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Sharron Report 10 Nov 2012 15:05

I don't think they named any names.

I know who the other person referred to is but only because I trawled around the internet to find a bit of gossip.

He hasn't made any comment.

This is an odd situation.


DazedConfused Report 10 Nov 2012 15:14

I have just read in the paper, that the guy who accused the MP was shown a photo by the police and they told him his name.

It is such a shame that this is now getting 'out of control'.

That man was obviously abused, but now he cannot id his abuser so unless someone else comes forward, nothing will be done.


Sharron Report 10 Nov 2012 15:23

He acted in good faith,using a name given to him by the police.

Why would they do that?


Bobtanian Report 10 Nov 2012 15:29

just shows how easy it is to blacken an innocent persons name, by
trying to be the first with the news..............once mud is sticks...



Porkie_Pie Report 10 Nov 2012 15:29

Sharron, Newsnight did not name him but the link was made through twitter,
Your OP explains exactly how the link was made to an individual?

(People trawling for info)

people banding names around on social networking sites, very dangerous situation i think that does more harm than good

Trial by social media is now the norm in this country.

Mr Messham said in the 1990s he was shown a photograph by police of his alleged abuser but was incorrectly told it was Lord Mc*****. On Friday, he was shown another photo - and realised it was not the peer



Sharron Report 10 Nov 2012 15:47

I was not looking for information. I was looking for gossip.

Problems arise when people treat gossip as information.

Newsnight really cannot be held responsible for my bad habits.


PollyinBrum Report 10 Nov 2012 18:15

The DG of the BBC should be fired. His interview with John Humphries was full of excuses. Lord Mc should sue the pants off them and Newsnight should be pulled. You simply cannot have a public broadcaster going around just believing what someone said happened 30 odd years ago and broadcasting a story without proper investigation as to its authenticity, when individuals lives could be ruined by the story concerned. It's irresponsibility of the highest order.

Just a thought. If Lord Mc did sue the BBC would our licence fee go up to pay for it?


Robert Report 10 Nov 2012 20:04

There is only one thing missing from this witch hunt is Matthew Hopkins


Sharron Report 10 Nov 2012 20:19

Kramer and Sprenger

Anybody read the Maleus?


maggiewinchester Report 11 Nov 2012 10:25

:-D Sharron - Yes!!!!


Sharron Report 11 Nov 2012 10:42

Did you know it is on-line now?

Part 2, Question 1, Chapter 7.

Read that and you will never look at the vicar in the same way again!


supercrutch Report 11 Nov 2012 11:20

I watched the obnoxious, smug, self serving Mellor and Patten this morning spouting their tripe.

No doubt relieved that the DG fell on his sword. They have to take some responsibility for this mess too.

Newsnight should continue to be broadcast, it's a very good programme when it gets things right. However I do believe that the whole authority needs an overhaul in order to regain it's credibility.


maggiewinchester Report 11 Nov 2012 11:26


I went to my book - long time since I read it.
I've never looked at relgious hierarchy in anything other than a 'different' way. So much power and influence over true believers and, in many cases, so few life experiences. A wonderful recipe for corruption - not just in religion, in Government & business too.

Having said that, the previous Bishop of Winchester and his lovely wife were a laugh, and, in their own way kicked over the traces.