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(Guardian)   Incoming New York Times CEO caught up in British pedophilia scandal involving former BBC children's show host that makes the whole Jerry Sandusky thing look like ... erm ... child's play?   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 42
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2012-10-24 10:11:56 AM  
Heh... "incoming" ...
 
2012-10-24 11:39:35 AM  
Worth bookmarking this thread for a follow-up in about 6 months time when the Police report is out on exactly "who knew what". Likely to be uncomfortable for some BBC personalities.
 
2012-10-24 11:40:40 AM  
Nicely done Subby!
 
2012-10-24 11:48:39 AM  
Anyone who can keep a scandal under wraps until he leaves should run for office.
 
2012-10-24 11:48:50 AM  
I'm more offended by the word ombudsman
 
2012-10-24 11:49:34 AM  
FTA:"This article was amended on 24 October 2012. The original said Margaret Sullivan rebuked Mark Thompson. This has been corrected"

---the people responsible have been sacked
 
2012-10-24 11:50:07 AM  
Don't worry, subby. The takin off the sunglasses and screaming YYYYEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAA was automatically added by my brain.

It's like reading something in Morgab Freeman's voice, only set off by puns.

/Titty sprinkles
 
2012-10-24 11:50:25 AM  
moumantai.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-24 11:52:00 AM  

I'm an excellent driver: Worth bookmarking this thread for a follow-up in about 6 months time when the Police report is out on exactly "who knew what". Likely to be uncomfortable for some BBC personalities.


Meh, given the Crown Prosecution Service couldn't find enough evidence or people that would come forward 3 years ago to go forward with a prosecution, it seems odd to expect the BBC would be in a better position to accuse him of the crimes.
 
2012-10-24 11:52:24 AM  
He looks like Kurtwood Smith. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, knows that Kurtwood Smith would never harm a child outside of calling him (or her) a "dumbass."

/Got nuthin'
//Don't NEED nuthin'
///Tigers are playin'...to-NIGHT! I never miss a game!
 
2012-10-24 11:54:29 AM  

xria: I'm an excellent driver: Worth bookmarking this thread for a follow-up in about 6 months time when the Police report is out on exactly "who knew what". Likely to be uncomfortable for some BBC personalities.

Meh, given the Crown Prosecution Service couldn't find enough evidence or people that would come forward 3 years ago to go forward with a prosecution, it seems odd to expect the BBC would be in a better position to accuse him of the crimes.


yeah but he's dead now. so easy!
 
2012-10-24 12:13:59 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: [moumantai.files.wordpress.com image 600x375]


Jimmy Saviles "O" face?
 
2012-10-24 12:14:15 PM  
Are you sure it's not just some confusion of a guy named Peter Fiel?
Link
 
2012-10-24 12:18:38 PM  
Apart from disgust, my primary reaction to this is that I think it's crazy that as much British television as we get in the U.S., there's still so much British popular culture that is completely unknown to.. well, at least to me. In other words, it amazes me that as big as this guy was in England, I've never heard of him before.
 
2012-10-24 12:21:43 PM  
That the New York Times sucks now has a different tone altogether ....
 
2012-10-24 12:25:32 PM  
Whoa...covering up sexual abuse because they're afraid of damaging an organization's reputation?
Goodness me, Farkers had me convinced this sick kind of thinking only applied to football fans in a certain part of Pennsylvania.
 
2012-10-24 12:29:24 PM  
Did he end up with a Blue Peter?
 
2012-10-24 12:30:10 PM  

Fano: FTA:"This article was amended on 24 October 2012. The original said Margaret Sullivan rebuked Mark Thompson. This has been corrected"

---the people responsible have been sacked


---the people responsible for the sacking of the people have been sacked.
 
2012-10-24 12:31:10 PM  

Andulamb: Apart from disgust, my primary reaction to this is that I think it's crazy that as much British television as we get in the U.S., there's still so much British popular culture that is completely unknown to.. well, at least to me. In other words, it amazes me that as big as this guy was in England, I've never heard of him before.


