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REPORT: BBC HOST MOST PROLIFIC PEDOPHILE IN HISTORY

January 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The recipient of numerous honors for his work to raise funds for children’s charities in the U.K., the late BBC host Jimmy Savile used his privileged position (he was knighted by the Pope and Queen Elizabeth) to sexually abuse children as young as 8 during a period covering some 54 years, according to a report […]

BBC SLAMMED FOR HANDLING OF SAVILE SEX-ABUSE STORY

December 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC has come in for withering criticism in a 185-page report by Nick Pollard, the former head of Sky News, about the decision to axe an investigation by its flagship newsmagazine Newsnight that would have revealed that the late Jimmy Savile, once one of the public broadcaster’s most celebrated hosts, had sexually abused children. […]

BRITAIN’S TOP CELEBRITY PUBLICIST ARRESTED

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s firestorm of scandals produced another flareup on Thursday when the country’s leading celebrity publicist, Max Clifford, was arrested and questioned by Scotland Yard on suspicion of sexual offenses. “Anyone who really knew me all those years ago, and those who have known me since, will have no doubt I would never act in the […]

EX-BBC CHIEF UNDER FIRE FROM PAPER WHERE HE’S NOW CEO

November 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

New questions have been raised about when former BBC Director General Mark Thompson learned about allegations that the public broadcaster’s famed host Jimmy Savile had sexually abused numerous children, many in his dressing room at the BBC, over a decades-long period. The questions are raised in a report in today’s (Friday) New York Times, where […]

ACTING BBC NEWS DIRECTOR TRIES TO MUZZLE STAFF OVER SCANDALS

November 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC’s decision-making competence came in for renewed criticism today (Wednesday) after it was disclosed that the person appointed temporarily to fill the position of news director attempted to put a lid on the two current scandals embroiling the public broadcaster by asking the staff not to discuss them publicly. As reported by the London […]

SULZBERGER GIVES EX-BBC HEAD HIS BLESSING, DESPITE SCANDAL

October 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York Times‘s ombudsman may have expressed serious doubts about the qualifications of former BBC Director General Mark Thompson’s qualifications to become president and CEO of The New York Times Company in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex scandal in the U.K., but Chairman/Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. apparently has none. In a message […]

THE WORST SCANDAL IN BBC’S HISTORY?

October 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s venerable BBC has been plunged into what its veteran foreign correspondent John Simpson has called “the worst crisis that I can remember in my nearly 50 years at the BBC.” Simpson makes the comment in a report due to air tonight (Monday) on the BBC’s late-night investigation program Panorama concerning allegations that editors and […]

BBC SAYS IT WILL INVESTIGATE SEX CHARGES AGAINST EX-HOST

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC, which has been accused of ignoring widespread rumors that one of its principal hosts of programs aimed at children sexually abused them, said on Monday that it will launch a “comprehensive examination” of the charges after a recently announced police investigation is completed. The announcement by BBC director-general George Entwistle follows the broadcast […]

EXPOSE ABOUT FAMED BBC HOST SAVILE DRAWS BIG RATINGS — ON ITV

October 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some two million viewers in the U.K. tuned in to watch the ITV documentary Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile Wednesday night despite the fact that it aired from 11:10 p.m. to 12:05 a.m. The figure represents more than a 22-percent share of the entire British television audience at that time of night. The […]

FAMED BBC HOST JIMMY SAVILE DEAD AT 84

October 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Veteran British TV host Jimmy Savile, who gained fame introducing the leading international singers on the BBC’s Top of the Pops, which launched in 1964, has died in Leeds, England two days before his 85th birthday. Saville was also famous for raising money for charities — more than $60 million — principally for children’s groups, […]