THE BBC: IT’S THE VATICAN AND THE MAFIA ALL ROLLED INTO ONE

By Peter Sterry
21st Century Wire

Ivory towers have never been built so high, and the public kept so removed, as it has with the BBC.

Explaining things to the public is, theoretically, one of the BBC’s principal tasks, but its principle executives have found it impossible to do so when it comes to issue of institutional paedophilia.

While the focus of media attention has rightly moved to the widening investigations into child abuse in government and public institutions, and away from Sir Jimmy Savile, the national broadcaster still remains at the forefront of the issue.

Few are in any doubt that their handling of the subject has been an abject failure, and still refuses to grasp the enormity of the issues.

Even former Director General Greg Dyke called the BBC’s handling of the past four weeks as “pretty disastrous”. Dyke adds, “They let the speculation go on for too long. And then, of course, more and more came out, so it got harder to deal with. The idea that they didn’t show Newsnight’s investigation because of [he affects a sneering tone] ‘editorial reasons’ is very weak. Explain your reasons to the public. That’s important.”

You’d be smug too if you were paid a fortune to do nothing.

At the time of the Newsnight investigation into Sir Jimmy Savile’s activities, the man in the top job at the Beeb was Mark Thompson, now CEO of The New York Times. In common with many of his erstwhile senior BBC colleagues and even his successor in the top job, George Entwistle, Thompson has struggled to get his own story straight.

What Thompson Knew

In the BBC’s grand structure, the director general is both the CEO and editor-in-chief, so editorially controversial matters eventually find their way to him (yes, up to now it has always been a ‘him’). Firstly, Thompson said he knew nothing at all about Newsnight’s Savile story. Then he admitted he might have been generally aware of it, and that it involved allegations of child abuse. Then he agreed that he’d been told of it specifically by a BBC journalist at a drinks party and had subsequently asked senior news managers about it. By then, he says, they told him the investigation had been called off for ‘editorial reasons’. This is not over yet – since the full story of what actually happened and who knew what – has yet to be told, but already the reader’s editor is wondering out loud whether Thompson is fit for any such job. Not only has he changed his story three times already, but is openly intent on avoiding responsibility and passing this most unwelcome buck as quickly and as far as possible. Were he still at the BBC helm, he would surely be under enormous pressure to resign.

Was Entwistle promoted to the BBC’s top job as a result of his own aiding and abetting in the Savile Newsnight cover-up as Director of Programming, while Thompson is swiftly moved safely off shore? We are constantly told that corrupt executives are often promoted to their own level of incompetence, but could this be an actual case of top dogs being promoted for loyally playing a role in a cover-up?

Sir Jimmy was a BBC asset, and was protected throughout his career by men like Thompson.

The crisis is not confined to Mark Thompson’s career as a highly paid media executive. The BBC initially maintained in advance of the ITV documentary – and knowing the thrust of its allegations about Savile’s activities – that it had searched its archives and found no evidence of complaints about Savile and therefore that there was no case for further action. However, once the scale of alleged abuse started to become clear, that line simply couldn’t hold, and the BBC said it would hold its own Savile enquiry as soon as police enquiries were complete.

As for the Newsnight decision, the BBC said there was simply no case for questioning the editor’s original decision to drop the investigation. That line didn’t hold either and within two weeks the BBC had been forced to announce two major internal inquiries – into Savile, and the Newsnight decision – and a third into sexual harassment more generally at the corporation. We’re getting the picture that there could be an institutional disease at the Beeb.

The Casting Couch

Though I never worked at the BBC, I was at the other side of television, at ITV, in younger days where sexual harassment was a standing dish and the casting couch was very much in operation. Unfortunately for me, the casting couch of a gay nature, and it was made quite clear to me and colleagues, that rapid advancement up one greasy pole was entirely dependent on embracing another. I would be very surprised if it was any different at the BBC (many staff including senior management flit between the two), where promotion has always been based on who you know – in the biblical sense. Former child actor Ben Fellows went a long way to detail the depths to which older BBC employee regularly sink in order to secure sexual relationships with younger employees or actors. Savile was merely the very filthy end of that particular professional pole.

For the time being, it looks as though by announcing these inquiries, the BBC has skillfully kicked this and all other issues into the high weeds, to be retrieved at any unspecified time in the future. When these inquiries finally report, senior managers will have calculated that the furore will have died down considerably and there will be much wringing of hands and perhaps a sacrificial lamb, most likely an ex-BBC employee, or even better, one which is already deceased.

The BBC, the Vatican and the Mafia

Sir Jimmy was the BBC’s envoy to the Vatican, two very similar organisations.

Such is the self-regarding nature of the BBC, which reminds one of the Vatican announcing its own ‘internal inquiry’ into protecting its child abusing priests. Come to think of it, there are numerous parallels between the BBC and the Vatican – both are rich, haughty, sanctimonious monoliths, presided over by self-elected elites, and both are institutional protectors of child abuse masquerading as venerable bastions of decency. In fact, both these institutions celebrated and honoured Sir Jimmy Savile. It seems that the myths of their own infallibility have blinded them  to their own failings and the reality of the world they live in. But though the Vatican does like to enrich itself at the expense of the congregation, the BBC’s business model is much closer to that of that other infamous Italian racket, the mafia.

