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BBC EXECS SCORED FOR MEMORY LAPSE IN SAVILE INQUIRY

August 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Newly revealed details of an independent inquiry into the decision of BBC producers to shelve a Newsnight program exposing the late Jimmy Savile, the former music-show host, as a pedophile, depicts BBC brass in chaos and at war with themselves. Commenting on the new revelations during a radio interview, Nick Pollard, the former head of Sky News who oversaw the inquiry accused BBC executives of not being credible when they insisted time and again that they were unable to remember key incidents related to the cancellation of the Newsnight program. He acknowledged that even after spending $3.8 million on the inquiry, “We didn’t, I think, get absolutely to the point where we could say with 100 per cent assurance, ‘This is precisely what happened, and why’ — partly because of conflicting recollections by people, or no recollections offered to us.”