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Topic: Re:Have the BBC no shame?
Posted by: Paul Pryce
Date/Time: 10/01/15 09:30:00

What both the police and the BBC are being criticised for seems to be very non-specific.

It is important for police and media to consult particularly in this era of social media where wild rumour can become accepted fact very quickly. It was in Cliff Richard's interest that the exact nature of the raid was revealed to the press at an early stage.

The allegations against Cliff Richard were serious and I can't see that the police investigated them any differently to how they would have done so for allegations against a non-celebrity.

The BBC's coverage in retrospect looks like an over-reaction but that is only because no evidence appears to have been found against Cliff Richard. If there had been it would have been a huge news story and those aerial shots would have become iconic.

An important reason they might have gone overboard is that for decades sex offenders have operated under the umbrella of the BBC with many in the corporation aware that something was not quite right but nobody prepared to put a stop to it. In the post-Savile era the BBC now wants to be seen as a crusader against sex offenders which is not necessarily a bad thing but may be causing them to lose their focus.


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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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