Something the Tabloid Media tool delight in reporting on . Though none offer an explanation why they didn't report on Saville after his death or even his life time. Indeed maybe the Saville inquiry should look not only the BBC but the rest of the Media. Who seemed not to act on the rumours about Saville considering their willingness to expose Celebratory lifestyles.
The latest Newsnight Scandal xame about when the programme ran l story on the renewed North Wales child abuse scandal and implicated a senior Tory from the Thatcher era without naming him
However it does seem that the allegation pointed to Lord McAlpine , who was being named on various websites,
Why the BBC failed to contact Lord McAlpine to put the allegations to him is highly questionable but Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman may have pointed to one area which may point to their failings
George Entwistle’s departure is a great shame. He has been brought low by cowards and incompetents.We do need to ask how much cut in the grassroots journalism at Newsnight and indeed the rest of the media means that the double or even triple checking of investigative journalism is not being carrying out.
The real problem here is the BBC’s decision, in the wake of the Hutton Inquiry, to play safe by appointing biddable people.
They then compounded the problem by enforcing a series of cuts on programme budgets, while bloating the management.
That is how you arrive at the current mess on Newsnight. I very much doubt the problem is unique to that programme
I had hoped that George might stay to sort this out. It is a great pity that a talented man has been sacrificed while time-servers prosper. I shall not be issuing any further statements or doing any interviews.
The news night scandal over McAlpine has unfortunately drawn attention from another shocjking oiece of journalism ( though thats not the word to call it) of David Cameron being confronted on Thursday by presenter Phillip Schofield on ITV's This Morning with a list of names of he claimed he had downloaded from the internet and listed politician who may be involved in child abuse.
The Prime Minister responded that accusations of paedophilia against senior Tories risk becoming a witch-hunt against people who are gay
And he was right of course indeed Schofield nay have done great damage in his stunt..
- Firstly perfectly innocent people may be accused either by mistake or even malice and suffer from the belief that" there's no smoke without fire" for the rest of their lives
- And if the list of false allegations or speculation grows the guilty may be able to hide from justice and claim thy are a victim of a witch-hunt.
We need to get to the bottom of this story instigate a complete and thorough inquiry and make sure that it is not undermined by amateur , slipshod or under resourced journalism,