R.F.Wilson writes from London: They say the New York mafia has the strictest code of silence. But recent events have demonstrated that it’s the BBC that has had the toughest arrangement in that area since the 1970s.
No one, it seems, dared utter a word about presenter Jimmy Savile shagging underage girls – in his dressing room, in his car and pretty much at any place that he thought was suitable for several decades. Yes, not a pip and not a squeak were made, supposedly for fear of retribution.
And the funniest thing of all is that now that this whole disgusting story is in the open, with about 20 women coming forward to reveal that they were abused by that thug Savile and his mates, the BBC have suddenly figured out that it would be better to agree its own inquiry and limit the damage. No one else from the BBC was involved, we are given to understand.
Jimmy, it turns out, had managed to frighten the s..t out of the whole Corporation, that’s about 40,000 people, all by himself.
The message coming from these creeps is that why not let sleeping dogs lie? You know, Jimmy is dead anyway, so what would be the point of investigating all those nasty deeds, especially as they took place ages ago.
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The biggest worry for the BBC is that people will start to talk about similar and other irregularities and names of its execs and editors and producers might start popping up. And that would spell disaster for the Corporation that has managed to keep the lid on the goings on behind its doors for so long. And the subject of drug use may come up as well, for some of the big names do look suspiciously hyperactive, even when they are on screen, not to mention the odd look in the eyes of some children’s TV presenters. Stirring Trouble Internationally is a humorous news website and also covers current affairs, Entertainment and media.
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- Another Jimmy Savile memorial removed (standard.co.uk)
- BBC boss promises Savile inquiry (express.co.uk)
- sun campaign strip paedo dj jimmy savile of 'sir' knighthood (thesun.co.uk)
- BBC boss Lord Patten rejects call for independent investigation into alleged abuses by Jimmy Savile (dailymail.co.uk)
- Freddie Starr: I'm NOT the third man in Jimmy Savile room (mirror.co.uk)