Take a look at any podcast service and listen to anything from the BBC on entertainment news. IYou won't recognize more than one name in eight. t's like a whole other country there.
 
2012-10-24 12:41:29 PM  

Nightsweat: Andulamb: Apart from disgust, my primary reaction to this is that I think it's crazy that as much British television as we get in the U.S., there's still so much British popular culture that is completely unknown to.. well, at least to me. In other words, it amazes me that as big as this guy was in England, I've never heard of him before.

Take a look at any podcast service and listen to anything from the BBC on entertainment news. IYou won't recognize more than one name in eight. t's like a whole other country there.


True enough, I think you have really only touched the surface with british stuff. From the references on Fark I assume you get get a lot of our comedy old like The Young Ones, Fawlty Tours, Monty Python but also newer stuff like anything Simon Peg related, The Office oh and Top Gear.

Jimmy Saville was in a whole different space of 70's, 80's non-comedy popular entertainment. He was about as famous as it got for a period, covering Top of the Pops (kids to young adults) through to Jim'll fix it (Kids). He was always in the news for Charity stuff. I can't see that any of it would have travelled over to the US though.

Looking back it is hard to see why he wasn't busted as a kiddly fiddler while he was at his peak. His whole demeanour was sleazy and overtly sexual to young people.
 
2012-10-24 12:54:37 PM  
To spare me from re-reading Sandusky threads, can someon tell me if I should blame BBC or all media for this?
 
2012-10-24 12:57:11 PM  
It wasn't Mother Maggie, was it?

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-24 01:01:15 PM  

doubled99: Whoa...covering up sexual abuse because they're afraid of damaging an organization's reputation?
Goodness me, Farkers had me convinced this sick kind of thinking only applied to football fans in a certain part of Pennsylvania.


Child sexual abuse AND necrophilia. Don't forget Savile's fun in the morgue. Allegedly.

Beat that, USA.
 
2012-10-24 01:05:34 PM  
opiumpoopy 2012-10-24 01:01:15 PM


doubled99: Whoa...covering up sexual abuse because they're afraid of damaging an organization's reputation?
Goodness me, Farkers had me convinced this sick kind of thinking only applied to football fans in a certain part of Pennsylvania.

Child sexual abuse AND necrophilia. Don't forget Savile's fun in the morgue. Allegedly.

Beat that, USA.
 
2012-10-24 01:07:25 PM  
opiumpoopy 2012-10-24 01:01:15 PM


doubled99: Whoa...covering up sexual abuse because they're afraid of damaging an organization's reputation?
Goodness me, Farkers had me convinced this sick kind of thinking only applied to football fans in a certain part of Pennsylvania.

Child sexual abuse AND necrophilia. Don't forget Savile's fun in the morgue. Allegedly.

Beat that, USA.


Give us a month or so and we will have a school shooting. Shooter will follow up with stickies to the face and corpse humping
 
2012-10-24 01:10:57 PM  

Gdalescrboz: Child sexual abuse AND necrophilia. Beat that, USA.


That was written in English.
The American language.
Had it been written in Limey, it would have been naecrophilia
 
2012-10-24 01:13:32 PM  
FTFA: "Savile was a Catholic teetotaller who worshipped his mother and was knighted for his charitable work in 1990, the same year he was given a papal knighthood by pope John Paul II."

None of this was a tipoff when he was alive?
 
2012-10-24 01:17:31 PM  

Gdalescrboz: opiumpoopy 2012-10-24 01:01:15 PM


doubled99: Whoa...covering up sexual abuse because they're afraid of damaging an organization's reputation?
Goodness me, Farkers had me convinced this sick kind of thinking only applied to football fans in a certain part of Pennsylvania.

Child sexual abuse AND necrophilia. Don't forget Savile's fun in the morgue. Allegedly.

Beat that, USA.


