Nasty and Disgusting

October 24-25, 2012 — Update 1x. Another institution engulfed in pedophilia scandal

First it was the Catholic Church, then Penn State, followed by the Boy Scouts that were swamped in major pedophilia scandals. Now, it is the venerable British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) — the Beeb — that finds itself at the center of a major pedophile scandal involving the late children’s and teen show star Jimmy Savile.

Savile, who entertained children and teens as the host of the BBC teen music program “Top of the Pops” and the children’s “make a wish come true” program, “Jim’ll Fix It,” is believed by police to have sexually abused some 200 male and female underage children and teens. After the BBC’s rival, ITV, recently ran an expose on Savile’s sexual abuse activities at the BBC, it emerged that last year the BBC spiked a similar documentary that was to run on its Newsnight program due to pressure from senior BBC officials.

The interference of senior network officials in spiking stories on pedophilia involving the network or its parent company is nothing new. In 1998, ABC killed a 20/20 story about pedophiles employed by Disney World because of pressure exerted by Michael Eisner, the CEO of Disney Corporation, which owned and continues to own ABC. The U.S. news media has been strangely quiet on the unfolding BBC pedophilia story. However, the connections between the BBC scandal and the U.S. media are only beginning to emerge. Mark Thompson, who was the Director General of the BBC when the Newsnight story was spiked, is slated to become the CEO of The New York Times Company next month. Thompson is already dodging questions about his role in spiking the Newsnight story. Another BBC director general, Greg Dyke, said mistakes were made in handling the Savile case.

The involvement of The New York Times in the emerging scandal may be one reason why the U.S. corporate media has been downplaying the Savile story. U.S. coverage of the BBC scandal is disproportionately less than the coverage the British media gave to the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State pedophile story.

BBC Director General George Entwistle has asked Newsnight editor Peter Rippon to step aside as the investigation of the spiking incident takes place. Tory MP Ann Main has tabled a motion before the House of Commons that would have the Leveson Inquiry, which is investigating the phone hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp news entities being extended to the BBC. If the soft ball questions lobbed by Lord Leveson to Prime Minister David Cameron, and former Prime Minister Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are any indication, Leveson will sure to avoid anything that could be embarrassing to former Tory Prime Minsters like Heath and Thatcher.

There is also emerging evidence that Savile could not have gotten away with his serial predatory activities had he not had the assistance of others, including senior BBC personnel, as well as senior government officials, in perpetrating his crimes for such a long period of time. Savile had not only been knighted by the Queen but he was closely linked politically to a number of Tory political leaders, including Prime Ministers Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher. It is being alleged that a former British Prime Minister set the ground for child pornography from abroad to be smuggled into Britain for the use of a powerful pedophile ring of which the Prime Minister, Savile, Glitter, and others were members.

Lord Patten, the former chairman of the Conservative Party, as well as the last Governor of Hong Kong and the one-time EU Commissioner for External Relations, is the chairman of the BBC. Patten is already coming under fire for having a major conflict-of-interest in covering up the possible involvement of a former Tory Prime Minister, said to be Heath, in a major pedophile ring.

Savile’s BBC programs ran on the network from 1959 through the 1980s and some of the sexual abuse reportedly took place at BBC studios and corporate offices. Savile, who was knighted by the Queen for his charitable work for children, openly sympathized with British rock star Gary Glitter, aka Paul Gadd, who was convicted in Britain in 1999 for possession of child pornography and convicted and jailed in Vietnam in 2006 for engaging in sexual acts with minors.

It has now been alleged by a former pupil of a boarding school for emotionally-distressed children in Surrey, where Savile is said to have procured young girls for sex, that Savile sexually molested a 14-year old girl in his BBC dressing room while Glitter raped a 13-year old girl. A third well-known BBC celebrity was said to have been present during the activity.

In 2007, Savile was interviewed “under caution” by police who were involving a 1970s sexual assault of a minor at the Duncroft Approved School for Girls in Surrey, which is now closed. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said there was insufficient evidence in the case and no charges against Savile or anyone else were brought.

Savile is said to have preyed on children, particularly boys, at the Haut de La Garenne orphanage on the island of Jersey and at the children’s wards of Mandeville Hospital near Aylesbury, Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire, and Leeds General Infirmary in Leeds. Police are following more than 400 leads in their multi-jurisdictional investigation of Savile that has already identified over 200 witnesses, many of them abused children who are now adults.

