05 December 2012


Hurrah, my favourite magazine getting its just acknowledgment for busting the Savile ravel.

* "Former BBC director general Mark Thompson notified about the Jimmy Savile scandal more than seven months before he left the corporation in September.
Thompson was told about an article in The Oldie by being copied into a chain of emails - released to The Sunday Times under a Freedom of Information request 

... The Oldie story referenced Jim’ll Fix It star Savile’s abuse of children and the dropped Newsnight report in December 2011 ... 

Sent on 8 February, the emails show that Thompson, who is now the chief executive of The New York Times Company, was notified about a Miles Goslett article in The Oldie magazine about the Savile case ...

“I’ve sent it to Paul and Mark. Will send to press office if Paul doesn’t get back to me within the next hour.”

“passing this on to press office”.
‘I’ve sent it to Mark’ an email about Savile and we can see another actually sending it to him,” wrote former ITN chief executive Stewart Purvis, who has been investigating the Newsnight Savile issue and blogging about his findings."

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