Jimmy Savile – The Face of the BBC
But the truth will out as they say. Now the BBC are beset by crises and scandals and they are doing their level best not to report them on air. The sheer number of paedophiles at the corporation and the extremely high pay-offs the managers are getting has lead to a crisis of trust, so much so that the BBC brand has become toxic and MPs are beginning to talk about withdrawing the licence fee.
The chairman of the Conservative Party Grant Shapps has told the Telegraph that unless the BBC undertake dramatic changes regarding the sex scandals and what is concerning the Tories the most, bias (don’t Catholics know all about BBC bias), the government will consider whether the BBC can keep the licence fee. “Mr Shapps said the Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall scandals, as well as disclosures about pay-offs to executives, had raised questions over the corporation as a whole” (Telegraph 26 Oct 2013). He warned that the £3.6 billion the BBC gets from the licence fee could be withdrawn.