R.F.Wilson writes from London: How about a juicy conspiracy theory? Yes, I bet you’d love to hear about a a conspiracy on a dreary Monday.
Anyway, what if the BBC top brass covered up Jimmy Savile’s sexual indiscretions for fear that, if confronted and charged, he would spill the beans and name names?
Now that it has come to light that complaints about Savile getting frisky with young impressionable women were made for the duration of about sixty years it does seem odd that that he was getting away with it with such ease. It’s especially ridiculous to hear people like former controller of Radio One, Derek Chinnery, saying yesterday that he once confronted Savile, asking him whether there was any truth in the rumours that he was getting it off with underage girls, and Savile replying that it was all rubbish. If that was how the BBC was dealing with child abuse in its midst, then it’s no wonder that the nasty goings on continued for decades.
Even more amazing is that the police actually started about half a dozen investigations into accusations against Savile and all of them were magically wound up. Shouldn’t the BBC directors have figured out that having Savile on their staff was not a good idea? Six investigations don’t just start for no reason. One might be caused by a mistake or a false rumour, but not six. Savile should have been told to take a walk. But it didn’t happen. And that is pretty suspicious whichever way you look at it.
Former head of the BBC Trust Sir Michael Lyons has a lot of nerve saying that there is an atmosphere of hysteria existing over the Savile allegations. Mind you, his attempt to direct attention to other institutions, like Broadmoor and several children’s hospitals, where Savile was molesting young girls as well, looked clumsy. Not to mention that Savile worked at the BBC and sexually abused under-age girls on its premises.
So let’s assume for a moment that people at the BBC knew about Savile abusing young girls but kept silent to avoid a bigger scandal erupting. It’s really hard to imagine that only one person was conducting a campaign of child sex abuse while no one else was involved. It just doesn’t work like that in the real world, especially when it has to do with a dodgy show like Top Of The Pops and all those impressionable groupies mixing with pop stars and horny DJs. Incidentally, how come other presenters at Top Of The Pops are saying silent about the whole matter? Why don’t they say something to dispel the notion that they might have been involved in it as well. Or is the omerta that exists at the BBC is so strong that no one wants to break it?
The current BBC Director General George Entwistle has announced that two independent inquiries would be launched to investigate the banning of the Newsnight programme about Savile and the whole culture at the Corporation. Mr Entwhistle had been in charge of television at the BBC for the past five years so he must have at least heard about the rumours that Savile was on the prowl. So he’s in a bit of problem here, having to investigate himself, among other people.
The funniest thing of all, of course, is how supporters and benefactors of the BBC are trying hard to invent ‘scandals’ of all sorts, to distract attention from the Savile outrage. The latest of them is the so-called investigation into the involvement of senior military figures in helping to push through military arms contracts. Even though none of the people interviewed by the hacks from the Sunday Times who posed as ‘lobbyists’ accepted any money from them, the non-story still made front page news. Just as the so-called Plebgate story involving Chief Tory Whip Andrew Mitchell and the cop he supposedly offended at the gates of Downing Street, calling him a ‘pleb’ continues to drag on, with Labour and leftie hacks demanding that he quits.
By the looks of things the paedophile cover-up scandal at the BBC will eventually be buried. Too many important people have too much to lose if their names come up. Not to mention that the left-wing biased Corporation might end up privatised, if it turns out that it had a wide network of paedophiles operating within it.