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Old 25-02-2016, 08:30 AM #1
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Default Tony Blackburn, 73, said he has been Sacked over the saville report

[BBC sacks Tony Blackburn ahead of damning
report into Jimmy Savile sex abuse
which reveals how Radio 2 DJ
was accused of seducing 15-year-old girl
in 1971 who later killed herself ]

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz41ANdlkk4

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looks like a sacrificial lamb prior to the report being published, this stinks to high heaven. Shameful. I hope he sues.
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Wow I don't know what to think, it will be hard for him to exonerate himself given the girl committed suicide. On a side note why are all these ageing broadcasters allowed to continue working, they have had their time, they need to move over and give others an opportunity. Is that a bit ageist of me
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Alls tony did was disagree with an account the bbc said happened in 1971

its beyond pathetic
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So for decades the BBC did ****-all and suddenly, they sack Tony Blackburn on a whim and on the flimsiest of evidence, as far as I can see. The Corporation has done itself quite a lot of damage today, I think.

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So for decades the BBC did ****-all and suddenly, they sack Tony Blackburn on a whim and on the flimsiest of evidence, as far as I can see. The Corporation has done itself quite a lot of damage today, I think.
Very much so,I agree.
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Yep, innocent until proven guilty for those still among the living. Its a kangaroo court
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Tony Blackburn said the BBC has “hung me out to dry” and repeated his threat to sue the corportion.

In a new statement he said:

“I have listened to what has been said by Tony Hall and others today in connection with the publication of the Dame Janet Smith Report.

“I repeat what I told Dame Janet when I voluntary gave evidence to assist her and the BBC. What I said in my earlier statement regarding the alleged meetings with Brian Neill QC and Bill Cotton Junior 45 years ago still stands.

“Given Dame Janet Smith’s concerns of a culture of fear in coming forward at the BBC, the fact that I have been scapegoated for giving my honest account and best recollections of those events 45 years ago - which I felt was a whitewash - what whistleblower at the BBC would ever come forward when they see the way they have hung me out to dry.

“Sadly today’s news agenda should have been about the survivors of abuse carried out within the BBC but, by sacking me, they have managed to take the focus off those who have suffered so much.

“My lawyers are now considering all statements made by the BBC about me today and we will be taking action.”
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well something isn't right with this



but i can't really give my opinion on this


not until we know more
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Hmmm, not sure what to think.
Tony Hall has said he isn't being sacked for what allegedly went on years ago with the young girl, but more to do with him denying any knowledge of two separate and different meetings with totally different people, one of them being a QC.
Dame Janet is less than impressed with his version as well.
I would have told the old fella it was time for him to retire. Given him the chance to resign before he was pushed maybe
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So for decades the BBC did ****-all and suddenly, they sack Tony Blackburn on a whim and on the flimsiest of evidence, as far as I can see. The Corporation has done itself quite a lot of damage today, I think.

Yes
and fecking BBC
saying "Let Go"


He was Sacked you feckers
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looks like a sacrificial lamb prior to the report being published, this stinks to high heaven. Shameful. I hope he sues.
So do i , the BBC's behaviour is so non consistent its laughable, talk about sell people down the Swanney to protect the 'big boys' its no wonder so many people are not paying the licence fee these days !
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Wow I don't know what to think, it will be hard for him to exonerate himself given the girl committed suicide. On a side note why are all these ageing broadcasters allowed to continue working, they have had their time, they need to move over and give others an opportunity. Is that a bit ageist of me


...well yes obviously....but the rest of it aside with Tony and if he were just fired because of his age alone..?...would it be more 'unfair/legend' etc...and less, oh that old whatever female, of course we want a bright young thing that we so often see......hmmmmm....
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...well yes obviously....but the rest of it aside with Tony and if he were just fired because of his age alone..?...would it be more 'unfair/legend' etc...and less, oh that old whatever female, of course we want a bright young thing that we so often see......hmmmmm....
In reality I gave no issue with older people working but with the beeb it does seem to be jobs for the boys which irritates me, the other issue is the amount they are paid.

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