However, there are also a belief that the British police and other law enforcement agencies cannot be fully trusted to investigate the growing pedophile scandal that is said to reach into the upper echelons of the Conservative Party, the media, and even Buckingham Palace. U.S. journalist Leah McGrath Goodman was recently barred from entering the United Kingdom and Jersey because of her investigation of sexual abuse at the Haut de La Garenne children’s home in Jersey. Jersey official barred Goodman because she did not possess a valid “writer’s visa.” However, such visas do not even exist in Jersey.

BBC Jersey took part in the cover-up of the pedophile scandal on the island that was said to involve sex tourists like Savile and high-level government officials on the island. In 2008, the States of Jersey Police dropped an investigation of an indecent sexual assault by Savile at the Jersey home in the 1970s due to “lack of evidence.”

In 2009, the CPS dropped another investigation against Savile. Victims of Savile are now stating that the BBC pedophile was very organized.

Demands that Savile be stripped of his Order of the British Empire (OBE) knighthood have fell on deaf ears at Buckingham Palace, which maintains that upon death, a knighthood merely ceases to exist and no formal stripping of the honors is necessary.

Update 1x. The Independent reported on October 24, 2012, that Savile’s pedophilia also extended into pedo-necrophilia. Paul Gambaccini, who worked with Savile as a DJ on BBC Radio 1 in 1983, alleges that Savile had sex with the corpses of deceased minors. Gambaccini termed the corpses “underaged subnormals.” The mere fact that The New York Times would hire as its CEO someone who may have covered up such grotesque behavior by the BBC calls into question the judgment of the newspaper and its qualifications to honestly and inependently report on the news.


  1. If I may..
    I watched the talk show you had for a while there Roseanne – you spoke to that man who was putting up pictures of the murderous leader and had all of Garden Grove up in arms. You were merciful to him. You talked about that point in your life in which the idea of touching people and their germs bothered you greatly. You were merciful to yourself. Even in that one page now where you wrote you felt bad some transgendered folk were seeing you as their enemy and that hurt. Your Mercy for society’s under-dog shows through again.

    Yet in the first line in THIS Blog – You write “FIRST there was The Catholic Church…” First? There were no Pedophile’s hiding in plain sight before then? If you have a ‘job’ where trust IS the job – and so you BELIEVE the man, The Priest when he says he is done with that – They wanted to believe him. HE probably wanted it to believe it himself. Just ONE Harmed Child is too too many. But you too have jumped on the wagon that Most or So Many Priests are pedophiles. It’s believed to be .01% of Priests harm children. Are pedophiles in hiding, abusing the words ‘Let the children come unto me’.
    point 0 1 percent. That is a very small number Roseanne – Yet as in life, it takes but a small number of bad to make a whole group Criticized. Like your comment about trans and predators being one in the same. I saw the Silence of The Lambs as well. But as you have been attacked too much for your comment about Them.. I wish you would see the Good Priests the good men and women who don’t just put a dollar in the basket at Church – But put their whole lives into that basket – they live in it every day for you, for me they Pray every waking moment is for someone else. Please do not condemn The Church for the .01% who did not belong. Predators, pedophiles, all poison to all they touch.
    Victims often becoming the next generations victimizers. Not every victim of course, Yet most predators were indeed victims. And on and on it goes.

    Mercy. It has become so highly under-rated. But I’d have thought you of all people I’ve heard speak – You can brutally honest about your own flaws as well as others. And it’s the honesty that keeps people looking in your direction. Lies get so tiresome. Truth today is a novelty that will always keep others looking back at you if you speak truth – and Truth WITH Mercy? When you do not jump all over someone even when you can – especially when you can. To human beings that is liquid gold and melting chocolate intertwined! Is it not? To speak truthfully, but not unkindly.
    – As I remembered you being on your show that one day in particular – I bet to offer that is the Roseanne you yourself yearn to be. And that is the person I have missed hearing from the most.

  2. Denise Bowen says:

    OMFG! Anyone who hides a pedophile IS a pedophile.

  3. “pedo-necrophilia”?!! Holy shi-ite! Now there’s a word I wish I could unread.

  4. It so wonderful to see how Bullshit is crumbling and Babylon is falling . Jesus said you better hope the courts get you before I do.

  5. This is further truth that Bullshit is crumbling. Jesus said you better hope the courts get ahold of you before I do.