November 15th, 2012

Ofcom Launch Investigation Into Newsnight and This Morning


115 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    And the victims are being ignored and discredited.

    Good thing someone like Prezza will be in charge of his local police force tho….

  2. 2
    Nelson Muntz says:

    Ha, Ha.

  3. 3
    1984 says:

    What has Tom Watson got to say about the media making serious allegations in an attempt to destroy a political party? He seemed very upset when Murdoch stopped supporting Labour. I’m sure he’ll have something to say about this.

    Tom?

  4. 4
    fuck the bbc says:

    Enjoy the silence – the big fat hypocrite will try to park his lard arse on the moral high ground again shortly

  5. 5
    Hugh Janus says:

    What took them so long??

  6. 6
    Abolish the BBC says:

    By “it’s all kicking off”, surely you mean “this will go on and on and on, talk talk talk, until the public lose the will to live whenever the subject is mentioned”?

  7. 7
    Commissioner Bendover says:

    How would you like a taste of my truncheon m’lad?

  8. 8
  9. 9
    Hugh Janus says:

    And when they have a moment perhaps they could find the time for a look at this:

    http://www.thecommentator.com/article/2051/bbc_bias_in_the_run_up_to_police_and_crime_commissioner_elections

  10. 10

    I see OFCOM think they are able to, and are empowered, to investigate publication on social media?

    Really?

    Go piss up a rope chaps.

  11. 11
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Indeed, 1984. Ditto about that self-appointed keeper of the country’s morals, Underpants Bryant? Their ‘Leader’ Schnorbitz has been very quiet on the subject, too, despite being very exercised about Milly Dowler, to the point of dancing on her g’rave. How odd…

  12. 12
    Rose Addis says:

    Victims being ignored and discredited? Shurely shome mishtake?

  13. 13
    this septic pile says:

    thats it in one

  14. 14
    Cinna says:

    Well said Tom.

  15. 15
    Always makes me laugh says:

  16. 16
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    The BBC “28 Gate” must be investigated too.

    And The Balen Report into BBC bias against Israel published in full.

    And the soft loans from the EU to the BBC made public – in full.

    And the Union pilgrims working at the BBC made public – in full.

    And the TV Poll Tax scrapped and made voluntary for those who want the BBC.

  17. 17
    1984 says:

    It’s almost as if Labour (and the BBC’s) interest in p*a*e*d*o s only extended as far as they could tie it around the neck of the Tories. A less generous person might conclude that the only reason this matter was brought up in the first place was for purely party political advantage.

    I’m sure that no serious political party would pretend to be concerned about p*a*e*d*o’s just to start a witch-hunt that they thought they could confine to the political opposition.

  18. 18
    Sophie says:

    The BBC Trust has to go.

    Put it all under OFCOM.

    No, feck that – just privatise the damn thing – make it compete.

    The BBC stifles innovation across all platforms worldwide because it has an unfair financial advantage.

    The BBC is a dinosaur that is holding progressive innovation & investment in broadcast media back.

  19. 19
    Wayne Kerr says:

    I think we should have a national massdebate about this.

  20. 20
    Buzzword Bingo says:

    “and are empowered

    Kerrrrching!

  21. 21
    Jimmy Savile says:

    O dear, look what I’ve started.

  22. 22
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    And why isn’t Bercow launching an investigation into Tom Watson? If a tory had made the same allegation Bercow would have been all over it.

  23. 23
    Just asking says:

    Guido -OT

    But I am surprised that this escaped beneath your radar

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/nov/08/arrest-west-ham-tottenham-olympic-stadium

    So we are now in a “surveillance” society

    Where even public bodies are criminally “investigated” ?

    Or has generalised criminality just overwhelmed London now?

    Normally there would be outrage at this sort of carry on…

  24. 24
    Frank says:

    The BBC must be broken up. Too big, too powerful, too unnaccountable to the people. Make it accountable to the people via the free market. Lets see it try to insert its cultural marxism into every facet of its output if it has to make a living.

  25. 25
    Rupert says:

    Tell me about it. I tried, but can you do in Marxist Britain?

  26. 26
    Magnus Magnussun says:

    I’ve started so I’ll finish.

  27. 27
    IDF says:

    Can we provide any assistance ?

