'You People Are All the Same'


Little Green Footballs
found an item from the New York Sun about BBC reporter Orla Guerin.

Daniel Freedman at the New York Sun remembers a previous encounter with BBC reporter Orla Guerin (recently caught playing fast and loose with the truth in Lebanon): How Orla Guerin Ruined My Afternoon; or, BBC Bias Exposed Archives.

I would have expected nothing less
from her, since I’ve been on the receiving end of Guerin’s hatred
toward the Jewish State myself. About six years ago, while wandering
through the Old City of Jerusalem with a friend, I chanced upon Guerin
preparing a broadcast. After quietly standing and watching Guerin and
her crew for about one minute, we heard her cameraman ask her: “shall
we start?” To which she replied, “not till these troublemakers leave.”

I then asked her in English “who are you calling troublemakers?
We’ve only been here watching for a minute and haven’t said a word.”
She hesitated, acting somewhat shocked that we heard the exchange,
perhaps thinking us to be Israelis and not fluent English speakers, and
then dismissively replied, “well you people are all the same.” I turned
and left, and filed a complaint with the BBC. The BBC replied with some
standard e-mail saying that they couldn’t verify my account and
therefore could take no action.