Would you bother to fact-check a story about an Arab-Israeli soldier who is penalized for not being willing to shoot Palestinian children?
Not if you work at the BBC. Some person submits this Israel-bashing story on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day during the Today program where he suggests a Muslim corporal in the Israel Defense Forces had been jailed for refusing to shoot Palestinian children. He presents the story as fact when it is, in actuality, complete fiction. Needless to say, they let it on the air without bothering to check the facts.
They’re apologizing now, which is very generous of them, but one has to wonder (again) about their common sense and bias.