    Abu Qatada to leave Wembley? Radical clerk is reportedly not happy in his £400,000 house in northwest London http://www.theweek.co.uk/uk-news/abu-qatada/50107/abu-qatada-asks-move-house-taxpayers-expense#ixzz2CHm7d01z

  28. 28
    Freemason watch says:

    have to take my hat of to the Scottish ‘syndicate’ freemasons for their recent nationwide successes recently.

    10/10 (and counting).

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

    Taking the piss as per usual I see.

  30. 30
    Phillipino Schofield says:

    And what about the BBC’s green reporter Moonbat based at their Guardian print center or ITV’s chavette Mrs Bercow living underneath Big Ben and above Little John?

  31. 31
    1984 says:

    Bercow has allegation problems closer to home than Tom Watson. He is, as they say, conflicted. He can’t discipline Watson without drawing fire on his charming wife.

    Perhaps the deputy speaker could be encouraged to step up.

  32. 32
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    If Philip Schofield had an ounce of decency he would resign. If Tom Watson had an ounce of decency it would be a miracle.

  33. 33
    Jacqueline Dromey says:

    She’s not the sharpest tool in the box. Oh, and she eats too much.

  34. 34
  35. 35
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Why isn’t Qatada and his family made to get jobs. If they want to stay in this country then they should work.

  36. 36
    One-term Dave, leading the Tories to their grave, says:

    “And the TV Poll Tax scrapped and made voluntary for those who want the BBC.”

    Look, I think it’s right and proper that everyone is forced to buy a product they don’t want, or use, from a company that promotes my beloved EU.

    Now, I’m very busy – Abu Qatada wants a bigger house, so I’ve got to find one for him, and then I’m going to bang on about gay marriage for another two and a half years, to the exclusion of doing anything else.

    Toodle pip!

  37. 37
    1984 says:

    Monbiot bleating in his abject apology about ‘trying to do good..’ Maybe this episode will give him puase to consider the evil he is doing by perpetrating the global warming/climate change/whatever-it-is-calling-itself-this-week farce.

  38. 38
    CCHQ says:

    For your legal team, our correspondence address is: CCHQ, 30 Millbank, London. SW1P 4DP

  39. 39
    Silly Barecow says:

    ‘Ere, doncha go castin’ asbershins ’bout me. I ain’t dun no nuffin not I ain’t.
    Say anyfink more and i’ll farkin’ well smash yer farkin’ face in, I will, so I am.

    {sent from my husband’s free ipad}

  40. 40
    S s s s s s . Silly Sal. says:

    Watson and Bercow’s wife are maintaining Twitter silence.

    Can’t help feeling that short arse is regretting his better half’s Twitter comeback.

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

    With all due respect, people jump on bandwagons.I would rather everybody was genuine.

  42. 42
    Lucretius says:

    I am surpised that anyone thinks that dealing with Ofcom is worth a candle. We shall see.

  43. 43
    McDonalds Human Resources says:

    Indeed.

    We are willing to train him as a trainee Halal burger flipper.

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:

    I was sickened the was schnorbs revelled in the Millie Dowler situation.

  45. 45
    The Man Off The telly says:

    As you say, ‘if he had an ounce of decency’….

  46. 46
    1984 says:

    It’s beginning to sound like Phillip ‘Perry Mason’ Schofield didn’t act alone. I was under the impression he’d taken it upon himself, in a righteous fit, to blind-side the PM with this list but the disciplining of a number of other ITV staff suggests it might not have all been entirely his idea.

  47. 47
    Tom Watson says:

    It would be really funny if at the end of all this it turns out the BBC fucked itself trying to deflect attention away from Muslim men abusing kids to a white bloke abusing kids.
    A white bloke who they seem to have forgot worked at the BBC for 40 years Duh!

  48. 48
    The Public says:

    Oh dear. Not you too?

  49. 49
    The lunatics have taken over the asylum says:

    Would you really want him working for your company?

    I’m a little confused – I can understand that we’ve got Al Qaeda terrorists in the country, because we’ve been flooded with immigrants (well done, politicians, nice one!), but why is the government compounding this serious error by spending £100,000 per week protecting one of them? And giving him £1,900 per month to rent a house?

