February 22nd, 2013

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Channel 4 News editor Ben De Pear has been venting his frustration at the BBC in no uncertain terms this afternoon.

“So as the BBC release a publicly funded report into a public body the acting DG of the BBC will only be interviewed by the BBC about the BBC. In my time as a TV journalist I have been offered interviews with the following people produced by their own organisations; President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad of Iran, President Charles Taylor of Liberia, & Tim Davie of the BBC. We got Mugabe and Ahmedinejad ourselves but not Taylor & turned down his offer of self interview; we are still trying for Tim Davie.”

Now he’s taking the fight to Evan Davis:

Quite…


141 Comments

  1. 1
    genghiz the kahn says:

    red on red,

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    • 12
      Bert says:

      Stop paying the telly tax. The net is awash with advice on outwitting Capita’s goons. It’s very, very easy and will save you a lot of money over the years.

      Let’s see how the Tristrams survive on a subscription model.

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      • 26
        Anonymous says:

        Even most other bodies are owned by public through shares and pension funds.

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        • 73
          Hang The B@stards says:

          Yeah Evan you bong eyed jug eared commi bastard !

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          • Con Artists says:

            Yes, Evans is such a smug self righteous moaning left wing mong faced high voiced effeminate weasel of a toilet cubicle loving chutney fairy whose mouse up the jacksie looking tight leather trousered loving face makes me sick.

            His wishy washy socialist polluted bull£hit sit on the fence whilst only looking left up his own ar£e style interviewing is a cluster fcuk disgrace.

            And I have to fcuking pay his wages and listen to that drivel.

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          • Big Bro Corp says:

            Chickens coming home to Roost.. WTF is wrong with the TRUTH. Or is it that every structure of the State, Media, Police, have to be organised around a Lie?

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          • Constance Briscoe says:

            And he takes it right up the shitter. The dirty little bastard.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Evan Davies has just been throwing his toys out of the pram again on the today prog, he obviously thinks he is the Oracle when it comes to economics, and he loves kicking the co alition on the subject. He just comes over as unhinged in these episodes, i wish the producer would tell him !

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        • 118
          Fog says:

          Anonymong 4.37 pm

          You are a ▬ ▬ illogical idiot, if you do not know the difference between a direct tax under threat and a voluntary action such as buying shares. What pieces of ▬ you illogical ▬ are.

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      • 27

        The BBC don’t seem to have learned a basic lesson about bad news: it’s not the crime that gets you, it’s the cover-up.

        Then again, it’s hard for them to see the light when they’re blinded by the glare from all that taxpayers gold

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        • 104
          Big Momma says:

          What is now needed is for beeboids to break ranks and please the public by giving them their own un-censored version of the report.
          They are allowed to do this, and Jeremy Paxman should be the first to do so.
          Come on Jeremy, show us what you are made of.

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    • 16
      Gordon Brown says:

      I am reluctant to eat at Pizzerias incase I take a tumble at the salad bar

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    • 30
      Kimola says:

      I think we now seeing how Britain would have looke if we had lost the Second World War

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      • 42
        Point of Information says:

        And how it will look if Leveson is implemented.

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      • 57
        Uncle Joe says:

        But not if you’d let me get to Paris!

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        • 62
          Omar O'Farell says:

          Evan Davies really is as thick as pigshit. Oh how he used to fawn over the genius of Gordon Brown – all those Biwions and Biwions. Apparently they don’t teach the business cycle in Economics degrees at Oxford anymore. Overpaid undertalented twat.

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          • Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

            Unfortunately, the last sentence could apply to just about any BBC employee. Is there anybody at that organisation who would be employable in the real world?

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          • Terrible But True says:

            “Evan Davies really is as thick as pigshit”

            You have a fair point.

            ‘I know we’d all love to read the emails of the C4N team. Perhaps, being obvious believers in openness, you’ll make them available’

            Is Mr. Davies saying that C4N is also an unaccountable bunch of uniquely-funded (Ok, they are a bit), lying back-stabbers, overseen by a breeding ground of £200k job for life, reward for failure numpties who feel covering up serious crime is ‘just about right’?

            Of all the snappy responses one might have imagined, this ‘Yeh, but no but… so’s yer face’ effort sounds like it emanated from behind the girls toilet in an Essex youth club.

            Or a cottage somewhere natural in North London.

