Friday, 21 December 2012

Nick Pollard Report.

Now that the Nick Pollard Report has been published it is "business as usual" at the BBC. A few "mistakes" were made, a few people got pushed sideways and Mr Pollard found "No evidence of a cover up." 

Regular readers might recall that back in January 2011 Channel Television (CTV) scooped an AWARD from the Royal Television Society (RTS) for what appeared to be nothing more than a cut and paste job of a Report written by the disgraced Wiltshire Constabulary. The award sparked outrage, condemnation and utter bewilderment among the online community and it was described, by the Chair of the Jersey Care Leavers Association (JCLA) as, "A kick in the teeth" to the Abuse Victims/Survivors. 

The JCLA (and many others) wrote a letter of complaint to the  RTS with their disgust at the decision to award CTV this "prize." The award winning article broadcast by CTV was on the supposed "Expenses Scandal" involving the Jersey Child Abuse Investigation while under the control of former Chief Police Officer Graham Power QPM and Former Senior Investigating Officer DCO Lenny Harper. 

Mr. Harper "ripped apart" (in our opinion) the award winning, or offending, CTV broadcast which we published HERE and we subsequently published the letter of complaint to RTS from the Chairperson of the JCLA HERE.

There were calls for CTV to hand back their award, which evidently fell on deaf ears, but something that the discredited and disgraced BBC had the decency to do over their apparent "faked" Panorama Report HERE.

In the interest of fairness and balance CTV say "Channel Television offered a right of reply to former police chief Graham Power as the man ultimately responsible for the management of the abuse inquiry and included Mr Power’s interview as part of the broadcast report. I am very satisfied that our report was accurate, fair and balanced."(END)

In our opinion, and a great many others, there was no "expenses scandal" and we offer the view that it was no more than a diversionary tactic employed by the State Media to shift focus from the atrocities that occurred for decades in Jersey's State run institutions, including the possibility of murder. It was a tactic designed to discredit the two cops, Former CPO Graham Power QPM and former DCO Lenny Harper, who lifted the lid off of Jersey's dirty secret(s). Although all island State Media were "on message" it was CTV who won the award for their, what has been labelled, "a cut n paste job."

At this point it might be worth remembering the words of Former Chief Police Officer Graham Power QPM who said "The attempts to divert this debate into discussions concerning the trivia of expense claims, is a scandal of which all involved should be thoroughly ashamed." Mr. Power wrote those words when he was describing the allegations the police had received concerning DECADES of Child Abuse would, if proven, amount to STATE SPONSORED PAEDOPHILIA.

Hopefully readers would have now read the links provided so far in this posting and understand why there was/is outrage, confusion and complete bewilderment as to how an award was given to an article that was little more than a cut and paste job that many believe was designed to discredit the police officers who lifted the lid off of Jersey's dirty secrets. Readers might be asking what has any of this got to do with the Pollard Report into the discredited and disgraced BBC where Mr. Pollard found (a la Napier)  "No evidence of a cover up."

Well, it might have absolutely nothing to do with it but for the conspiracy theorists out there by, we are sure, complete coincidence and taken from the discredited and disgraced BBC's own WEBSITE Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and in 2007 was awarded the RTS’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Television Journalism. He was Chairman of the RTS’s annual Journalism Awards from 2008-2011.

Whether Mr. Pollard was still the Chairman of the of RTS's annual journalism awards when CTV received theirs is unclear but would make for the conspiracy theorists an interesting story if he was. For the self respecting Investigative Journalist it could make for an equally interesting story.

In the absence of any evidence to the contrary we offer this posting  as "food for thought" and possible "coincidence" and in no way impugn the integrity or professionalism of Mr. Pollard or his report.

We will leave the conspiracy theories to the State Media and  continue to follow/publish the "facts and evidence" in order that we maintain our credibility that is so lacking with the "accredited" media.

Speaking of which could we ask that those who haven't yet to sign the petition for banned US Author and Investigative Journalist, Leah McGrath Goodman, to have her visa restored? Please sign and share from HERE as Jersey desperately needs some objective and independent professional journalism from somebody who has no constraints from local editors.