    If the government can’t keep terrorists out – indeed, they let terrorists in and then protect them – what exactly is the point of our government?

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    I still dont know what possessed Schofield, did he seriously think that the PM needed a tv presenter to give him a list it took him 3 minutes to find on line ? has he spoken about it, at all ?

  51. 51
    Goggle-eyed Couch Potato says:

    He strikes me as too thick to have many ideas of his own. Even bad ones.

  52. 52
    Freemason watch says:

    Who is Derek Laud and what is his link to everyone who made the news in the last few weeks and what was his link to a dead DJ?

  53. 53
    P l e b says:

    That’s funny. Don’t we want our politicians to have ‘morals’?

  54. 54
    The truth must out says:

    And let’s have an investigation into why the Chilcot Report has been withheld while you are at it…

    What is the point in having expensive enquiries when they are suppressed?

  55. 55
    Needle in a haystack says:

    There must be an ounce of decency in there somewhere. The trouble is, there are so many ounces to search through.

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Several hideously Caucasian males – they were very quick to name the retired Bishop the other day, yet slow to mention that the guy pick up in Cambridgeshire was a former Beeboid producer.

  57. 57
    The back row seat on the upper deck of the Clapham omnibus says:

    There is no point. The government doesn’t even do the first and main point of having a government, which is protecting its citizens and their way of life. That is why so many people are fed up.

  58. 58
    The only none gayer in the village says:

    I take it 81lly as you wish to be first all the time, that you are a top?

  59. 59
    Every Government That Ever There Was says:

    Buying time. Worth every penny

  60. 60
    Tom Watson says:

    You can take the Schofield out of the BBC but you can’t take the BBC out of the Schofield.

  61. 61
    Lord Stansted says:

    Probably not. Moonbat “knows” he’s right and the rest of us are wrong.

  62. 62
    P l e b says:

    I don’t get this.

    A security guard outside his house to keep the nutters away – £500 a week tops. If it’s not enough then tough. We did try.

    And didn’t the government cap housing benefit at £500 a week or something.
    Does Quatada get special treatment or what?

  63. 63
    Sssshh!!! says:

    Inconvenient findings, obviously.

  64. 64
    Mother of all Parliaments says:

    But how can thus be? The BBC is always telling us that it is the envy of the world.

  65. 65
    The BBC are cnuts says:

    We won’t be reporting this either………….

  66. 66
    P l e b says:

    It came to the wrong conclusion, so they’ll have to start again.

    Like the referenda on the European Constitution – keep running the votes until the plebs reach the correct verdict.

  67. 67
    Anonymous says:

    How the MPs must love this BBC bashing. Meanwhile back at the ranch Bercow is installing placemen at IPSA to produce the final paper on MPs salaries, expenses, pensions etc. At the other place, Lords, who previously have been discredited/locked up, for fraud are leaping back into the expenses pot with gay abandon (no slur intended m’lord).
    Elsewhere OFGEM have proved to be a total waste of space, full stop, in their control of the industry. They do not even have David Attenborough documentaries to point to in their defence.
    Come on Guido keep your eye on the ball.

  68. 68
    Rob says:

    3 minutes online to cook up a list of alleged evil Tories.

    Yes, that’s the Mainstream Media we hear a lot about, with their standards, multiple layers of fact checking and their dignity.

    Chumps.

  69. 69
    Simon Danczuk Labour MP(look over there it's a honky) says:

    ‘Attempts to suppress the truth are not new in Rochdale.
    The culture of cover up reaches back much further than the recent grooming scandal’

  70. 70
    P l e b says:

    Results of OFCOM investigations:

    Newsnight: Did not actually name Lord McAlpine so case dismissed

    This Morning: Schofield did not intend for the list to be read by viewers so case dismissed

    Move along…

  71. 71
    Darran says:

    Considering how many ex-BBC people are now safely ensconced at Ofcom – how on earth are they going to manage to undertake a fully objective investigation? We are in the situation, where in all probability, Ofcom needs regulating by OfOfCom, especially with regards to who they hire and allow to sit on their advisory committees.

  72. 72
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Unsurprising. The BBC Midlands TV News is a daily slagging off of the Government every single night. They don’t even try to be impartial.

