Friday, February 27, 2015

What prevented the press from exposing Jimmy Savile's crimes

Former Sunday Mirror editor Paul Connew explains on The Drum:
It was a disastrous combination of Britain’s draconian libel laws (generally so beloved of celebrities with unsavoury secrets and lawyers well aware of ‘star-struck’ juries), victims intimidated by Savile's celebrity status and powerful connections plus police indifferent to (or themselves intimidated by) allegations against the rich and powerful ... that conspired to protect Savile and other VIP abusers.


Phil Beesley said...

As with the South Yorkshire police, when considering the Hillsborough disaster.

It is imperative to believe that cops are "nice" or trying to be, even when they fuck things up.

Phil Beesley said...

What we know about Hillsborough is that police officers invented stuff in record books.

And that many coppers are appalled.