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Topic: Re:Have the BBC no shame?
Posted by: Jean F Fernandez
Date/Time: 09/01/15 16:58:00

The SYP created the circumstances for the BBC to do what they did. However, the BBC had choices. The fact is that Cliff had not been interviewed at that stage and didn't know the nature of the allegation against him. The BBC could have merely reported the raid, no pictures, no helicopter, no breathless reporter outside the flat, and no grinning reporter sent to Portugal on the evening.

The BBC could also have left the story alone entirely unless there really was a story to report. Thousands of people are investigated by the police every day in the UK. Most of them never face charges. The fact is that there was no story that day, no public interest angle. Public interest is about the public needing to know, i.e if a suspect is considered a danger and so on. What the BBC went with is an angle of 'of interest to the public', a debatable point that is really about ratings grabbing rather than news.

The BBC were at that flat before the BBC that day, they knew exactly what was going to happen. The only one who was unaware was Cliff. That is wrong. The BBC have compounded their actions with a litany of disgraceful actions since, each one clearly designed to look clever themselves and humiliate Cliff.

The SYP have done terribly wrong in this, we shouldn't forget that, but the BBC have compounded the matter and should face the consequences of it.


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Have the BBC no shame?09/01/15 14:16:00 Jean F Fernandez
   Re:Have the BBC no shame?09/01/15 14:17:00 Jean F Fernandez
      Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?09/01/15 14:53:00 Anita Blake
         Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?09/01/15 14:59:00 Julian Pavey
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?09/01/15 16:41:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?09/01/15 16:50:00 Julian Pavey
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?09/01/15 17:11:00 Jean F Fernandez
         Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?13/01/15 16:14:00 Jean F Fernandez
   Re:Have the BBC no shame?09/01/15 16:58:00 Jean F Fernandez
      Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?09/01/15 17:05:00 Paul Smithson
      Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?09/01/15 17:06:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?09/01/15 17:09:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
   Re:Have the BBC no shame?09/01/15 17:25:00 Jean F Fernandez
      Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?09/01/15 17:28:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
   Re:Have the BBC no shame?10/01/15 09:30:00 Paul Pryce
      Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?12/01/15 13:39:00 David Darlow
         Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?13/01/15 09:39:00 Paul Pryce
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?13/01/15 10:24:00 David Darlow
   Re:Have the BBC no shame?10/01/15 11:13:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?10/01/15 11:49:00 Stuart Kerr
         Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?10/01/15 12:08:00 Carl Wynne
         Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?10/01/15 12:53:00 Christian Schroeder
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?10/01/15 13:19:00 Michael Brown
   Re:Have the BBC no shame?12/01/15 09:19:00 Felicity Caborn
      Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?12/01/15 09:40:00 Joe Conneely
         Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?13/01/15 13:56:00 Sam Hearn
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?13/01/15 15:18:00 Anita Blake
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?13/01/15 16:29:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?13/01/15 20:22:00 Francis Rowe
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?13/01/15 21:52:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?13/01/15 21:57:00 Pete Mayes
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?13/01/15 22:40:00 Anita Blake
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?14/01/15 08:21:00 Colin Jordan
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?14/01/15 09:34:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?15/01/15 12:15:00 Sam Hearn
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?15/01/15 13:12:00 Jean F Fernandez
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?15/01/15 13:27:00 Adam Beamish
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?15/01/15 14:27:00 Jean F Fernandez
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Have the BBC no shame?15/01/15 14:53:00 Adam Beamish

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