October 15th, 2012

Entwistle Will Face Parliament Next Week

George Entwistle will go in front the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee next week. The Director General of the BBC will be grilled on the whole Savile issue, but most dangerously for him will be the questions about the then Director of Vision’s involvement in pulling the now infamous Newsnight report in 2011. With Mensch jetting off and Tom Watson quitting  as well as Therese Coffey and Damian Collins getting promoted, the CMS is sparsely populated right now. Bradshaw has replaced Watson and only Conor Burns has expressed an interest so far for the Tories. Popcorn time…



  1. 1
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:



    • 2
      UKIP.i.am.awake says:

      Someone has fixed it for George.


    • 56
      BBC are buggered says:

      I really wish him the beastest of times.. I will def be grabbing the popcorn for this


    • 86
      The General Public says:

      That would be the same Ben Bradshaw who, when Minister for Culture, admitted on Question Time that before the extradition row he’d never even heard of Roman Polanski.


  2. 3
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Where is the honour in public service these days?

    Entwistle, like Mitchell & a tsunami of self serving, self satisfied small time opportunists who have been found wanting of late, should have the decency to resign.


  3. 4
    Dave "Butch" Cameron says:

    Oh no. I’ve just found out Jimmy Savile messed about with my Dad. I never knew he was on top of me pops.


  4. 5
    Dianne Abbot says:

    Time to spit-roast the pig.


  5. 6
    Anonymous says:

    by blocking the newsnight report in favour of glorification of savile, entwistle failed. nowadays no one is worth the glorification bother. reverence yes, glorification no.


    • 14
      Corrie L'Anus says:

      One wonders what the Culture Secretary knows (if indeed she does or was it a gaffe?) if the Hon Lady is certain that the Newsnight programme was inappropriately pulled….a pre-Inquiry punt???


  6. 7
    Well it's a thought says:

    Whatever the BBC says, are they talking for the BBC or Liebour or the Gridiron or the EU, I’ve given up believing them until I can get confirmation from foreign tv channels.


  7. 9
    jgm2 says:

    George will just give it the ‘It wasnae me, I was on leave at the time, there are no records, an investigation is taking place, lessons will be learned, this is an isolated incident and not indicative of a culture of deviancy and lying, nothing has been proven, BBC’s integrity intact, on balance we think we get everything about right……etc etc…


    • 20
      Loungelizard says:

      I think his best line of defense would be ‘ I think you’ll find that if you check his contract he wasn’t actually employed by the BBC, no no, we employed his service company so you see…..’


  8. 10
    Some Twat up North says:

    So, he’s to be interviewed by pillars of our society is he? That’ll show him!

    they won’t tolerate lies, corruption, fiddling, thieving or homosexuality!

    I reckon he’s for the high jump!

    Yeah yeah yeah


    • 12
      jgm2 says:

      If Dave had any kind of killer instinct at all he’d conduct a BBC show-trial rather like Labour did with the bankers.

      Then he’d close the fucking place down and stick 150 quid a year back into everybody’s pockets.


      • 16
        ÁC1 says:

        3+ Billion Pound boost to the economy.


        • 34
          jgm2 says:

          Every year. Compounded.


          • Spode says:

            You don’t need to close it down to trouser the £145.50.

            As a matter of fact, given the hypertrophied horror of nonces that the BBC itself (by means of its programme of cultural conditioning) has helped to propagate, the colossal reputational damage may negate for ever the cosy Auntie-Beeb image it has worked so hard to cutivate. Once that goes, your average punter, none too bright or excessively law-abiding, may begin to wonder whether he should go on paying.

            Me, I stopped 7 years ago, threw out the telly and haven’t looked back. It’s great, heartily recommended, being TV-free.


          • Some Twat up North says:

            Fantastic! what a great idea, we could give it to Africa or India. They could really do with a helping hand.


  9. 11
    Tom Watson says:

    Jimmy Savile fixed it for me.

    Then again he did break it, not realising my wheelchair would not take the weight of two people.


  10. 13
    Some Twat up North says:

    Isn’t it about time the head of the BBC was a muslim? You know, in the interests of fairness and racial harmony. It could be run under Sharia law and they could broadcast the benefits of it to us on local news programs, get us ready for the change over…

    Just a thought.


  11. 15
    ÁC1 says:

    I’ve been told that all the then Director of Vision used to do was to send self congratulatory emails around.


  12. 17
    On the BBC News homepage says:

    The BBC has been criticised by MPs over the Sir Jimmy Savile scandal, with the culture secretary saying a Newsnight investigation into him was “inappropriately dropped”. Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman said the claims “cast a stain” on the corporation.

