Tears for Arafat

The people of Ramallah didn’t seem to care much, but BBC correspondent Barbara Plett broke down in tears as the helicopter carrying Yasser Arafat lifted off from his compound.

Can I be excused, after reading this, for thinking that my impression of biased BBC coverage of Israel/Palestine isn’t the product of a fevered imagination? Can anyone picture a Beeb correspondent crying for Ariel Sharon?

(Via Imshin, who has some thoughts of her own.)