February 21st, 2013

Peter Rippon’s New Job

ripponPeter Rippon, he of ill-fated Newsnight blog fame, has finally been given a new job at the Beeb. Rippon will be in charge of developing the BBC’s online archive, hoping to make 80 years of Beeb history available to the public. There may be one person missing…


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  1. 1
    Tiny Tom says:

    Whose about that then?

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  2. 2
    The Peedo enabling BBC c*kehead. says:

    Un fucking believable. The BBC is being sued, we are expected to pay the bill and the useless fuck ups stay on the payroll. This is a joke, surely!

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      Richard smackhead knobjockey Bacon says:

      I object to being called a c*kehead!

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      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      I used to have on my CV on my website that I am a Director of BBC (South) childrens programmes and a Director of the NSPCC southern region but I have removed references to both for obvious reasons. As you can see from the current CV that remains, I have never really done anything else other than politics except for being a fitter and turner in my early years. Not bad for someone with no education whatsoever, that is why I am grimly hanging on, I don’t want to be a waiter in George’s restaurant. Boaz.

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  3. 3
    Fishy says:

    ‘There may be one person missing…’

    And there’ll be f.uck all about Labour’s years of terror 1997 – 2010

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  4. 4
    Constance Briscoe says:

    Who am I and why am I here?

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  5. 5
    John K says:

    Sounds like “Paperclips Monitor” to me.

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  6. 6
    Mr Muff Diver says:

    Saville and Glitter have already been DELETED from BBC history and Black people added to Victorian period dramas.

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      Alex Haley says:

      What about Chicken George? Did he not travel to England about that time and show off his cock-fighting skills to the landed gentry.

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  7. 7
    The BBC is mentally ill. says:

    So is he archiving all the Top of the Pops and viewing the shots where the camera man is looking up the skirts of the girls while they are dancing to gary glitters number one? You betcha!

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  8. 8
    Paniagua says:

    Is his new job title ‘Nonce Wiper General’ ?

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  9. 9
    George Entwistle says:

    I was never informed about the Internet

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  10. 10
    Point of Information says:

    ‘he of ill-fated Newsnight blog fame’
    – would be better –
    ‘infamous Newsnight blogger’

    Given him the archiving job ? This is the professional equivalent of writing repeated lines to eternity. Ha. Hopefully he will not attempt any choice revisionism along the way. Who’s watching him ?

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  11. 11
    BBC PR Dept says:

    Edit the truth…it’s what we do, now cough up

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      Lord Stansted says:

      Edit the truth is an improvement. I just thought you made everything up.

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        BBC PR Dept says:

        When we can’t be arsed, yes, but that doesn’t work so well when we’re trying to screw funding.

        Thankyou for you enquiry, sincerely.

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  12. 12
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    BBC archiving all there old stuff, so that there is a full record of them, after they get shut-down!

    Or they’ll use it to say “please keep paying the licence fee, we used to be good don’t ya know!. Well, if we don’t put all the crappy bits!”

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  13. 13
    Butterfly says:

    So, he’s going to tell us lies about the BBC at the licence payers’ expense.

    Nice work.

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  14. 14
    Casual Observer says:

    EU Commissioner Leon Br!ttan had a lot of interesting stuff to say about EU Political Lobbying:

    http://www.publicserviceeurope.com/article/3116/big-business-driving-eu-free-trade-deals-across-the-world

    He was instrumental in setting up the ESF : European Services Forum.

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  15. 16
    Anonymong says:

    BBC Archives = Minitru

    Peter Rippon = Winston Smith’s Boss

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  16. 17
    Terrible But True says:

    One imagines that, in a packed schedule, one of his first jobs will be to ‘lose’ the Pollard Report, if it can even be found – The BBC and use, or sharing of information:

    “Documents produced by Lord Patten were reviewed by the BBC Trust’s lawyer with redactions made on the grounds of legal professional privilege….

    *
    6. In particular, crucial information about the basic facts of the case was not
    shared.