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      • 89
        Fakkir: off! says:

        What makes you think we “won” the second World War? The USA and the USSR “Won” – we were not defeated by the Axis, but a principal war aim of the USA was to remove Britain as a threat to their dominance.

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      • 139
        Deutz land uber alas says:

        Ja Mine herren, ist so, gutten tag.

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    • 51
      Fishy says:

      Just heard Davie on the 5L Drive show. What an arrogant, dissembling evasive tosser he came across as.

      Good luck with any FOI requests – the BBC just ignore them quoting journalistic / editorial protection, e.g;

      Balen
      Names of attendees at the climate change decision making meeting (subsequently leaked)
      Number of complaints of political bias received by them

      to name just three

      It’s time to close this lot down and their 7000 (SEVEN THOUSAND) journalists.

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  2. 2
    Fatty Pang Wife Beater says:

    █████ ███ ████.█████ ███ ████.█████ ███ ████.█████ ███ █████████ ███ █████████ ███ █████████ ███ █████████ ███ ████.
    Got it?

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    • 22
      Mr D G says:

      ████ off you ███ing plebs. No BBC accreditation, No ███ing Comment

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    • 29
      genghiz the kahn says:

      The missing bits include gems like 1 new Aga, 1 new Miel fridge, 1 new Miel freezer, complete rewiring of the kitchen, new plumbing and a hot tub.

      Oh that’s just the news blackout over MPs’ expenses, not Pollard’s new patent whitewash.

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  3. 3
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    The bigger question is:-
    Will Pestorious do a runner?

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    • 4
      Paniagua Dos says:

      No he has a water tight defence.
      It was that dark that he could not see two feet in front of him.

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    • 11
      Even bigger says:

      Do they do Aberdeen Angus horse meat.?

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    • 18
      Octavius Tinsworth Ace says:

      The question nobody will answer – why was the lavatory in Pistorius’ own private bathroom enclosed in a cubicle in the manner of a public convenience? Very odd.

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      • 28
        Paniagua Dos says:

        So when he hasn’t got his legs on, does he just arse about?

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      • 99
        Fishy says:

        He obviously has been eating carrots.

        Says he made his way round the bedroom on his stumps. It was PITCH BLACK (which was why he didn’t see his bird was not in bed -cough!) but he still managed to get to the entrance of the bathroom and fire off 4 shots, bang on target.

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        • 121
          Anonymous says:

          The whole thing is a disgrace, an innocent woman has been murdered and its ok because Oscars coach wants him back in training on monday ! That says it all really.

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    • 45
      Trinny says:

      Does he have to wear an ankle bracelet while on bail?

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  4. 5
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Ben De P*ear, not to be confused with Ben De Bus.

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  5. 6
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    BBC C██ts…Let them go Indie.

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    • 17
      Call me Dave says:

      Did you say India? Spiffing Idea then they can get even more of your money by doing documentaries on the building of call centres on the moon.

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      • 32
        One Term Dave says:

        Did you say Moonies? My next brilliant idea to get re-elected is to have mass gay weddings. Should get me lots of votes.

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  6. 7
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    My comment is. Hereby redacted. This tome. By the BBC.

    Makes a change from. Moddy having to do it in fact we could make his job redundant and hand over all Gweed moderations to. Pang or better still. Yentob

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  7. 8
    One Term Dave says:

    I’m a great fan of the BBC. I absolutely know that the public love paying the BBC licence fee under threat of criminality. Toodle pip!

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    • 24
      Hard-working family says:

      Who the F*** are “The Public”?

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    • 72
      Anonymous says:

      Yes, BBC bosses need to clean up their act. That said, not sure the public are in love Adverts.

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      • 103
        Tony BENN'S will says:

        What about all the trailers,they ar advertising themselves,and how many minutes per hour do they fill compared to ads

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      • 137
        Kevin T says:

        Well let the fuckers who want to watch Strictly subscribe. Why should I subsidise people who don’t go out? Why shouldn’t they subsidise my beer or cinema tickets?

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    • 91
      Sir William Wade says:

      Can’t see why folk watch the goggle-box. Everything you need is on the net, in books or on the wireless.

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  8. 9
    Operation Crossbow says:

    The BBC are piss ants

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  9. 10
    mv says:

    I would say I’m shocked, but I’m not.

