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Pizzagate: Debunking the Debunkers With Undeniable Evidence

Dear friends,

Pizzagate: Debunking the Debunkers

Major media reports on Pizzagate would have us believe that anyone who gives credence to this story is off their rocker. The term “fake news” rose to prominence shortly after this story broke in early November of 2016, and was quickly applied to debunk any report seriously investigating Pizzagate.

Only one major media news report (from the CBS Atlanta affiliate) has presented solid evidence of this disturbing story of powerful people possibly involved in pedophilia. Yet two days after it was aired, that revealing news video was strangely removed from the CBS website and replaced by a report on fake news about Donald Trump. This disappearance of a key news story and the undeniable evidence below suggests Pizzagate is a huge story that someone doesn’t want you to know about.

Note that the pedophilia issue has nothing to do with political affiliation. Though Pizzagate involves mostly high level Democrats, many Republicans have been convicted of child abuse. The most prominent case – which got very little press – was the conviction of Republican Dennis Hastert, who served as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, one of the most powerful political positions in the Unites States. Hastert was sent to prison by a judge who called him a “serial child molester.” He also happens to be friends with Tony Podesta, one of the key players in Pizzagate.

Pizzagate originated from the Wikileaks release of thousands of emails from John Podesta in October and November of 2016. Podesta served both as chief of staff for Bill Clinton in the White House and campaign manager for Hillary Clinton. The Pizzagate story got its name from a number of strange usages of the word pizza in the released emails. Yet the most powerful evidence of something serious involving Pizzagate can be found in the archived Instagram account of James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong Pizza in Washington, DC.

 

James Alefantis

Pizzagate: Podesta, Alefantis

Alefantis with Tony Podesta in Podesta’s home

Alefantis is connected with John Podesta, as evidenced by this email exchange released by Wikileaks in which Podesta agrees to have dinner with him. Alefantis is also friends with John Podesta’s lobbyist brother Tony, who was named by GQ magazine as one of the 50 most powerful people in Washington, DC. John Podesta did not make that list, by the way, yet strangely, James Alefantis was included in this list of the 50 most powerful people in Washington.

All but a handful of the 50 people listed on GQ’s list are deeply involved in politics or the media, and many are household names. So how did James Alefantis, known only as an owner of two DC restaurants and an art aficionado make this list of most powerful people? Watch this video interview or read this 2015 Metro Weekly article on Alefantis and you have to wonder how he earned that distinction.

To explore this question, take a look at the archived Instagram account of Alefantis, who goes by the username “jimmycomet.” Shortly after the Pizzagate story exploded on the Internet, he made his account private, but a copy of the account made from the archives is available at the link below. But warning, be prepared for some very disturbing images, some of which are very sexually suggestive.

http://www.WantToKnow.info/sexabuse/james-alefantis-instagram

For those who choose not to explore the above link, here are three non-explicit images from the account to give an idea of this unusual material. The side comments are quite revealing.

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Please note that the photo of Obama playing ping pong with a child is not meant to implicate Obama in this, though it does appear from the comments that Alefantis managed to get invited to a White House Christmas party.

These three images alone are enough to raise alarm bells. And if you look at all the images in Alefantis’ account at the link above, over half of them either are sexually suggestive, involve children, involve S&M, or some combination of the above. Several of them explicitly link sex to pizza, which is where the term Pizzagate comes from. One image is a poster promoting the film Lolita with an image of a vagina. For those who don’t know, Lolita was all about a man carrying on a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old girl.

Notice in the last image above Alefantis gives the definition of a chicken lover as “an adult male homosexual sexually attracted to underage males.” He is openly gay. David Brock, the gay founder of the popular website Media Matters, paid $850,000 in hush money when he started dating Alefantis (as reported in this Fox News article) to keep his previous lover quiet. What was Brock trying to hush? From his Instagram account, it is clear Alefantis has an obsession with sex and with children. Many of the images and comments are highly suggestive of sex with children.

Based on all of this, here is a theory certainly worth exploring: Could the reason Alefantis is listed among the 50 most powerful people in the capital city of the United States be that he is running a child sex ring which serves the powerful elite. And are some of the strange references to pizza both in the comments of Alefantis in his Instagram account and in a number of the leaked Podesta emails actually a code word for child sex? Another important question is why is the media debunking this, and why was the one CBS report that did come out removed and replaced in very short order?