  73. 73
    Bewildered says:

    Just voted. UKIP for me. Unfortunately, due to the poor publicity, when I got there I discovered that it seemed to be one of those unpleasant EU style alternative vote things. I realised afterwards I could just have left the alternative blank, but in the ballot box, stupidly put my second cross on the damned Conservative.

  74. 74
    The Public says:

    Then they can be shut down. No problem.

  75. 75
    The truth must out says:

    Remove the fucking license to broadcast from the BBC

    That will put them out of their agony

    And save us BILLIONS of spondoolicks

    PS and remove the banking licenses from the usual banking suspects at the same time, that will save us TRILLIONS of spondoolicks….

  76. 76
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    With the present Government forever banging on about how much they love the BBC, and how no-one should interfere with its ‘independence’, I don’t think there’s much chance of OFCOM ever being allowed to adjudicate complaints of BBC political bias. And even if it did, don’t you think that the Establishment would always make sure that there was a Labour placeman in charge, like there is now (Richards)?

  77. 77
    Top up TV says:

    Simple to do, we and Sky are already to go with the conditional access and now cover 100% of the viewing public.

  78. 78
    Anonymous says:

    Can you finish, at your age?

  79. 79
    Westminster Gossip says:

    Please keep a sence of proportion!

    Are we getting this matter out of all proportion, of course it was wrong what Newsnight and This Morning did but please, in the scheme of things, it’s nothing by comparison to MPs’ expenses’ fiddles, phone hacking by newspaper journalists and the 138000 indictable offences commited in 2007 where the offender was given only a police caution.

    Lord McAlpine is a wholly innocent man who will be fully compensated for the wrong against him whereas the 138000 victims of the indictable offences mentioned above have no such comfort.

    See Peter Hitchins blog for more…

  80. 80
    ÁC1 says:

    AlJaBeebya tried to propagandise EVERY program to include some CAGW faith content, so it’s very likely they’d also censor other anti-narrative news.

  81. 81
    ÁC1 says:

    > just privatise the damn thing

    Mutual society owned by subscribers who elect the board might be preferred.

    Back catalogue held in a separate company, and (mostly) owned by BBC pension scheme, with no state liability.

  82. 82
    ÁC1 says:

    Move to KatyPriceland.

  83. 83
  84. 84

    Seems reasonable to me, cnut chops! We were in for the full 13-year fcuk up, and we did fcuck all about it as well!!

  85. 85
    The Sod says:

    Plenty of large houses in Jordan, so he can move there. The air fares been payed and enough room for rest of family.

  86. 86
    doctor cameron says:

    janet – tak o’er will you lassie – while i’m changing hands

  87. 87
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    And still Tom Watson gets away with his lies. Watson is pure scum using the abused to suit his own sick agenda.

  88. 88
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Schofield is only a puppet. We need to know who put him up to it. ITV must tell the truth and state the names of all involved. If ITV don’t they can never be trusted again.

  89. 89
    Christopher Scopes says:

    Ed Richards is, of course, a Tony crony that is how he got the job. I seem to remember it was given to him as compensation for another job he didn’t get. Ex-BBC of course. I feel another ‘Hutton’ coming up.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Richards_(chief_executive)

  90. 90
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Watson and Bercow’s wife are pure scum. Do not let anyone kid you otherwise.

  91. 91
    Freemason watch says:

    Who is Ray Teret?
    (apart from being a DJ).

  92. 92
    Christopher Scopes says:

    You can see they are all ex-BBC as the letter is signed by the ‘Director of Standards’ Well done Lord Birt you have added a whole new dimension to the English language.

  93. 93
    Bluto says:

    Yes, but it’s time they were given the message. The public is too apathetic. It needs to start marching and full-on civil obedience but not in a way that is exploited by the reds. Leaders are needed. Charismatic, fed-up leaders who can speak truth to power and are willing to do so.

  94. 94
    Bluto says:

    You can guarantee Labour’s exhumed McBride gambit and that slug Watson are connected somewhere, Keep digging.

  95. 95
    TCoB says:

    Delighted to find that Labour trougher Alun Michael has abandoned his constituents in Cardiff South and Penarth in order to boost his pension pot by standing in South Wales for this non-position. Five thousand or so Somali postal votes should see him safely home. And what’s this? His son’s standing for Labour in North Wales. Ker-ching!