Merry Christmas to all our readers/viewers and thank you for your continued support in helping us spread the word that not all people from Jersey are paedophiles or those who protect them. There are those of us that strive for the truth to be told, strive for a non politicised judicial system, strive for democracy, and strive towards justice and closure for the Victims/Survivors of horrendous abuse at the hands of those employed by the States of Jersey and others that robbed them of their childhood and innocence.

The fight (for truth and justice) continues.









16 comments:

  1. Hi VFC,

    We are so proud of you and all that you have fought for over the past years.

    Please keep up the good work in 2013 and beyond. You will make a difference in the end.

    Merry Xmas from,

    Bert And Ernie. (Anonymous)

    P.S. "Accredited" Media, we are on to you! You disgust us more than you could ever imagine.

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  2. Happy Christmas VFC and may your work bear fruit in 2013.

    Rath ar an obair

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  3. Good stuff VFC, they just can't hide anywhere can they :)

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  4. Hi VFC.

    Another good interesting Post, I think its fare to say our main Media just do not know what to do, so they just say what our States tell them & it looks like its the same in the UK.

    Can't believe how this is getting handled over there its like listening to this lot over here, with them all covering up for each another. nothing going on here!

    Another funny goings on is this Copper who maked out he was just an ordinary Pleb & said the Minister called the coppers Plebs. I don't know, it's all very strange.

    We, over here don't Trust the BBC & the Cops anyway & are called Conspiracy Theorist, Its good that there's more & more of us Now. May be we may get listen to in 2013! but I wont hold my Breath just Yet!!!!!

    I know I've wobbled a couple of times this year, But we are only Human & that does happen.

    So Hears to 2013 keep it up & lets have a Great Year of good Truthful Blogging just like the years before. Can't believe its 4 years & counting but there you go.

    Well Have a Happy Christmas & a Jolly New Year. To Everyone.

    Come on Next Year, Its going to be GOOD!

    TJW.

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  5. We, over here don't Trust the BBC & the Cops anyway & are called Conspiracy Theorist, Its good that there's more & more of us Now. May be we may get listen to in 2013! but I wont hold my Breath just Yet!!!!!

    Totaly agree with the above keeep up the good work it must be hard for you but well done & A very happy Christmas to you all

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  6. The BBC, even by their own surveys, are not trusted while the Blogs are increasingly, in Jersey, opening the eyes of those who used to believe what they heard on the radio or what they read in the JEP.

    We must remember that the JEP chickened out of a "head to head" with Blogger Rico Sorda and the challenge remains open to ANY of Jersey's State Media if they want a head to head with Bloggers to show the public who broadcasts/publishes the "facts" and who publishes "propaganda" and buries news stories.

    As for the Jersey Police, as was mentioned by former DCO Lenny Harper, the vast majority are decent honest and professional cops. But there are a minority who need weeding out.

    Whether Chief Officer Bowron is the man for the job is questionable.

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  7. Keep up the good work. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  8. Rico Sorda's latest posting has not updated on the Blog-list and is well worth a read or WATCH

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  9. Merry Christmas VFC. I think your blog is excellent. Thanks for all the hard work you put in to keep us Jersey plebs informed as to the real child abuse scandal and the Jersey government cover up. I hope next year sees the proper exposure and inevitable downfall of the Jersey gov. officials in their child abuse cover up. Similarly I hope next year is a year the survivors can move on agreeing that justise has finally been served in Jersey. Finally I hope the year brings proper recognition by the Jersey authorities that what has been said by people such as yourself on blogs is infact true causing the local MSM to start back peddling.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  10. Merry Christmas, VFC!
    - from Elle, across the pond

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  11. Anon and Elle.

    Thank you for your support and seasons greetings. 2013 "should" see the start of the long awaited "Independent" Committee of Inquiry and we will be exposing the "facts" surrounding it that the State Media will, no doubt, be covering up.

    Merry Christmas.

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  12. Rath ar an obair i 2013.
    May your work bear fruit in 2013

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