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    • 82
      Free advice for flabby-chops says:

      I do hope that Chris pattern is quizzed again. I love watching his fulsome jowls flibbity-flop from side to side.

      Chris babe, get some exercise somehow, besides lifting a fork to your mouth. Fat git.

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  10. 13
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Tell you what ….
    Hows about we redact the licence fee.

    Shall. I. fix that for you very young guys and extremely young girls ??

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  11. 14
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Nicky Campbell is a twat

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    • 19
      The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

      The whole of radio. Five Dead could be collectively named. Twat. Central

      Better still

      Socialist. Workers. Twat. Central

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    • 36
      The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

      Bendy. Pears are not allowed on. EU supermarket shelvevs.

      As per Barroso. Directive Correctly Shaped Fruit . Except if it s from. Portugal passed as a. Smoke. Filled. Room. Secret. Vote Resolution on. 25. Dec 1995. And still to. Be Signed off by whomsoever purports to audit EU. Accounts.

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    • 83
      cont'd. says:

      Nicky Campbell is a twat
      Many people echo that.

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      • 85
        cont'd more. says:

        Nicky Campbell is a twat
        Many people echo that
        Wheel of Fortune was his forte.

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        • 86
          cont'd more +1. says:

          Nicky Campbell is a twat
          Many people echo that
          Wheel of Fortune was his forte.
          Then ‘Watchdog’ with people who were naughty

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    • 131
      Peter Grimes says:

      Has he got a cockring like Evan ‘Albert’ Davis as well?

      Wouldn’t be surprised at all!

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  12. 15
    Genghiz Can't says:

    Perhaps someone should tell Tinsel-Tits that it wasn’t C4 that allowed a pervert free rein for 20 years

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  13. 20
    Lord Stansted says:

    Any group of people who do not pissing themselves laughing when told that their boss is to ke known as Gold Commander is beneath contempt. The employees of the BBC are such a group.

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  14. 21
    One Term Dave says:

    Dismantling the BBC is about as likely as me leading the Tories to victory in 2015.

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  15. 33
    Vazoline says:

    I will happily grant an interview. In fact, I try to get one or more every day.

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  16. 34
    damned impertinent questions says:

    Get real. When you are covering up the last thing you want is public scrutiny. What Channel 4 should now do is set up a team and cripple the BBC with related FOI requests that gradually prise out every morsel. Think of it as eating a crab!!

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    • 70
      Ivor Pemple says:

      Yea try The Balen report.

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      • 105
        Cassandrina says:

        To paraphrase an old African expression-
        You can take a beeboid out of his bubble culture, but you can’t take the bubble culture out of the beeboid.
        Wonder what the NYT thinks of Thompson now?
        Davie has proven in his defence of his redactions and his reasoning that he is a beeboid through and through. Pity as I believed at the early stages he had more courage toward BBC reform.

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        • 128
          Anonymous says:

          You are joking ! he has looked like a rabbit caught in the headlights from the time he walked in to the beeb carrying a cardboard cup of coffee, that first morning ! cant these morons see themselves !

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  17. 37
    This Fatten says:

    I’ve just finished lunch and I think I shall have a post-prandial nap before I concern myself with these issues. In fact I think they could well be dealt with next month.

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    • 43
      Lord Fatten says:

      I would like to say ███ ██ ██████ ████ ████ ██ ██████ ████ ████ ████ ███.

      Keep paying the Telly Tax.

      That is all.

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  19. 39
    HenryV says:

    Time to buy shares in piano wire. Their end is coming. And they don’t know it.

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  20. 40

    Sky News being enjoyably spiky too.

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    • 126
      Catty Comment (Ms) says:

      … but only in patches. That darkly-hued female presenter was almost wetting her knickers as she announced the downgrade of the UK’s AAA rating yesterday.

      (But that may be because she had no idea what she was wittering on about).

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  21. 46
    One Term Dave says:

    Don’t expect anything from me. I’m too busy hiding Maria Hutchings under my table.

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  22. 47
    Red Egg Millitit.....National Socialist. says:

    I do hope that Oscar does the decent thing and commits suicide :)

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  23. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Evan Davis defending the indefensible.
    Why am I not surprised.

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  24. 53
    The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

    ████ ███.

