An open letter to the criminal organisation that is the BBC
please get your collective head out of your collective arse. Nobody really cares that you dropped a Newsnight report about the vile crimes of Jimmy Savile. Stop with the chest-beating will you? If you want to mea culpa, get a grip on the culpa you’re mea-culping about.
Your real crime is not that you didn’t blow the whistle on a vile pervert once he was dead and so couldn’t be punished for his evil. Your crime is that you did nothing to prevent the vile pervert doing what he did when you knew damn well what he was doing and you had every opportunity to have the walking excrement that was Savile put away.
This guy molested little girls, buggered little boys and f***ed corpses. All against their will.
Read that bit again. Absorb it. Understand it. Acknowledge it.
Now separate cranium from fundament.
We are not talking about something minor here. As crimes go, raping children takes some beating. He buggered. He raped. He desecrated children.
The BBC apologising for not running an item – on a program few people watch – about the BBC allowing one of their staff to ruin hundreds of lives is like Hitler apologising for bringing toothbrush moustaches into disrepute.
Do you think someone whose childhood has been stolen from them gives a flying monkey’s about some internal inquiry that’s led to a few of your underlings getting a slapped wrist? Does that really make up for a lifetime of guilt and self-loathing?
Do you know what made me sick?
The other day, when BBC News led with their gormless, ineffective and rather pointless enquiry into the so-called ‘Savile Affair’, your second item was about major developments in the Hillsborough affair. You actually thought your entirely predictable whitewash was more newsworthy than the admission by the British establishment of its complicity in the slaughter of 96 of its citizens.
By` turning a blind eye to the crimes of Jimmy Savile, the BBC acted like those German citizens who lived near concentration camps without seeing the ashes drifting down from the crematoria chimneys onto their rose bushes.
You are very anxious to restore a reputation you never had in the first place. Shame on you for thinking that should be your top priority.
Chris Patten: bow your head in shame.