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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

My letter to Jim !

Earlier in the year, Jimmy McGovern made a documentary-drama called 'Common' about the injustice that is joint enterprise. Here's what he had to say about his 'campaigning film'
McGovern has brought us many great drama's including the excellent, Hillsborough (screened Dec 1996). He bemoans what he calls 'lazy journalism'
http://thejusticegap.com/2014/07/jimmy-mcgovern-journalism-can-driving-force-injustice/
Only one person posted a comment, me ! 
 I didn't get a response from Jimmy but I think i did get one from Jim because he did indeed send us a 'decent journalist'.
On the 18th October 2014 the first of three Savile related articles appeared in the Mail on Sunday. I remember the excitement of the night before well ! 
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2798457/how-savile-s-niece-s-demand-compensation-led-police-fraud-probe-daughter-says-story-false-211-claims-vast-payments-police-investigate.html
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2817166/Former-cancer-patient-said-Savile-saved-life-wants-60-000-sex-abuse-latest-questionable-claim-against-estate.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2827079/Just-22-58-payout-claims-against-Jimmy-Savile-accepted-amid-warnings-estate-swallowed-legal-fees-leaving-genuine-victims.html
Despite the Appeal decision going against the Charitable Trust, I still believe we've come along way since this time last year. More and more people are getting behind us. Just how many ordinary folk unaware of our blogs would have known about the fraudulent claims and the LOST diaries had we not found  Mr Rose ?
So, let's not been down-hearted Guys and Gals. Let's have a GREAT Christmas and a VERY Happy New Year and remember :
  'Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others can’t keep it from their own’



I thoroughly enjoyed re-reading Dave Hewitt's piece. I think the following words neatly sum up what most folk thought about the man.
And also because it provides a link to another fine tribute  to Sir Jim following his death on 29th October 2011 by Adam Sweeting 
 http://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/oct/29/sir-jimmy-savile?newsfeed=true
http://caledonianmercury.com/2011/10/29/jimmy-savile-1926-2011-glam-rock-bling-and-a-gaff-in-glen-coe/0025618


3 comments:

  1. Lovely - Merry Christmas xxx😊

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  2. Thanks for that, Rabbit, and a very merry Christmas to you.

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  3. Got no time for champagne lefties like McGovern. I hated "Cracker", always found it akin to some perverted wallowing in vileness and totally over the top - a glamourisation of sicko violence akin to the Saw movies.

    The baffling thing about Hillsborough is that nobody with a brain ever believed it was anything other than a tragedy caused by ill-advised crowd control exacerbated by putting people in iron cages. The Establishment finding as declared by the Public Inquiry was that police made mistakes... End of.

    The whole ongoing charade all seems predicated on the story in The Sun. Who took that crap seriously? McGovern? I never did. The whole thing is beyond ridiculous. "The Establishment" seems to be living in a world of press propaganda just now, not facts and historical reality.

    They seem to be mad, bad and dangerous to know. Maybe they always were, but they're different now to what used to be dangerous about them. Maybe it'll all settle down again after May next year... and some Reason will come back into polite society.... ;-)

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