Jimmy Savile Abused 100s of Children @ the BBC While Under Mark Thompson CEO of The NYTimes today

January 13, 2013

Saville of the BBC was physically abusing hundreds of children–the youngest of whom was just 8–as well as many young adults whom he met through his high profile charity work at various children’s hospitals throughout England. The New York Times and Reuters are not keen to note who was the actual BBC chief during the end of Savile’s crime spree. As it happens, the man in charge of the BBC during the last seven years of Jimmy Savile’s life was none other than Mark Thompson, now the CEO of The New York Times. Thompson resigned as head of the BBC in September of 2012. Savile’s crimes began in Manchester in 1955, peaked in the late 70’s and early 80’s, and continued at a lower pace all the way until at least 2009, two years before his death at 85. The police report concludes that Savile committed 214 criminal offenses including 34 rapes or other serious sexual assaults across England. (MORE)

BBC apologizes for Itamar massacre coverage

June 27, 2012

I don’t only want an apology. I want to know in the future that the news will not try to be equivalent if one side is obviously attacking the other… but that won’t happen. The BBC systematically attempts to equalize Islam and Judaism when there is no equivalent in doctrine. What the BBC does is systematic bias and the British audience is being lied to.

(YNET) Conservative MP Louise Mensch made various complaints to the network about the coverage and received an apology from BBC News’s Helen Boaden. She did not stop there and sought an explanation from outgoing director Mark Thompson at a Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee hearing last week.

Thompson said the story had come during a “very busy news period” including the fighting in Libya and the tsunami in Japan.

"בוודאי שמדובר בזוועה". הלוויית 5 בני משפחת פוגל (צילום ארכיון: גיל יוחנן)
Funeral of Fogel family members (Photo: Gil Yohanan)

“News editors were under a lot of pressure,” he said. “Having said that, it was certainly an atrocity which should have been covered across our news bulletins that day.”

Nevertheless, he added: “I don’t believe that should be taken as systemic bias. We try very, very hard… to reflect suffering on both sides of that conflict. When there has been a humanitarian incident in Gaza, we try to show the effects of rockets in Sderot.”

WHAT? why not tell the truth! It isn’t about who suffers more.

He said he stood by his decision not to have shown a humanitarian appeal for Gaza during Operation Cast Lead. “I believe I was right, many people thought I was wrong. It might have given the impression we were more sympathetic to one side of that dispute than the other. Israel and Palestine, like Kashmir and Sri Lanka, are so hot in terms of people’s sensitivity.

“But I do want to say, to all our audience including our Jewish and Israeli audiences here and around the world, we do want to make sure we are fair and impartial. We made a mistake in this instance.” (MORE)