The Podesta Brothers

Now take a look at Alefantis’ powerful friend Tony Podesta and his interest in sexual art. Here are key quotes from a Sept. 23, 2004 Washington Post article on Tony’s strange art tastes:

Podesta is counted among the nation’s most important contemporary art collectors. Inside the elite Chelsea galleries, he and his wife, Heather, are gossiped about. All the art stars know their names. In Washington, the couple is recognized, too. Podesta, 60, has ridden a long career on Capitol Hill to his current perch as a top-tier lobbyist. He spearheaded President Clinton’s successful 1996 Pennsylvania campaign.

Tony favors art with in-your-face nudity and social critique. A piece in [his] Woodley Park living room [is a] nearly eight-foot-tall color photo. [It’s] an update of a late-15th-century painting of the dead Jesus [which] replicates the original … in vivid color and minute detail [minus] the shroud, displaying his subject in all his nakedness. “You’ve got to be pretty secure to have an eight-foot-tall naked man in your living room in Washington, D.C.,” Heather says. Tony’s younger brother John (yes, that John, Bill Clinton’s former chief of staff) admires his choices.

Folks attending a house tour … earlier this year got an eyeful when they walked into a bedroom at the Podesta residence hung with multiple color pictures by Katy Grannan, a photographer known for documentary-style pictures of naked teenagers in their parents’ suburban homes. “They were horrified,” Heather recalls, a grin spreading across her face.

Another example of Podesta’s most unusual taste in art is mentioned in this wikileaks email from artist Marina Abramovic to Tony Podesta, where she says:

Dear Tony,

I am so looking forward to the Spirit Cooking dinner at my place. Do you think you will be able to let me know if your brother is joining?

All my love, Marina

Pizzagate: Marina Abramovic

Abramovic on cover of Dust magazine

What is Spirit Cooking, you might ask? Abramovic shot a video of this most strange form of art, which you can watch on this webpage. However, viewer beware! The video is quite disturbing even though it only uses fake blood.

In one part of the video, Abramovic paints these words on the wall: “With a sharp knife, cut deeply into the middle finger of your left hand. Eat the pain.” In another part, she pours fake blood over child-sized statues. If you don’t have the stomach for the video, you can get an idea by doing a search of Google images using “Marina abramovic spirit cooking” or simply click here. Why were the Podesta brothers invited to join her in this Spirit Cooking? Is it just art?

Another example of the bizarre art work of Abramovic is also optional here because it is quite graphic and involves nudity. To see a photo of Lady Gaga (on left) standing beside Marina Abramovic as they admire a full-sized, blood-covered corpse Abramovic created as art for the “Devil’s Heaven” gala benefit, click here.

Is this evidence from Pizzagate proof the Podesta brothers and Comet Ping Pong Pizza owner James Alefantis are involved in child sexual abuse or a high-level child sex trafficking ring? No. But there is enough solid, disturbing evidence here to demonstrate without doubt that these people at the least have a strange and disturbing obsession with sexually explicit art and images sexualizing children. The fact that Alefantis is listed among the 50 most powerful people in Washington would also suggest he is doing something major to draw the attention of Washington’s elite.

Once again, the question arises, why has the media has come down so hard debunking any reports of this? Certainly the evidence is disturbing, but don’t blood and guts often lead in the news?

Other Major Cases of Pedophilia

Pizzagate is but one of many cases where events with reliable, verifiable evidence of child prostitution rings at high levels have been reported and then repressed and debunked. For undeniable evidence of powerful child prostitution rings leading to the highest levels of of the U.S. government, watch the suppressed Discovery Channel documentary “Conspiracy of Silence.” An excellent segment by Australia’s “60-Minutes” team “Spies, Lords and Predators” also covers a pedophile ring in the U.K. which reaches to the highest levels of government.

Then there are the many major media reports, such as a New York Times article on child sex abuse in Hollywood, this CNN report covering massive Pentagon child pornography accusations, a Reuters article titled “Britain shocked by growing soccer child abuse scandal,” a Forbes article titled “Government Workers With Ties to Child Porn,” a BBC report on the huge scandal around popular U.K. TV personality Jimmy Savile who abused over 450 victims, and much more available here.

If you want to know more and choose to research Pizzagate on the Internet, you’ll find a huge amount of material and lots more evidence suggesting the possibility of major child pedophile rings reaching the highest levels. You’ll also find lots of major media debunking of solid evidence. Yet you’ll also find a lot of people jumping to conclusions based on questionable evidence. It’s important to be discerning and check the sources of all information for reliability and verifiability.

As you consider these disturbing matters, let’s not forget the power of sexuality to compromise almost anyone. Where have each of us in our lives been inappropriate or treated ourselves or others badly in sexual ways? As we do our best to expose and stop sexual abuse out in the world, let us also do our best to reach ever higher levels of integrity in our own sexuality. See the box below for suggestions on what you can do to further educate yourself and make a difference.

