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BBC sorry over Frankie Boyle IDF joke

BBC sorry over Frankie Boyle IDF joke
By Robyn Rosen, April 29, 2010

The BBC Trust's editorial standards committee has apologised after Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle made an "antisemitic" joke about the Israeli army.

Mr Boyle made the comment on Radio 4's Political Animal programme in June 2008 and said: "I'm quite interested in the Middle East, I'm actually studying Israeli army martial arts. And I know 16 ways to kick a Palestinian woman in the back.

"I've got an analogy which explains the whole thing quite well: if you imagine that Palestine is a cake – well, that cake is being punched to pieces by a very angry Jew."

Adam Bernstein, a 36-year-old musician from Oxford, complained that the comments were "disgusting" and "antisemitic" and last November the BBC found that the use of the word "Jew" was inappropriate.

Unhappy with the response, Mr Bernstein went to the editorial complaints unit, which this week apologised on behalf of the BBC for "any offence" it may have caused listeners and admitted it breached editorial guidelines.

It added that the breach "while serious, did not require an apology or correction from the BBC online or on air".
Last updated: 3:18pm, April 29 2010


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  • Frankie Boyle is funny as.

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  • fucking pathetic. im to the point now where im so sick and tired of hearing how someone else is offended or something is racist, or sexist or any other -ist, that i have contempt for anyone who apologizes to a person who feels offended.
    someone gets offended by a jew joke and complains and they get an apology. well what if im offended by the apology? only the first crybaby gets a reward?

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  • Frankie Boyle is a legend.

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  • some people have no humour.

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  • The UK has a real problem with all the neo-nazis leftists there...

    This was not a joke, it was neo-nazi propaganda to cite hatred for jews based on the idea that they (jews) abuse Palestinian women.

    Takes a nazi scumbag like that to run interferance of the islamophile animals that slaughter entire families and slice the throats of 2 year old children while they are strapped in their car seat.

    http://tinyurl.com/32hxwqg

    meirav hatal.

    http://tinyurl.com/32hxwqg

    Keep it up Nazis, you will get More..

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    • pathetic moron. cry more. u make us laugh!!! ... well not as much as frankie boyle, but almost!

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    • Oh so its freedom of speech until someone says something you don't like? I've heard worse jokes than that about jews out of Larry Davids mouth. In fact you have made more hateful jokes about liberals than this one was to Israel. You are a hypocrite.

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    • Oh, I forgot to mention your also a coward with his cursor hovering over the block button just in case he can't defend his statements. Your one of the people on here that has lost all credablity by hiding behind that block button. Do you feel a little twinge of remorse when you push it? I bet you do.

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    • @AwsomeSauce ha ha ha ha ha ha ha sorry chump stop your shitty propaganda. US SCOTS HATE NO ONE. we will laugh at everyone including ourselves, we will rip the pish out of every subject we can. what doesn't kill you laugh at.that is the scottish mentality.
      and the reason they appologised was because frankie LIED. they know 28 WAYS to KICK a PALESTINIAN TO DEATH.and check your own governments history pre obama before you start the nazi abuse.

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  • Frankie Boyle is fucking BRILLIANT! Those werent jokes; they were observations.

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  • 1 jew got arsey, id have just filed his rants in the recycle bin... get over yourself yosef

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  • Who needs trident missiles when you have Frankie Boyle.

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  • why was auschwitz an optimistic place?

    because all the pessimists were in New York

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  • Go ask for a personal apology from Frankie .

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  • (B) : ))))

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  • Bye Anglo!

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  • "I'm quite interested in the Middle East, I'm actually studying Israeli army m More..artial arts. And I know 16 ways to kick a Palestinian woman in the back."

    LMFAO

    Wicked funny.

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