  96. 96
    An Englishman says:

    Watson doesn’t give a damn about morality, and probably has little idea what the word means. He’s only out for self-publicity and to push propaganda rooted entirely in his small-minded political dogma.

  97. 97
    just sayin' says:

    four (scanned) pages from an edition of scallywag magazine are now doing the rounds on the internet. if anyone is interested in seeing them, well form a orderly queue under this post and i shall get back to you.

  98. 98
    Rufus Stone says:

    I understand any compensation due to Lord McAlpine from the BBC is to be paid from our Telly Tax.

    If so, that means any motoring fines I now get can be paid from my Road Tax contributions.

  99. 99
    Rip van Wrinkle says:

    Voted earlier….about 9.45.

    Voter number 13.

  100. 100
    Rip van Wrinkle says:

    Of course he does.

    Anything else would be waaayyyyyciiiiiiissssstttttt.

  101. 101
    Freemason watch says:

    What has a dead DJ, a dead DJ’s former flatmate (an arrested DJ) and every other name, named over the last few weeks have in common?

    Who is on the membership list of the ‘speculative’ freemasons in Scotland, the most powerful secret organisation in the world?

    A question Jeremy Vine does not ask: “Are you a member of a Scottish freemason lodge?”

  102. 102
    Goz says:

    How long will it take the public to realise that arrogant MP’s and political parties – who do nothing but rob the people of this country , are loving this deflection from real political problems and solutions . They may even throw a few of the fold to the wolves but keep the body safe ! Get rid of the lot – possible run the country by lottery – or let the queen run it – cant be worse than these monkeys in charge right now !

  103. 103
    give us your money or we'll call you a witch says:

    Mission creep.
    What you got on your computer, little man?

  104. 104
    give us your money or we'll call you a witch says:

    He’ll give you short shrift.

  105. 105
    Det Sgt 51 says:

    Mr Close chunters on about standards and then signs his letter off with a careless illegible scribble. Looks like some standards for one lot and another set for others. I find such signatures somewhat insulting, but then again, the letter was not addressed to me.

  106. 106
    Helpful serf says:

    Sandra, ask Mr Wilson to write on your behalf if you are too busy trying to balance the books.

  107. 107
    Unjargonised Station Master says:

    “across all platforms”?
    Are you after my job madam?

  108. 108
    Det Sgt 51 says:

    He is currently preoccupied with tying up the loose IPSA blocking details.

  109. 109
    Det Sgt 51 says:

    The emails must have been passed over by the FBI?

  110. 110
    Det Sgt 51 says:

    We are all getting our knickers in a twist with your Cleudo game!

  111. 111
    Det Sgt 51 says:

    *Cluedo

  112. 112
    Freemason watch says:

    Was Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane) in the ‘speculative’ lodge based in Scotland?
    Was the man who signed off his gun licence in the same lodge?
    Was a senior Scottish Tory (minister) in the same lodge?
    A dead DJ?
    A few Tory Lords (one issuing threats)?
    Two senior Labour ‘ministers’ (now retired from the front line?
    A Labour Lord (friend of Gaddafi boys)?
    Mr. La*d (likes to go on holiday with ex Tory boys)?
    What is the link between the ‘speculative lodge’ and care homes in North Wales and Jersey?

  113. 113
    Ofcom investigations unit says:

    After interviewing NO witnesses and looking at NO evidence the inquiry will find no cause for further investigation, the final report will of course be kept secret in order to protect the wholly innocent BBC employees whose only crime was to be eager to bring news worthy stuff to the attention of the British people who love the BBC more than life itself.

    As a recent BBC poll found, 99.9% of every single person on the planet would gladly lay down their lives for the BBC. The only people really to blame are of course the Tories, it is they who hang their heads in shame for trying to make capitol out of this for their own gain. Typical Tory exploiters playing the victim card, the scum.

    Baroness the Rt Hon Veracity Hardone JCB CRB KGB and bar

  114. 114
    dunstall says:

    Why is that retard Schofield still in a job

  115. 115
    Ron says:

    the cover up continues


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