In the article – found lower down this page – you can read how the Daily Mirror reported on Max Cliffords court case in relation to the sex attacks he allegedly carried out over a 19 year period. This report is more or less an exact copy of how the rest of the MSM reported on the case… And it absolutely fucking stinks to be honest.
There is even a short video included in the article… A very carefully edited video mind you, in which you don’t see or hear a man called Bill Maloney confronting Clifford.
Now, I am sure that most of you know who Bill is, but for those who don’t he is an independent film-maker who specialises in child abuse issues. You can find Bill’s filmsHERE
Bill confronts Clifford on his way into court and on his way out again. He specifically, repeatedly asks Clifford, about the 13 year old children that the PR Guru sent to Peter Stringfellows nightclub to be abused and a paedophile ring that Bill insinuates that Clifford knew about.
On the video of this confrontation which can be found by clicking HERE Bill can be heard quite clearly, twice asking Clifford if he and Simon Cowell knew that Jonathan King was operating a paedophile ring. There is however, no mistaking the question to be more of an accusation.
It will be interesting to see what Cowell does now. I strongly suspect nothing.
Clifford’s reaction to Bill’s persistent accusations is – to me at least – extremely telling.
Moreover, for what it’s worth, I 100 percent believe that Bill has got his facts right. Very much in the same
Like millions of others I am gripped by Britain’s Got Talent. But I do wonder how responsible it is to put very young children on a stage like this. In Tuesday’s semi-final, the first three places were taken by children under the age of 14. There’s no denying that they were all very talented, but are they being judged by the same standards as the adult competitors.
I have never seen Simon Cowell rip a child to shreds in the same way that he does with an adult. I’m not saying he should, but maybe it’s time to separate the kids from the adults. Jack Carroll, a 14 year old comedian with cerebral palsey was indeed funny. He writes his own jokes. Gabz is a 14 year old female rap singer who writes her own material and is genuinely talented. But were they actually better than Alice Fredenham a singer with a voice like liquid gold, according to Cowell? No, but they have the ‘ahhhhh’ factor and she doesn’t.
Think back four years when a young girl – she can’t have been more than 10 – collapsed in tears during a live performance and had to be comforted by Amanda Holden. I repeat, this was live on TV. It was certainly a gripping moment, and the audience was transfixed, but it was exploitative in the extreme. It also leads a generation of children to believe that the way to be successful in life is to appear on TV. In some ways I don’t blame ITV or Simon Cowell for this, I blame the parents who allow their children to be exploited in this way. Some of the parents push their children to the limits so they can bask in their reflected glory. I’m not saying this happens in every case, but it is far too prevalent for my liking. Why would a parent put this kind of pressure on a child? I am sure in many cases it’s the child who is pushing to do it, but most responsible parents know that very often, you just have to say ‘no’.