Saturday, September 03, 2005
Another attempt to silence John Humphrys?
A disgraceful article appeared in the Times on Saturday with the headline Radio's king of rude launches another salvo at Labour 'liars'. "King of Rude" is nonsense and the whole article, written by Tom Baldwin and Andrew Pierce, is a crude smear. And who "leaked" the video of a speech, not intended for public ears, to the Times? Why is that nauseating article written in such tones of outrage? Who is the "source close to the BBC Governors"? One also close to Qinetic perhaps. The article concludes,
- "a source close to the BBC Governors said that Humphrys had gone too far, adding: “ On Hutton, he is wrong on substance. There have to be guidelines about what BBC presenters can speak about.
He certainly needs to be rebuked or more. .."
- “If we were not prepared to take on a very, very powerful government, there would be no point in the BBC existing — that is ultimately what the BBC is for.”
The BBC says that Michael Grade has "ordered an investigation" and a transcript. What nonsense it all is. Thank all the gods for the grasp and grit of John Humphrys. He may be arrogant and outspoken - but we need him desperately.
Of course the sycophants and the dark cabal want him silenced.. He is the voice gently and humorously reminding us that the Emperor has no clothes on.