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(The Week)   The BBC apologizes for booking Jeffrey Epstein's former lawyer, and fellow child rapist Alan Dershowitz as the "impartial legal analyst" commenting on the Ghislaine Maxwell verdict. Those responsible for the fault, have been sacked   (theweek.com) divider line
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2021-12-30 11:07:17 AM  
And here to put the recent nighttime henhouse raids into perspective, a local Fox.
 
2021-12-30 11:14:36 AM  
I'm guessing he's also been disinvited from the BBC vineyards
 
2021-12-30 12:08:34 PM  
Just focus on the giant owl kid, it will all be over in a minute, I'm all out of Viagra.
 
2021-12-30 12:08:35 PM  
Ball sacked?
 
2021-12-30 12:09:27 PM  
You have to admit, this was really farking funny
 
2021-12-30 12:10:10 PM  
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2021-12-30 12:10:48 PM  
Missed an opportunity. "We invited you as an impartial expert, but it turns out you have a past involvement. Would you explain yada yada?"
 
2021-12-30 12:11:11 PM  
He is the biggest POS around.
 
2021-12-30 12:11:14 PM  
Too late.  He's yours now.  Now give-backs.  Have him write an op-ed about how the age of consent should be lowered to 15.
 
2021-12-30 12:13:13 PM  
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2021-12-30 12:13:16 PM  
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2021-12-30 12:14:02 PM  
Subbys green was longer than the article.
 
2021-12-30 12:16:24 PM  
I like that the BBC will investigate themselves.  I bet they find that one of their producers took a bribe from "team pedo-billionaire."
 
2021-12-30 12:17:20 PM  
Bumbling British coonts trying to out do Nice Polite Republicans?
 
2021-12-30 12:18:05 PM  

Ker_Thwap: I like that the BBC will investigate themselves.  I bet they find that one of their producers took a bribe from "team pedo-billionaire."


That's a funny way of spelling "Prince Andrew".
 
2021-12-30 12:18:26 PM  

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They are sacking his parents?
 
2021-12-30 12:20:50 PM  

Ker_Thwap: I like that the BBC will investigate themselves.  I bet they find that one of their producers took a bribe from "team pedo-billionaire."


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2021-12-30 12:20:52 PM  
"Where all the 15-year-olds at?"
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2021-12-30 12:21:04 PM  
BBC- "one of the most shocking things the BBC has done in years."

FOX- "Oh, is it Wednesday already?"
 
2021-12-30 12:21:28 PM  
I hope this asshole FAFO. In this case, Literally.
 
2021-12-30 12:21:34 PM  
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2021-12-30 12:21:57 PM  
I hope that Ghislaine squeals on every child-farker, including and especially Dershowitz.  His mug shot would make me happy.
 
2021-12-30 12:22:03 PM  

Grungehamster: Ker_Thwap: I like that the BBC will investigate themselves.  I bet they find that one of their producers took a bribe from "team pedo-billionaire."

That's a funny way of spelling "Prince Andrew".


Yout say potahto, I say potato.
 
2021-12-30 12:23:15 PM  
I was an Audience of One on Night After Night with Allan Havey back in the late eighties/early 90s.
The guest the day I was there with Alan Dershowitz promoting his book "Chutzpah"

The next night was Anna Nicole Smith.

"How's that for being born under a bad sign"
 
2021-12-30 12:23:22 PM  
Meanwhile people were shocked when Toobin happened
 
2021-12-30 12:23:39 PM  

jaivirtualcard: They are sacking his parents?


They've already been sacked and resting comfortably in their graves.
 
2021-12-30 12:29:04 PM  
If only there was someway they could have found information or "news" about this person before they had him on.
It really is a mystery, I guess we'll never know.
 
2021-12-30 12:32:53 PM  

Ker_Thwap: I like that the BBC will investigate themselves.  I bet they find that one of their producers took a bribe from "team pedo-billionaire."


So greedy! Mark Thompson needed no bribes.
 