    Ms Harman told MPs that Savile’s “exulted” status within the corporation allowed him to act with impunity.


  13. 18
    On the BBC News homepage says:

    Labour MP Diane Abbot was asked for her opinion on the scandal. She told reporters: “Freeee Constaaaance Briscoe! She my sistaaah! And she be innocaaant! Bogle bogle in a ryce and pee.”


  14. 22
    Go get em Rupes says:


  15. 24
    Alex Salmong says:

    If their young enough for Jimmy to feel them up, then they’re old enough to vote in ma referendum.


  16. 28
    Dirty Digger says:


  17. 29
    Don't make Rupert mad says:


    • 39
      The Telegraph is fast becoming The Sun says:

      Lord above, there are so many copy-and-pastes here from Twitter, it’s starting to resemble the Daily Telegraph.


    • 79
      Anonymous says:

      who are these celebrities whose lives we celebrate?

      does Mr Murdoch, who is not a UK citizen, want to give us less reasons to celebrate? we should celebrate our lives.


  18. 32
    Go get em Rupes says:


  19. 33
    Satire is dead says:

    You couldn’t make it up.

    The BBC published a book for children on how to avoid dangerous strangers. Guess who wrote the introduction?



    • 35
      Satire is dead says:


      • 43
        Telegraph = broadsheet tabloid says:

        FFS, there are so many copy-and-pastes here from Twítter, it’s starting to resemble the Daily Telegraph.


    • 44
      reviewer says:

      I was looking to upgrade my Gary Glitter babysitting tips book. Someone recommend Rose West’s gardening book but that claim was with foundation. Look forward to the pop out version.


    • 72
      That's almost worth the licence fee says:

      That is fucking amazing!!! that just cannot be beaten. gob smacking! Where can I get a copy? A black comedy the likes of the BBC could be proud of.


      • 73
        That's almost worth the licence fee says:

        Whoever at the BBC commissioned Savile to do the introduction, should be made head of comedy immediately, if they are not already. This is a parody without equal surely, Kafka couldn’t have thought that one up!


  20. 37
    Postal Vote says:

    Bradshaw used to work for the beeb!


  21. 38
    Anonymous says:

    Ben Bradshaw MP for the BBC


  22. 45
    Glyn H says:

    So scummy Brownite bully boy Watson is replaced by two faced (sucked up to Blair, then supported the vile imbecile) rent a quote Bradshaw. What a shower. Have they NO respectable MPs at all?


  23. 47
    nellnewman says:

    Well it isn’t just the beeb’s decision to pull the newsnight programme in favour of savile tribute shows although that is bad enough.

    But the worst of their sins is in suspecting , as several of his producers now admit they did suspect, that he was abusing children and yet still giving him children’s shows so that he had access to an ever widening circle of children. That more than anything is a criminal act on behalf of the worthless self-serving beeb and someone should be prosecuted for it.

    In the old days the boss at the top of a company or organisation took the view ‘ the buck stops here’ . That’s how it should be at the beeb if there was any honour.


  24. 61

    The only person I trust with an investigation is Elizabeth Filkin. Give her supreme power, now!!


    And that dental nurse can assist her…


  25. 62
    Jack Slipper says:

    makes you wonder how many more beeboids will be implicated. The press can talk about Saville and Peel as they are dead, but I wonder how many live ones are on Scotland yards investigation list and are yet to get into the public domain?


    • 65
      D-notices all round says:

      Any investigation will soon hit a brick wall once the first name of a living or dead MP, PM, lord or royal crops up.


  26. 63
    The BBC will lie, spin and do whatever it takes to absolve itself from taking responsibility says:

    Mark Thompson should be put in stocks and pelted with rotten veg!


  27. 64
    Fabians are Evil says:

    Oi! – Bradshaw used to ‘work’ for the BBC as a news presenter


  28. 66
    MB. says:

    Is “grill” the right word for a House Of Commons committee?

    I was very unimpressed with the ones I saw taking on Murdoch & friends. Too much grandstanding by MPs. Just grateful they are not police as we would never get any criminals prosecuted if we had to rely on their skills at “grilling” people.


  29. 71
    wadey5187 says:

    George Entwistle on being told that Newsnight was investigating Savile said nothing (according to his goodself) he didn’t say “Why are you looking at a DJ in his eighties” “Why is my overpaid underworked staff messing with a sad old perv like Savile when they could be looking at BBC employee tax fiddles” all very, very strange


  30. 80
    Cover Up says:



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