If you've spent as much time reading the Pollard Report, as I have, one fact is clear : that while his editor was interested in Jones' project, others were hesitant on the grounds of 'taste', bad taste that is. I have even found, hidden away in a lesser investigated appendix, evidence that someone at the BBC even considered Jimmy's family ! That someone was Liz Gibbons
Liz is the 'former Newsnight deputy editor' by the way. She still works for the BBC too !
One reason why Liz G has survived and Jones has not might be explained by her next paragraph
Remember, she is recounting events as they unfolded in November 2012. We're just up to the 7th here. The next Q and A between her and Pollard is an eye opener
Indeed, Ms Gibbons appears to be answering questions that many reasonable folk have asked since.
Now, let's leave the 'taste' and editorial standards aside for a moment. Because another little corker hit me full in the face as I read it.
Obviously, this is the video of Karin Ward's interview. She is Meirion's number one 'victim'. His ONLY 'victim' to have been filmed by his team on camera at the time (R1). How on earth did he not think that her content was NOT important to the story ?
Not picked up on ? Or, conveniently edited because 'R1' was incriminating a living person, one who has since been cleared of any wrong doing and thereby discrediting his number one, and ONLY 'VICTIM' on camera in December 2011 !
Ms Gibbons testimony also reveals or rather DOES NOT reveal another startling factor. And that is, that the women who had come forward may have had suspect motivations for coming forward at this time ! IF only we could see
They're discussing an email Rippon sent whilst he was waiting to be 'convinced' that the story would stand up
Goodness, I couldn't wait to read the rest. Dear God, what the hell is this ?
'One of them had a..' what ?
As another blogger Moor larkin is oft to say, I think we should be told !
To be continued !
By the way, I liked the fact this woman mentions 'taste' and Jimmy's family. That in itself endears me to her. It's the first time ANYONE from the BBC has used such words, and it's refreshing is it not ?