Above all, the Savile affair has reminded us once again that like the mafia, the BBC serves itself above all others. As it goes, the British public are still mostly unaware that the BBC had flogged its TV license collection business to a private company called Capita Ltd.

Like the mafia, the BBC see the general public as a resource to be extorted, they are there to pay for whatever the BBC decides it wants. Currently, the BBC’s level of public accountability is represented by us writing to ‘Feedback on Radio 4’, or their illustrious Board of Governors. If we are lucky, someone may deign to tell us why we are wrong. Just like mafia, non-payers are dealt with severely, Godfathers and Director Generals alike send heavies round to the front door of anyone daring to challenge their racket to threaten them that if they don’t pay now, they will have to pay a great deal more very soon. The BBC sold off their TV License business years ago, but kept it a rather hush hush affair, for fear that the public would eventually realize that the man coming to your door, insisting to come into your home to look around, and then threatening you with a fine or imprisonment if you cannot pay him a £160 license fee. British citizens should note here that when a private limited company comes to your door and demands money, that’s solicitation, which is technically illegal.

The flagrant disregard for Savile’s activities shown by the BBC is the same sheer arrogance that allows the corporation to extort its so called “licence fee” regardless of one’s income or our desire to consume a relatively mediocre product (with an exception of their nature and gardening programmes, still top notch).

Where the Mafia offer violence, the BBC threaten jail. Both have the solemn code of Omerta, silence in the face of accusation or criticism.

It is the very same arrogance that pulled the Newsnight story about their protected asset Savile, in favour of broadcasting more gushing, hagiographic tributes to Britain’s most prolific paedophile and a serial rapist.

It is the same arrogance that in spite of being a so called public broadcaster, means it is a closed shop, with no public access to its airwaves and all programming handed down from on high. Given its topicality, a real public service broadcaster should have enough backbone to screen a piece like “Sun, Sea and Satan”, British filmmaker Bill Maloney’s gruesome investigation into the appalling goings on at one of Savile’s favourite haunts, the notorious Haut La Garenne children’s home in Jersey, but not the BBC. There is not a cat in hell’s chance anything remotely controversial will ever appear on its screens, or anything that isn’t produced by one of its own perfectly groomed team.

It is the same arrogance, in this case with its extorted loot, that means Beeb thinks its perfectly okay to stuff great chunks of that same loot into the pockets of its cosy club of senior management, and often rude presenters and retired soccer players.

Alan Hansen: another over-inflated BBC celebrity, and not even smarter on footy than any bloke at your local pub.

The soccer pundits are a case in point. The lumpen salaries paid to football players still playing the game are justified by their unique skill on the pitch and the role they play securing the club honours and are paid largely by the huge television fees generated by the game worldwide. But once they have left the field of play, these men are no more skilled than the next man in the queue for a mug of Bovril and a meat pie. So why exactly is Alan Hansen paid £20K a week to say “shocking defending” and “unbelievable” every Saturday night? Why should impoverished pensioners, or any of us for that matter, be forced by law to make involuntary contributions to the BBC and Capita Ltd, in order to pad his and other millionaires’ pension funds ? There are hundreds of former soccer players, and I have no doubt I could find many who would give equally incisive and probably far whittier commentaries than the ex-Liverpool centre half at a tiny fraction of the cost, but the BBC likes to keep the self-inflated balloon of its own hyperbole afloat at all costs, particularly where jaw dropping salaries are concerned.

The BBC maintains a view of itself and its “stars” entirely divorced from reality, and nothing must be allowed to puncture this mythos, lest some of the hot air that keeps it afloat should seep out. The Savile affair has punctured their zeppelin sized balloon of hubris from which the good ship BBC is suspended, and now its heading back to earth.

Auntie, as she likes to be known, is fact a hideous old crone whose final demise is long overdue.

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34 Responses to “THE BBC: IT’S THE VATICAN AND THE MAFIA ALL ROLLED INTO ONE”

  1. irene Says:

    disappointed……I got excited by this headline yesterday.
    “Tomorrow, our own Peter Sterry will drop the hammer down on the BBC’s paedophile cover-up”
    A rant about licence fees doesn’t really do justice to that headline 😦

  2. 21st Century Wire Says:

    I would hate to be a Beeb employee and have to read this article. It must hurt.

  3. Steve Says:

    Where as I agree with the principal of Bill Maloney exposing the horrors of Jersey. I found his film was in fact quite poor. There was no evidence presented just supposition on his part that freemasons were involved (evidence please?) or some weirdo has some very poor sculptures in the garden which we were not shown in any detail and the fact that this was 10 mintes drive from the home is supposed to make us believe the chief abuser lives here. Why should the application of a wig on one of the sculptures send him into a rage? Where was the evidence that the authorities were chasing him in Jersey. Where he did score was getting the leading MP’s on camera avoiding the question, this deserves greater exposure for sure. If Maloney wants to be taken seriiously then he needs to curb his language, refrain from personal excitement present a reasoned argument backed up by EVIDENCE and maybe the mainstream media will show it and give it the platform it deserves.

