BBC Director General Tony hall. Pic Credit:BBC
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The press launch of Dame Janet Smith’s forensic review into Savile’s predatory activities at the BBC was an impressive affair.
Survivors are naturally disappointed that she failed to land a terminal blow on senior management at the BBC. They did not have the satisfaction of seeing heads roll for Savile getting away with sexually or indecently assaulting 72 people at different BBC venues or in private flats after attending BBC events. But it was not a whitewash.
It was impressive for two reasons. Dame Janet is a formidable performer ( as I found out when I tried to sneak two questions past her) and had a real grasp of the issues of why Savile had been able to get away with his monstrous behaviour for decades.
Tony Hall – who looked visibly moved after reading her horrific findings –…
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