Discussion in 'Community' started by Juliet316, Oct 23, 2012.
BBC Chef grilled by MPs over BBC killing story about it.
I watched some of that. The guy was basically clueless. He'd get my no-confidence vote if I worked for the BBC.
That seems rather harsh - I don't see what Gordon Ramsay has to do with this scandal.
Never understood why he was so popular - I always thought he seemed creepy.
I highly recommend anyone to watch Louis Theroux's documentary on Jimmy Savile. Weird stuff.
Here's a clip:
BBC have really ballsed this whole thing up. if they had run with the Newsnight story when they had the chance, it would have absolved themselves slightly, because it would have been them who revealed the scoop. Now it just looks like they've attempted to cover it up and handed ITV a massive victory.
This isn't a BBC sex abuse scandal, this is a Jimmy Saville sex abuse scandal.
Rather than interrogating the current BBC head, wouldn't it have made more sense to interrogate those who were Saville's superiors at the time? This alleged scandal dates back 20 or more years, after all.
It would, but the story seems to be moving beyond Saville's actions now. That's where the focus should lie, but ultimately much of the press and some of the establishment are using the story as a way to attack the BBC. One day, these constant attacks on the BBC will tell and it will crumble... and we will have lost something incredibly precious.
Well, the new Head of the BBC who testified didn't help things. I know he's new in the job but he's not new in the corporation. If that's the best candidate they could find for the job then I don't hold out a lot of hope for the corporation.
When did he join the BBC? Is he a trained investigator? When did the Police give the go-ahead for a BBC investigation to commence?
There have been allegations about JS carrying on in various hospitals too, when is the NHS Head due before this Committtee?
Were any reports made to Police at the time, if so what was done about them, if not, why not?
A 'steep fall' for BBC as scandal continues to grow.
300 victims thus far.
Vatican: Papal honor cannot be removed.
Not surprised all things considered about that one.
I expect they'll find another honour for him now.
BBC News is reporting that Gary Glitter was picked up this morning for questioning. Given that he has been imprisoned before for child sex offenses, I guess it was inevitable.
Yeah, I saw that on MSN. How many more I connected to this, I wonder.
This is what I've been wondering. If people at the BBC were getting groped by high profile presenters at the corporation then why not go to the police or to the press? If they did and they did nothing, then that's a far bigger scandal. Same with those that Saville is alleged to have raped. I don't for one minute believed that not one of them went to a tabloid newspaper to tell them of what happened. It's not like there haven't been rumours about him for decades. Why did they do nothing? Why is it that the BBC is being used as a scapegoat?
As someone quite rightly pointed out on Twitter, it wasn't that the BBC was a sexist organisation in the 70's. The 70's was a sexist decade.
BBC Head resigns.
Two more quit at the BBC amid scandal