    *
    86. The principle of sharing full information must be embraced. We heard no
    good reason for ‘Chinese Walls’.

    *
    109. Mr Entwistle says that while the accuracy of the blog was in his mind when he
    asked Mr MacQuarrie to investigate, he was also concerned by a ‘general
    sense I had that they didn’t seem to know what they had investigated and that
    we couldn’t go on trying to defend an investigation about which there was such
    an enormous difference of opinion’.

    *
    5.
    Report shows that the level of chaos and confusion was even greater than
    was apparent at the time.

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    78. Likewise, I am surprised that Ms Boaden does not appear to have taken a
    more pro-active role. I acknowledge that she was not on the gold team set up
    by Mr Entwistle on 11 October, but it was clear that a significant part of the
    division she headed was in virtual meltdown, and I would have expected her
    to have taken a more active role in resolving things.

    [the lady in question, of course, now back in the comfy seat again]

    *
    161. He said his fellow Trust members were ‘very angry’ about the process of
    correcting the blog which he described as ‘ham-fisted’ and continued, ‘it
    does seem to me that there are reasonable grounds for assuming that people
    knew the blog was dodgy a lot earlier and that we were left defending something that wasn’t true’.

    What’s not to trust?

    So little time, so much to shr…’archive’.

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    P l e b says:

    I don’t recall the BBC actually calling Lord McAlpine a ……………

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  18. 29
    The BBC is mentally ill. says:

    What do these arseholes have on the BBC? The BBC buys them off with dream pensions or keeps them on the payroll. They must have plenty of shit to throw at the BBC to ensure that they stay on the payroll or get a nice pay off.

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    Avram says:

    “Three men from Birmingham are found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court of a bomb plot which could have caused mass deaths”

    And guess what? They’re all beardies.

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  20. 32
    Isaac Hunt says:

    Well I wonder where he will stick this one…

    The 911 Truth Movement Goes to Court in the UK.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-911-truth-movement-goes-to-court-in-the-uk/5323188

    On February 25, in the small town of Horsham in the UK, 3 hours of detailed 9/11 evidence is to be presented in a court of law where the BBC will be challenged over the inaccurate and biased manner in which it has portrayed the events and evidence of 9/11.

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  21. 33
    Border Terrier says:

    Siberia, Power Station. Big smile on Paxo’s face.

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  22. 35
    Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    Don’t tell me. They have destroyed all the tapes that feature the RT. Hon. and Noble Lady!

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  23. 37
    damned impertinent questions says:

    And how much are we paying for a job a trained chimp could do?

    Does this mean he is paid to spend days watching old programmes?

    And why is this different from the Online people and their blessed and unadvertised leaders £250k for sticking all the crap on line while they wait for the rerturn of Labour to power so the champagne can flow again?

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Orwell implied that Big Brother would do what Purnell and Ripon are doing; rewriting the past to suit their present.

    We have always been at war with Eastasia…

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  25. 43
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    It s a pensionhood jobbie.

    In other words demotion to a glorified filing clerk until he hits sixty and qualifies for a full trimmings public sector pension —- based on his best five year earning period .

    Another. Great and. Good sorted.

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  26. 45
    Anonymous says:

    I thought the BBC had already wiped the best of its programmes like Pete ‘n’ Dud. Who buys box sets of “My Family”?

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  27. 48
    Kreatcherr says:

    So the geniuses that be put Nicholson in charge of a job he has not a care about and Rippon in charge of a job he is least qualified for.
    One presided over a culture of utter incompetence and the other is just incompetent.

    What can possibly go wrong?

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  28. 54
    Conspiracy theorist says:

    “…hoping to make 80 years of BEEB history available to the public”, nope. Its a political job; the BBC is selectively removing stories from its archive and re-writing others to put a different slant on recent history. Anything that shows Labour in a bad light will be deleted or re-written.

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  29. 55
    Gnome says:

    I thought Private Eye was always nicking stuff off you?

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  30. 57
    Penfold says:

    Ideally place for a Stalinlite reappraisal of names and history…….

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