With best wishes for a transformed world,
Fred Burks for PEERS and WantToKnow.info
Former White House interpreter and whistleblower

Important Note: If you are open to exploring just how deep this rabbit hole goes, I highly recommend reading this well researched, excellent essay on cults and child abuse.

What you can do:

  • See a excellent summary of Pizzagate and the most recent research. See also other balanced explorations on this webpage and this one.
  • Explore an excellent online essay which ties together child sex abuse and secret mind control programs used to manipulate global politics.
  • Investigate highly revealing excerpts of major media articles revealing sex abuse at the highest levels.
  • Contact your media and political representatives to inform them of this vital information on Pizzagate and over-the-top media debunking. Urge them to study and bring publicity to this important topic. Invite them to read this article and explore the links included.
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James Oglethorpe & Founding the Colony of Georgia -The Progression of Religious Liberty

Early in his career, Eugene of Savoy, under the command of Polish King Jan Sobieski, helped defeat 200,000 Muslim Turks on September 11, 1683, thus saving the city of Vienna, Austria.

Austrian Prince Eugene of Savoy

went on to become one of Europe’s most famous commanders.

Savoy helped drive the Turks from Budapest in 1686.

In 1687, he gallantly commanded a cavalry brigade defeating the Turks at the Second Battle of Mohács in Hungary.


This victory was so significant that the Ottoman army mutinied, Grand Vizier Sarı Süleyman Pasha was executed, and Sultan Mehmed IV was deposed.

Prince Eugene of Savoy was most renown for his victory over 100.000 Muslim Ottoman Turks at the Battle of Zenta, Serbia, September 11, 1697.

Then Turks invaded Russia.

The new Turkish Grand Vizier, Baltacı Mehmet, defeated Peter the Great’s Russian Army in the Russo-Turkish War (1710-1711).

Turks then invaded Greece and Venetian territories, led by Turkish Grand Vizier Damat Ali in the Turkish-Venetian War (1714-1718).


Once again, to Europe’s rescue came Austrian Prince Eugene of Savoy in the Austro-Turkish War 1716-1718.

In 1716, Savoy defeated the Turks at Petrovaradin, captured the Banat (areas of Romania, Serbia and Hungary) and the capital city of Timisoara.

In 1717, Savoy recaptured Belgrade, Serbia, whose Christian population had been brutally crushed and enslaved by numerous Muslim campaigns dating back to 1521.

Savoy’s successful halt of the Ottoman invasion into Europe resulted in Turks suing for peace in 1718 with the Treaty of Passarowitz, as the Islamic practice was, when you are strong fight without mercy, but when you are weak make treaties till you can become strong.


One of the soldiers fighting at the Battle of Belgrade was 17-year-old Englishman James Oglethorpe, who served as Prince Savoy’s aide-de-camp.

After fighting with distinction in the Austro-Turkish War, Oglethorpe, at the age of 21, returned to England. He unintentionally killed a man in a brawl and spent five months in prison.

Upon release, James followed in the footsteps of his father, Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe, and became a member of Parliament, where he served for 32 years, 1722-1754.


In Parliament, he became known for opposing slavery.

In 1728, one of James Oglethorpe’s friends, Robert Castell, was unable to pay his debts and was thrown into London’s notorious Fleet Debtor’s Prison.


At the time, in English prisons, prisoners had to pay the guards to get food and a decent room. As Castell was unable to pay, he was put in a cell with someone dying of smallpox.

Castell caught the disease and died too.

Shocked at the news, James Oglethorpe began a national campaign for prison reform, heading a parliamentary committee to investigate them.

Steps were made to end the extortion and abuse of prisoners, and improve sanitary conditions.


James Oglethorpe conceived of an idea for a colony in America where poor debtors and religious refugees could get a second chance.

He named the colony “Georgia” after Britain’s King George II.

Georgia’s Colonial Charter, 1732, stated regarding religious freedom:

“There shall be a liberty of conscience allowed in the worship of God

and that all such persons, except papists, shall have a free exercise of their religion.”

Sailing on the ship Ann, the 115 settlers landed on JANUARY 13, 1733.

A year later, Protestant refugees from Salzburg, Austria, called “Salzburgers,” settled the town of Ebenezer, Georgia.

In 1735, Moravian immigrants from Bohemia arrived through Fort Argyle.

 

Scottish Presbyterians arrived from New Inverness in 1736.

Huguenot Protestant refugees had arrived from France.

