BBC continues to mislead on OPCW’s Douma ‘chlorine gas’ report

Chlorine gas – heavier than air and extremely reactive On Friday, the BBC – on its website and in its broadcast coverage – published blatantly fake news when it claimed that ‘chemical weapons watchdog’ the OPCW had confirmed that a chlorine gas attack took place in the Syrian town of Douma. The BBC was forced […]

BBC forced to correct Douma gas story after SKWAWKBOX exposes fake news

Last night the BBC published outrageous fake news when it claimed – both on its website and in its broadcast coverage – that the OPCW ‘chemical weapons watchdog’ had confirmed, in its ‘fact-finding mission’ report, that chlorine gas had been used to attack civilians in the Syrian town of Douma. The government, supported by right-wing […]

Video: BBC News joins fake news scandal over OPCW’s Douma chlorine report

As the SKWAWKBOX reported not long ago, the BBC News website published outright fake news on Friday evening when it reported that the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) ‘fact-finding mission’ to the Syrian town of Douma had concluded that a chlorine gas attack had been perpetrated on civilians in the city. The […]

BBC’s outright fake news tonight on Douma ‘chlorine attack’

The BBC has been freely critical of Russia Today/RT, Iran’s Press TV and other similar state broadcasters, routinely hosting ‘talking heads’ who dismiss those broadcasters as mere mouthpieces. Tonight, the BBC dropped any pretence that it is any different or better with an astonishingly misleading article about the OPCW‘s (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) […]

Video: is BBC already priming us for government narrative on #AmesburyNovichok?

BBC News’ 10pm programme tonight started with a striking assumption on the part of the BBC: Within seconds of announcing that the critical illness of Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley was caused by exposure to the same Novichok nerve agent used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal in nearby Salisbury, Hugh Edwards was telling us, […]

Controversy? OPCW’s press release acknowledges Palestinian statehood

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has today issued a press release that may have caused consternation in some circles by its explicit recognition of Palestinian statehood: Palestine had deposited its ‘instrument of accession’ to the Chemical Weapons Convention in late May,  in a move that the Times of Israel called an expansion of […]

OPCW completes Douma mission

  The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has completed its fact-finding mission to the Syrian town of Douma, site of an alleged – but disputed – chemical weapon attack in March. The OPCW issued a statement advising it will take around a month weeks to complete its analysis – but warning it […]

Video: a simple question from Corbyn outraged the warmongers

Jeremy Corbyn asked a number of searching questions of Theresa May in the Commons on Monday – including asking her why international journalists and local people were able to clamber among the rubble of supposed chemical weapons facilities with no protective clothing. But one question in particular caused howls of outrage from the Tories – […]

UK’s NATO letter re Salisbury/Russia betrays flimsy case, contradicts earlier claims

The mainstream media have generally attempted to spin the OPCW’s (Office for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) equivocal support for Porton Down’s analysis of the toxin used in the Salisbury attack as if it proves the government’s case against Russia. Only the report’s executive summary has been released to the public – and that does […]

Video: Tory minister Johnson suffering ‘technology interfering’ on BBCQT

Seems the ‘technical interference’ affecting Tory minister Jo Johnson’s answer on last night’s BBC Question Time programme was his accidentally-activated Siri: However, that fact may not be much less embarrassing for the minister. See here. The SKWAWKBOX needs your support. This blog is provided free of charge but depends on the generosity of its readers to […]