Eh, what we lack in variety, we make up for in volume, crimewise.
 
2012-10-24 01:21:50 PM  
Hey, NYT. Don't ask, don't tell.
 
2012-10-24 01:23:12 PM  

Nightsweat: Did he end up with a Blue Peter?


Spotted dick.
 
2012-10-24 01:30:26 PM  
A young man moves to a village in Wales and gets talking to an old man from
the village. He asks the old man what his name is; the old man gets very
irate at this point and says: "See that line of houses over there? I built
them all, but do they call me Jones the house builder? Do they hell! See
those railway lines over there? I laid them all, but do they call me Jones
the engineer? Do they hell! See those bridges over that river? I built them
all, but do they call me Jones the bridge builder? Do they hell! But, a
long long time ago, I farked one teen girl..."
 
2012-10-24 01:53:27 PM  
You know, he was alone with his mother's corpse for a week...
 
2012-10-24 02:01:04 PM  
The really weird thing about the Savile revelations were that they surprised *nobody*.

Ok, the scale was surprising, but it was basically a standing joke 30 years ago when I was at Secondary School (I.e. High School). But he had friends in high places in the BBC and the Thatcher government, and he did a lot of charity work, so no-one askef any questions (except Louis Theroux, who only got evasive answers)
 
2012-10-24 02:29:19 PM  
More US jobs going to foreigners. Good job Obama.
 
2012-10-24 03:27:20 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: That the New York Times sucks now has a different tone

 
2012-10-24 03:31:58 PM  

liam76: To spare me from re-reading Sandusky threads, can someon tell me if I should blame BBC or all media for this?


You're supposed to conjure up a way to spin it so that this is all Rupert Murdoch's fault.
 
2012-10-24 03:34:30 PM  

gwowen: The really weird thing about the Savile revelations were that they surprised *nobody*.

Ok, the scale was surprising, but it was basically a standing joke 30 years ago when I was at Secondary School (I.e. High School). But he had friends in high places in the BBC and the Thatcher government, and he did a lot of charity work, so no-one askef any questions (except Louis Theroux, who only got evasive answers)


Exactly. He always gave off a creepy vibe. When I was a kid I didn't like him, and I have never met anyone who did. It was one of those weird adult things where someone says he's entertaining to kids, so other people believe that, and no-one thought to ask the kids if he was entertaining. Just about everybody I know would've been happier to spend time with Pennywise than Jimmy Savile. Or the Crow Man from Worzel Gummidge - now that was scary. And still preferable to the gold-trousered kiddy fiddler.
 
2012-10-24 03:49:42 PM  

Gulper Eel: liam76: To spare me from re-reading Sandusky threads, can someon tell me if I should blame BBC or all media for this?

You're supposed to conjure up a way to spin it so that this is all Rupert Murdoch's fault.


Try this, tis a bit long but it explains much (as of now)
Link

I'd like to thank the RedTops (Tabloids) for breaking the Saville affair wide open all those decades ago, Oh, Wait.

And from our Taiwan Animators from two weeks ago (Complete with "Paxo" Jeremy Paxman throwing a well-deserved fit):
Link
 
2012-10-24 05:26:33 PM  
The Old Grey (Sticky) Whistle Test?
 
2012-10-24 06:41:57 PM  

freewill: It wasn't Mother Maggie, was it?

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 403x373]


Glad SOMEBODY is on the ball around here.

would have also accepted Evil Uncle Ernie
 
2012-10-24 07:32:23 PM  
How much money does he have?
We'd need to know which rules apply to him.
I'm going to assume "none".
 
2012-10-24 09:34:53 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: How much money does he have?
We'd need to know which rules apply to him.
I'm going to assume "none".


Lots of money but he's dead now so.... not his anymore. I don't think it was a question of money that kept it quiet, more who his friends were and that he said if he went he would take others with him - said that in his autobiography. He used to spend time at Christmas with Margaret Thatcher.
 
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