October 22nd, 2012

Breaking: Tory MP Demands Mark Thompson Face Questioning

Tory MP Rob Wilson has written to new New York Times boss and former BBC director general Mark Thompson demanding that he fly back to Britain to answer questions in front of the Pollard Inquiry and the CMS select committee.

Could another Piers-style video link be in the offing? 


34 Comments

  1. 1
    Call me Dave says:

    I heard a bloke I know saying that he’d had about 50 sexual partners in the past 6 months.

    ‘That would be impressive’ I thought… if he hadn’t been released from prison last week.

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  2. 2
    Plato says:

    Echo’s of how Murdoch was treated? Is this his silent revenge?

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  3. 3
    les says:

    Quite right to – he is more relevant in all the Savile stuff than Entwhistle IMO.

    He actually said he had never heard ANY rumours about Savile!

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  4. 4
    Dear Mr Wilson says:

    Mark Thompson like Piers Morgan is far too busy and important to be made to fly all the way to England. An unstable video link is all you will get and nothing more.

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    • 18
      Uncle Joe says:

      I could arrange for him to be vsitied by an ice pick, just say the word.

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      • 22
        Stalin's Ghost. says:

        You really must get with the times.
        A high performance tazer or even cattle prod used repeatedly should go down very well with the people that matter.

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  5. 5
    Mark Thompson says:

    N-a-a-h-h-h, I’ll do it like Piers and stay in the States, thank you. Now figure out if you can extradite me.

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  6. 6
    BBC are fucked! Ha ha! says:

    The Newsnight editor who dropped an investigation into claims Sir Jimmy Savile sexually a*used people “is stepping aside”, the BBC says. Peter Rippon, who says he dropped the report for editorial reasons, will leave his role with “immediate effect” while an independent review into the BBC’s treatment of the Savile crisis is carried out.

    The corporation has also published corrections to a blog post by Mr Rippon , which had aimed to explain his decision to drop the programme’s investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by the late presenter. In a statement the BBC described the inaccuracies as “deeply concerning”. It says: “It is apparent from information supplied by the Newsnight editor and programme team – that the explanation in a blog by the editor of his decision to drop the programme’s investigation is inaccurate or incomplete in some respects.” It says that while the blog had said that Newsnight had no evidence against the BBC, there were some allegations of a*usive conduct on BBC premises.

    The blog also claimed that all the women spoken to by the programme had contacted the police and that Newsnight had no new evidence against that would have helped the police. But the BBC now says that in some cases women had not spoken to the police and that the police were not aware of all the allegations.

    The BBC is said to be facing “its worst crisis for 50 years”, as a documentary lifts the lid on the extent to which senior managers of the corporation were aware of the Sir Jimmy Savile a*use claims.

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    • 23
      Beeboid 1.5 says:

      ” is inaccurate or incomplete in some respects” – in other words it is of the normal BBC news standard those cretinous plebians, that constitute our audience and supply the money for our salaries, totally get and deserve.

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      Percy Longprong says:

      These people do not “step aside” unless a massive pay off has been negotiated.

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  7. 7
    PERVERTing the course of justice says:

    Close the BBC down.

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  8. 8
    Almost Anonymous says:

    ‘Al Qaeda Terror Plot’ Foiled By Jordan

    I hope the get a fair trial ( no torture ) in Jordan

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    • 19
      Uncle Joe says:

      No need the Drones of Justice will take care of them if needed. Obama loves to sign the kill list, just like me!

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  9. 9
    Mary Whitehouse bain of the BBC says:

    “Last night on the BBC I saw a programme which I can only describe as filth……………….”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Whitehouse

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  10. 11
    Mary Whitehouse says:

    Told you So.

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  11. 12
    A hard Pressed TV Tax Payer says:

    Make the Beeb’s Charter Null & Void NOW !!!

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  12. 13
    Andrew Mitchell V.I.P. says:

    Pleb doesn’t know his place.

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  13. 14
    Harman and her shame. says:

    How Hattie and her friends defended p@edophillia

    http://tinyurl.com/8h4qejt

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  14. 16
    BBC are twisted says:

    The BBC can’t spin their way out of this!

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  15. 17
    Fuck the Bbc says:

    Beeboids trying to narrow debate to this newsnight story – its a distraction from big picture of institutional corruption

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  16. 20
    Almost Anonymous says:

    Lance Armstrong returning to UK to stand as an MP.
    He’s re-cycling himself.

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  17. 21
    Almost Anonymous says:

    This will knock tax evasion by BBC staff off the front, middle and back pages.

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  18. 24
    NE Frontiersman says:

    One simple question that doesn’t seem to be being asked is:’What is/has been the BBC’s Child Protection Policy, and what methods and procedures did/does it lay down?’

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  19. 25
    Beeboid 1.5 says:

    Our people were far too busy being BBC celebrities to be bothered with monitoring or evaluating children’s rights or the influx of homosexuals and lesbians into our ranks.

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  20. 29
    So what's the problem? says:

    Just as a matter of interest, is he under any obligation to reply to this intrusive letter? Or can he just write “effoff” across it and send it back without a stamp?

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  21. 30
    A Non-Beeboid says:

    All this Savilegate business — while certainly bad — is just a distraction from what is really wrong with the BBC.

    The BBC is a parasitic leftist public-sector organization, which constantly promotes the view that high public-spending, taxation, borrowing and printing money, is the only sensible economic policy.

    In reality, such a policy is insane. The BBC’s influence on this country has been pernicious. It should be broken up and privatised, forthwith.

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  22. 31
    Peterooo says:

    I think by November of last year it was pretty clear to insiders that the BBC were in the deepest do-do over Savile – which would eventually explode in their faces. It’s hardly surprising that glory-loving Thompson announced his resignation only a few weeks later and, after soaking up the praise for the Olympics, fled to the USA.

    Thompson, it should be noted, was educated at the Catholic public school Stoneyhurst… an establishment with its own sordid history of child abuse claims and prosecutions, dating back to the 70s, 80s and 90s.

    With a BBC notoriously closed off from any public accountability, ‘Keeping it in the family’ may be more of an appropriate mono for the corporation than it at first appears.

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  23. 33
    fitzfitz says:

    How inconvenient for the cultural marxist NYT/BBC/Guardian nexus — just as the master plan was coming together …

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  24. 34
    fitzfitz says:

    Maybe old red Hobbsbawm was right … maybe they are nothing more than a “” petit bourgeois kaffeeklatch … “”

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