2021-12-30 12:34:12 PM  
Television news media cares less about morality or ethics (i.e. not at all) and only whether some smart looking old white man can string sentences together, or a buffy-type pretty woman.

Adding to the BBC's problems is that their leadership positions have been captured by the Tories. They haven't been independent as a news org for a long time now.
 
2021-12-30 12:35:37 PM  
It's really bad when the BBC falls below the standards of Fox News.

I'm perfectly fine with "Romeo and Juliette" laws, but age of consent laws are there for a purpose.

I'm hoping Ghislaine is reading "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings".  It's a great read and very topical.
 
2021-12-30 12:37:44 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: I'm hoping Ghislaine is reading "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings".  It's a great read and very topical.


No she won't be reading that. This is what she will be reading.

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2021-12-30 12:38:09 PM  

jaivirtualcard: I hope this asshole FAFO. In this case, Literally.


The FA happened already. I hope he gets to the FO soonish.
 
2021-12-30 12:38:46 PM  
Listen, Alan was interviewed by an aging female reporter and wants you all to know that he did indeed keep his underwear on for the entire interview.
 
2021-12-30 12:39:23 PM  

pc_gator: BBC- "one of the most shocking things the BBC has done in years."

FOX- "Oh, is it Wednesday already?"


Except that, according to the article, FoxNews introduced Dershowitz, disclosed that he was Epstein's lawyer, said he (Dershowitz) was also accused of wrongdoing, and asked him his view as an involved person.  I'm not seeing what FoxNews did wrong.

The BBC held him out to be an unbiased lawyer giving an opinion as an outsider.  FoxNews fully disclosed that he is heavily involved in the case and was giving an opinion as an involved person.  It would be no different than if they interviewed the prosecutor or the defense attorney.  It's perfectly normal to interview a lawyer or other person involved in a case.
 
2021-12-30 12:48:38 PM  

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: Listen, Alan was interviewed by an aging female reporter and wants you all to know that he did indeed keep his underwear on for the entire interview.


I think you meant to write "his Depends"

or these

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2021-12-30 1:03:11 PM  
The BBC are just a bunch of Merry Andrews.
 
2021-12-30 1:09:13 PM  
Dershowitz has also served as a lawyer for Epstein. On Thursday, BBC News said the interview fell short of its editorial standards.

Having Alan Dershowitz on TV to comment on any issue should be short of your editorial standards.
 
2021-12-30 1:12:36 PM  
Article doesn't say they were sacked.  Would like to think they were.  Actions, consequences kind of thing.
 
2021-12-30 1:18:26 PM  
"We will look into how this happened."

... i expect only the greatest detective work, lou.
 
2021-12-30 1:20:37 PM  
Yeah. Impartial Legal Analysis is probably a bad label.. now if they labeled him as an expert on the subject of child abuse, that would work. It would be misleading but truthful.
 
2021-12-30 1:22:27 PM  

keldaria: expert on the subject of child abuse


it's not abuse
it's Rape
 
2021-12-30 1:24:27 PM  
BBC News said. "We will look into how this happened."

We investigated ourselves and found no wrongdoing.
 
2021-12-30 1:26:51 PM  

moothemagiccow: keldaria: expert on the subject of child abuse

it's not abuse
it's Rape


Some consider rape a form of abuse, but I'll happily concede the point to our resident fark expert if you like.
 
2021-12-30 1:27:44 PM  
Alan Derpowitz
 
2021-12-30 1:28:53 PM  

Leader O'Cola: Meanwhile people were shocked when Toobin happened


Don't stop, I'm about to Toobin!
 
2021-12-30 1:29:52 PM  
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Here to comment on the conviction of Yogi and Bobo on theft of Pic-O-Nick baskets.
 
2021-12-30 1:31:54 PM  
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I'm still impressed.
 
2021-12-30 1:32:02 PM  
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2021-12-30 1:35:12 PM  
Legal analyst?  Technically valid.

Impartial?  Ha ha, nope!
 
2021-12-30 1:35:47 PM  

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I'd settle for a nice compromise between shooting and punching the nazi. Specifically pistol-whipping the nazi.
 
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