BBC Doublespeak

A BBC newsflash reported on Friday that “the body of an Italian peace campaigner”, who had been taken hostage in Gaza, had been found. Vittorio Arrigoni, a pro-Palestinian activist, was abducted last Thursday. After his Palestinian captors had released a photo of him bound, blindfolded and bloodied, police found him hanged in a Gaza City house following receiving a tip-off.

My late rabbi and teacher, Hugo Gryn, who spent his childhood years in Auschwitz concentration camp, used to say that there are two kinds of people in this world: those who polarize and those who seek to build bridges. Vittorio Arrigoni was clearly one of the former.

A brief glance at his Facebook page shows what kind of a person he was. See here and here

The fact that the BBC should have chosen to refer to Arrigoni as a “peace campaigner” shows how Doublespeak can distort the truth and create undeserved sympathy for a despicable human being, who sought to incite and spread hatred.

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1 Response to BBC Doublespeak

  1. Is “1984” still required reading in Great Britain? These terms though actually reflect more on the editor’s outlook in choosing them rather than “radical pro-Palestinian internationalist”.

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