I want to start by talking about 3 men.
All are connected to Operation Fairbank
The first has been identified online as a ‘rent boy’ and having been ‘trafficked to Amsterdam’
This is completely untrue. He was sexually abused as a young boy but he was never a ‘rent boy’ and he was never ‘trafficked to Amsterdam’ yet still his name is circulated by some making these false and hurtful allegations.
I believe the second man was also sexually abused as a child. He has never spoken to the MSM. “The media aren’t interested in me telling them that what is being said is untrue. That isn’t a story for them and so there is no point.”, he explained to me.
The third man may have been sexually abused as a child but it is impossible to tell because he has been reported in the press as claiming to have been involved in so many paedophilic incidents involving celebrities that are certainly untrue and so it is difficult to know where exactly the truth ends and the sensationalist lies begin.
It’s all very messy isn’t it ?
Now, I genuinely have no idea what BBC Panorama are looking at. I’ve had very limited contact with Alistair Jackson which has been restricted to requests for a few facts (nothing not already published on The Needle). I’ve never talked to him and he has never asked me to ‘debunk’ anything or criticise anyone but about a month ago I was forwarded an email. The email first suggested that BBC Panorama were set to do a “hatchet job” on the Alternative media. It was quite obvious to me that the people involved had had far more contact with Alistair Jackson and this project than I had ever had.
The email urged those within the Alternative Media to not engage with Panorama. It was a rally cry but as the people this message had come from had been in part responsible for much of the disinformation online regarding related subjects, I didn’t feel very inclined to join the fray. Which made it all the more surprising for me when I read the Exaro News story on the same topic. HERE
It is a fairly empty story. I noted, as will others, the trigger’ phrases, ‘BBC Newsnight’ , ‘Jimmy Savile’, ‘debunk’, and ‘David Aaronovitch’ (who incidentally has never heard of the project), ‘Charter Review’. Note also the tried and tested ploy of playing one BBC journalist, who I could name investigating Operation Midland, and other BBC Journalists.
The article is all very clumsy once you know what to look at and the purpose is clear. Exaro don’t want scrutiny of some vocal ‘sources’ and independent analysis of the story and they are hoping to put pressure on the BBC to pull the documentary.
Naturally, observers will ask themselves why that is.
For my part I welcome scrutiny. Truth needs exposing but it never needs defending as it can stand on its own two feet. I look forward to the programme and I’ll freely criticise any assertion I disagree with yet welcome new information and insights.