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  25. 54
    pissed off voter says:

    WTF. BBC, Social services, FSA finance , FSA foods, PCC, CQC, HoC, HoL, police, IPSA, etc, etc

    Does anyone know of any organisation in our society that is not riddled with corruption and cronyism?

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  26. 56
    CokeSnortingBenders R Us says:

    If we can hang on until 2015, Ed will save us.

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  27. 60
    EU Watch says:

    Let us not forget that the BBC are part funded by the EU these days.

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  28. 64
    Put On A Brightly Coloured Tie And Read Out A Copy Of Pravda From 1951 says:

    BITCH FIGHT!!! Ooooh C4 get public money as well luvvie. Let’s face it, BBC News & C4 News are all a bunch of pinko t███s.

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    • 66
      Channel 4 news is irritating says:

      True. The BBC’s handbag is bigger though.

      Do Channel 4 news encourage tax avoidance by their staff by insisting on not running a central payroll like BBC do ?

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      • 78
        Put On A Brightly Coloured Tie And Read Out A Copy Of Pravda From 1951 says:

        That’s a fair question about C4’s tax arrangements; they might be slightly less hypocritical than the disgusting beeboid c███s.

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        • 107
          John Simpson - BBC World News editor says:

          I am only one of 50,000 individual BBC contract recipients — ho ho you simple people at the lower end of the salary and expenses scale.

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  29. 71
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    Well Done Ben. The BBC seem to forget that the public are licence fee payers.

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  30. 76
    old SHEP says:

    BBC are rotten to the core, but where they would figure in the top ten of institutions these days in that respect… who knows?, I always redact my shopping list.

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    • 133
      Anonymous says:

      The point is, they are secure in the knowledge that they get a huge income each year from the Tax payer. It seems to have bred arrogance in the people who work for the BBC. You only have to listen to “feedback” on radio four when they have any BBC representative on, they are never, ever, wrong.Closing the Archers message board is a case in point, people criticise on there. They dont like it up them !

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  31. 80
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Says a lot about their old strapline – “Unto Nation speak Truth” or some such bollocks.

    Shameful and shameless.

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  32. 81
    C4 hypocrital FUDs. says:

    bendepear? what kind of name is that? C4 news is hypocritical tripe.

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    • 93
      Derron Brown says:

      A name weirdo voyeurist perrverrts can use as a cover for their criminal actions? Or an arse banned it?

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  33. 84
    The cabal posing as a public service broadcaster says:

    The BBC want all the advantages of massive public funding but none of the accountability.

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    • 88
      Anonymous says:

      Help me. Give me an example where a public funded person is held accountable?

      I do not mean accountable for their private life or private transgressions. Yes, they resign occasionally. Who actually has been held accountable by the courts for any of the lives they have ruined by their cover-ups.

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  34. 87
    One rule for us.. says:

    Ive just sent of my annual tax return but redacted all the bits about how much Ive actually made. Do you think Ill get away with it ?

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  35. 92
    Sir William Wade says:

    As my dear old grandmamma liked to say, people who hide something have something to hide.

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  36. 96
    BBC Disinfotainment Commissioning Team says:

    We believe -rightly we think- that if we say nothing often enough, er, all the bad stuff will go away.

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  37. 97
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t forget the peadoes in the BBC. Don’t let them get away with it.

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  38. 100
    NE Frontiersman says:

    Titles like ‘Gold Commander’ ring a bell from the De Menezes shooting. Is it possible that the Met and the Beeb send their staff on the same training courses? (Innocent face)

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  39. 102
    HenryV says:

    Come in Sunray major…….

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  40. 109
    What a sad part of the world the UK is. says:

    Gold Commander to Silver Toothbrush – where are you? I need you.

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  41. 112
    Salli says:

    @EvanHD

    Ch4 is not an organisation that hides peedohs – unlike the BBC

    you stupid g@y twat

    *innocent moronic face*

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  42. 114
    #"Gold" Commander says:

    I’ll piss all over you fucking plebs

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  43. 138
    Man from middle earth says:

    So much fun seeing the BBC found guilty of employing and covering up for paedophile celebrities.

    How can they report upon other organisations that have had the same issues I wonder?

    How can they get away with redacting information?

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  44. 141
    Anonymous says:

    Bendepear has clearly forgotten that whilst Channel 4 is funded by commercials it is ultimately, like the BBC, publicly owned and should therefore be scrutinised!

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You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

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