    This is not an attack on Maloney as I would very much like the whole issue exposed, however he is not the person to get this done

  4. Randa Says:

    I appreciate this article by Peter Sterry very much, as I do the film by Bill Maloney. It is a great start in pointing out how the BBC is the mouthpiece for the City of London and how their puppets have nothing to say about their pedophiliac tendencies except, “…..uh, I dunno?”

    Well in our hearts we all know. It is so horrific and unfathomable that to think about it is just plain scary. It hurts.

    The children who were tortured and most often murdered by the ratbags behind the beeb have no voice. No representation. No life really, after what has been done to them. Sterry and Maloney have given them voice.

    And how careful do we need to be in exposing the face of the City of London aka the Bleeb and their most fundamental pedophiliac ritual? Many have perished in their attempts to deliver the Truth. Don Nicoloff, for one (same rituals taking place across the Atlantic):

    http://www.rr-bb.com/showthread.php?113898-Who-is-Renee-Obama

    Maybe we don’t need to be so careful anymore, but the Truth still needs to be revealed. David Ike and Alex Jones discuss what Sterry reveals more fully in this (fast forward to 30 min):

  5. Mal Says:

    For a really good break down of the BBC and this despicable organisation, check out the UKColumn.org Archive Thursday 8th November. It’s running Live now ( 14:00hrs) with Patrick Henningson, but will be posted by end of the week if you can’t watch it Live.

    Good work everyone working on these stories and researching.

  6. james Says:

    Why trust David Icke he has a Jimmy Savile haircut and shellsuit!

  7. Mark Says:

    Superb piece, and a couple of giggles in there too, “shocking”!

  8. James Says:

    The article by Peter Sterry is showing the BBC in their best possible light, they are much much worse. You think of it, they have done it, or covered for it. Let your imagination get as depraved and malicious as you like, they would have done it/been involved somewhere down the line and then made it worse, by a factor of 1000. But their gardening programes are alright, at least that’s something.

    Their presenters and reporters are supposed to be the cream of the crop, but can’t work out, two and two is now making up 5, come on!!!! At the very least that is colusion by stupidity, greed, malice, deliberate blindness and convenient amnesia, maybe they are the ones who should be considered for psychiatric assessments, not being paid wages most of us could only dream of and that’s not to mention their golden handshakes.

    The criminals are in-charge and the BBC are a very important weapon in their armoury, as is the rest of the MSM. Be careful of wolves in sheeps clothing, that’s how they get to stay in power, whoever wins.

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  18. Alan Says:

    Reblogged this on Kimi Ni Mune Kyun.

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  20. James W Says:

    There appears to be two James’s on this blog. Anyone who judges a person by his haircut is a cretin!!!!!! Do some research into his work, spend a month or two before spouting disparaging imbecilic notions on a great individual, who is way before his time, or has come about at just the right time.

  21. James W Says:

    My comments on the Peter Sterry article were made tounge and cheek, to reinforce what he was saying. Putting a comment like that infront of what i had already said, sort of makes me appear like a dick head, but i suppose that was the point.

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  24. northsider Says:

    This article isn’t bad but I think it might have been a bit more to the point if it focussed more on the numerous instances of falsification of programme content that have been uncovered at the BBC – ranging from Alan Yentob to Vanessa Feltz to Saint David Attenborough. Yes Hansen is an overpaid bore but essentially harmless. It amazes me how all of these fakery scandals were so quickly forgotten by the British public, who still retained their quasi-mystical faith in the Beeb as a beacon of integrity – at least until the Savile case. Whether Savile becomes a game-changer remains to be seen. And what about all the many lies the Beeb have told about Iraq, Afghanistan,Libya, Syria, Iran, 9/11, 7/7? As for the Vatican, I think this is an easy target. Many other religions have had huge paedophile scandals – yet these have never made the media. For example many senior figures in the Northern Irish Unionist establishment were implicated in the horrifying Kincora scandal, but this is rarely mentioned. Billy McGrath, the psycho at the centre of this scandal was a close associate of Rev Ian Paisley, but this didn’t prevent Paisley from going on to become First Minister of Northern Ireland, and subsequently, Lord Paisley. Paisley always knew which side his bread was buttered and could be counted upon to row in behind the New World Order when the chips were down – e.g., his unusually measured and eloquent Commons speech in support of the Iraq War.

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    The BBC operate by “royal” charter which could be taken away, therefore they are beholden to those who could revoke their charter – I wonder who they are??!!! http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/about/how_we_govern/charter.pdf

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  32. dion Says:

    Icke, like Assange could well be a plant to feign whistleblowing whilst actually herding the sheeple that side of the quagmire,.

    There is no ‘one source’ of information we can lean to as our Saviour par none,.

    All of us,. all the time,.

    • David Says:

      True, everyone has their own “agenda”. So unless you want to be part of someone else’s, even if it’s someone you trust and respect, do the research yourself!

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