BETWEEN HUBRIS AND HYPE: EXARO NEWS SAYS IT IS TOO BUSY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS

As I had reblogged Tim Tate’s Six Questions for Exaro News – HERE It is only proper that I also reblog Tim’s latest post which contains Exaro’s response to his questions. The original post can be found on TimTate.co.uk

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Two weeks ago I asked Exaro News a series of six very serious questions about its stories relating to alleged historic sexual abuse at Elm Guest House and a VIP network based at Dolphin Square. Those questions – set out in my previous post (below) – quoted Exaro’s own statements, including its claims to have been responsible for initiating the multi-million pound Metropolitan Police investigation, Operation Midland.

On Wednesday evening the “Exaro team” e-mailed the following response. At its request, I am posting this in full.

Dear Tim Tate,

Please ensure that you publish our response in full.

Our reports on Exaro have already answered many of the questions that you pose.

Our long-standing policy is not to repeat answers on social media or to bloggers otherwise, as we are sure that you can appreciate, it would distract from the vitally important journalistic work that Exaro is doing in holding power to account.

So, first, you need to do some proper research. It is not for us to conduct your research for you.

In the meantime, you have referred at various points in blog posts to having been told a story by a “senior detective” on ‘Operation Fernbridge’ about how Customs had stopped Leon Brittan at Dover with “child pornography tapes”, while at the same time denying our report that Customs had seized a video alleged to show child sex abuse in the presence of a former Conservative cabinet minister.

Was the “senior detective” to whom you referred DCI Paul Settle?

All the best,

Editorial team,

Exaro

Apparently Exaro thinks it appropriate for a journalist to identify his sources (I don’t: and won’t). It is also apparently too busy (despite having several millions pounds of benefactor funding to draw on) to answer questions of very real public interest about its role in thetroubled and troublesome Operation Midland.

Exaro’s e-mail also makes clear that it believes it is much too important to be held to account. Anyone looking for humility will find it in the dictionary. Sandwiched between “hubris” and “hype”.

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10 responses to “BETWEEN HUBRIS AND HYPE: EXARO NEWS SAYS IT IS TOO BUSY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS

  1. Pingback: BETWEEN HUBRIS AND HYPE: EXARO NEWS SAYS IT IS TOO BUSY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS | Alternative News Network

  2. jsc

    ”as we are sure that you can appreciate, it would distract from the vitally important journalistic work that Exaro is doing in holding power to account.”

    That ”vitally important work” did not include establishing the veracity of their lead source’s claims re: witnessing another boy’s death in a hit and run in broad daylight in Kingston, sadly.

  3. dpack

    as they are so busy i await their next move,it will be interesting to see if they continue in the way they have so far or if they actually go for some valid story to try to regain some credibility for a longer game.

    another option is to close up shop but that could be seen as terminating a blown operation(albeit one that seems to have achieved some of it’s aims) rather than cutting one’s losses and not throwing good money after bad in a well meaning but incompetent attempt at investigative journalism on these matters.
    to close down at this stage could raise a variety of far more difficult questions than the very relevant ones posed by mr tate and ignored by exaro.
    many of those questions can be posed and answered without exaro’s help so them staying in the game or withdrawing from the field does not alter that aspect much.

  4. tazzdevil

    Exaro .why dont you do ME as a survivors a big big human duty.I cant talk for other survivors .STOP with lies , STOP MAKING MONEY OUT OF WRONG DOINGS OF OTHERS.ESPECIALLY AS IT DOES NOT CONCERN YOU…YOU HAVE JUMPED ON THE BANG WAGON,YOU ARE GETTING ANYONE TO SPEAK AND LIE,PROBABLY PAYING THEM.WHY DONT YOU APPROCH GENUINE SURVIVORS WITH THE FACTS OF CORRUPTION OF TRUTH….HEY IT MAY GET YOU THE RESPECT YOU NEED.AT THE MOMENT YOU ARE DOING MORE DAMAGE WITH FAKE SURVIVORS AND PATHETIC DIRTY OLD SOCIAL WORKERS ,WHOS OWN LIFES SPEAKS VOLUMES ON THE STATE OF FLAT..JUMP ON SOUTH WALES GOLDFINCH.MORE CORRUPTION THEIR YET TO COME OUT AFTER 25 YEARS……IF WISH TO GET TRUTH OUT AND NOT FICTION.

      • tazzdevil

        Araya ,May i ask the purpose of Link???????Araya i dont now who you are but i am a survivor who gave statement to operation goldfinch 1996 ,i was the one who opened the can of worms.today i still fight to get operation Goldfinch open as an officer on Goldfinch took my statment to abuser and was allowed to work another six years on Goldfinch .In the mean time i was totally pushed out as i was akid out of county sent to south wales Myes Yr Eglyws and Silverbrook .I was down their 6 years ,todate all abusers i named 1996 have got away with it.and with relashion to abuse that is being investigated at moment.25 years on.I have so much info of inspectors /chiefs/cps/Ipcc.Araya the truth has not come out .It will as i committed an offence 23 January 2016 Dailypost front page.because for 25 years i have been sending solicitors letters ,Barristers,and to the point i re-educated myself to university level just to be taken note of.The final cruch was when i was told i would get apology last year but when i went they told me insurance company told to hold fire.I am a survivor who has been trying alone and with corruption and bent authorities they would not listen.I had no choice they would not reply to my emails and started calling me lier as abuser not on pension List although he was procecuted but dead.The truth will come out but in away i am in control .I will sign my aminity away with Goddard and out all abusers and all bent forces and judges.

      • tazzdevil

        tazzdevil

        February 27, 2016 at 5:52 am

        I HAVE LOOKED AT ALL COMMENTS.PLZ ANSWER .IF VICTIM REPORTS ISSUES.THEN OFFICER TAKES STATEMENT TO ABUSER FOR OWN MEANS.??WOULD YOU ALLOW THAT OFFICER TO CARRY ON WORKING ON OPERATION GOLDFINCH SOUTH WALES.
        MAY I ASK IF THAT VICTIM REPORTED OFFICER WHO WAS CID TO CORRECT BODY ,WOULD YOU THINK THEY ARE DEALING WITH COMPLAINT////OR INFORMING VICTIM OF ON GOING OPERATION IN RELASHION TO STATEMENT GIVEN????
        MAY I ASK IF GIVE ANOTHER STATEMENT November 2015 ,after 3 months would you think they would update victim?????Mp if you made complaint to IPCC AND INSPECTOR OF PUBLIC DOES IN HOUSE INVESTIGATION ON COMPLAINT ABOVE 16 YEARS LATER ,AND OUT COME NO FURTHER ACTION ON OFFICER OR OFFENDER EVEN THOUGH OFFEDER HAS 4 COMPLAINTS OF SAME NATURE????MAY I ASK WOULDUNT IT BE CONFLICT OF INTREAST IF THAT INSPECTOR LOOKS AT STATEMENT GIVEN NOVEMBER 2015???BECAUSE HE HAS IT HENCE 3 MOTHS NO UPDATE????? I AWAIT YOUR ANSWERS…Araya.WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE QUESTIONING???????

  5. tazzdevil

    dpack.who is this Araya sunshine plz

  6. nuggy

    how the hell they havent been sued out of existence i dont know.

  7. Those Solanki tapes eh? We could get to the bottom of that quite easily but in my view they are waiting for that Custom’s officer to die of old age. I hope you are well gojam. My family and I are soon to move home again.

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