James Oglethorpe’s secretary was Charles Wesley, who later became a hymn writer, composing among others, the carol “Hark, the Herald Angel Sings.”

Charles Wesley’s brother, John Wesley, served in 1735 as the Georgia’s Anglican minister. He later began the Methodist movement.

The Wesleys’ friend, Rev. George Whitefield, preached to enthusiastic crowds in Georgia in 1738, and later started an orphanage there.

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On July 11, 1733, 34 Portuguese Sephardic Jews and 8 German Ashkenazic Jews, arrived in Savannah, Georgia. This was the largest group of Jews to land in North America prior to the Revolutionary War.

They began the Holy Congregation Hope of Israel-“Kahal Kodesh Mickve Israel,” the third oldest Jewish congregation in the United States.

In 1742, during the War of Jenkin’s Ear, some 3,000 Spanish soldiers landed on Georgia’s St. Simon’s Island.

Oglethorpe repelled them in the Battle of Bloody Marsh, July 7, 1742.

The next year, Oglethorpe returned to England where he served in the military.

In 1758, Georgia’s Royal Governor Henry Ellis issued an Act regarding religion:

“Establishing Religious Worship therein, according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England; and also for empowering the Church Wardens and Vestrymen of the respective Parishes … for the repair of churches, the relief of the poor, and other Parochial service.”

This Act established the Anglican Church as the Colony of Georgia’s official denomination, with a £25 per annum salary for every Anglican clergyman.

Catholics were specifically excluded from the colony.

Beginning in 1755, Britain expelled all French Catholics from Acadia, Canada.

Some 400 French Catholics arrived in Savannah, Georgia.

They were only allowed to stay the winter before being ordered to leave.

Some expelled Acadians traveled to South Carolina, others to St. Dominique Island, and still others to the French Catholic Louisiana Territory, where the pronunciation of “Acadian” evolved to “Cajun.”

Other Protestants arrived in Georgia.
In 1772, Daniel Marshall established the first Baptist Church in Georgia.

Georgia had many Revolutionary War heroes, such as Nancy Hart.

While her husband was away, six British soldiers converged on their frontier home.

Soldiers shot her prize gobbler and ordered her to cook it.

After feeding and serving them lots of wine Nancy grabbed one of their guns, promising to shoot the first one that moved.

After shooting two, her husband showed up and they hung the rest.

Georgia is also known for Polish General Casmir Pulaski, who died fighting the British at Savannah.


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of Georgia became the Continental Army’s highest ranking Jewish officer.

In 1777, Georgia passed its first State Constitution, stating:

“We the people of Georgia, relying upon the protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution.”

Georgia’s Constitution, 1777, Article 6 stated:

“Representatives shall be chosen out of the residents in each county … and they shall be of the Protestant religion.”

In 1785, John Adams was sent as the first U.S. Ambassador to Britain. While there, he visited with James Oglethorpe just months before his death.


In 1788, Georgia was the 4th State to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

In 1789, Georgia’s population was over 82,000 and the State adopted a second Constitution which removed the Protestant requirement, simply stating:

“All persons shall have the free exercise of religion.”

A third Georgia Constitution was adopted in 1798, establishing religious toleration.


In the first 34 years of Georgia’s statehood, conflicts arose between settlers and Indians, especially when gold was discovered on Cherokee land in 1829, causing the Georgia Gold Rush.

An Indian Removal Act was hurriedly rushed through a Democrat controlled Congress in 1830.

This resulted in the tragic “Trail of Tears” where over 4,000 Indian men, women, and children died in the bitter winter of 1838 as the Federal Government forcibly marched them from Georgia and southeastern United States to the Oklahoma Territory.

Georgia’s religious history included the Jewsish Mickve Israel Congregation, which in 1786 had an attendance of 73.

In 1790, Georgia’s Governor granted the Jewish congregation a State Charter.

President Washington wrote to them:

“May the same wonder-working Deity, who long since delivered the Hebrews from their Egyptian oppressors, planted them in the promised land,

whose Providential Agency has lately been conspicuous in establishing these United States as an independent nation,

still continue to water them with the dews of Heaven, and make the inhabitants of every denomination partake in the temporal and spiritual blessings of that people, whose God is Jehovah.”

The first Catholic residents moved into Georgia from Maryland around 1793.

They had no priest until the French Revolution sparked a slave revolt on the Island of St. Dominique/Haiti causing a few priests to flee to Georgia.

In 1810, the State Legislature incorporated the Catholic Church of Augusta.

In 1820, Irish Bishop John England was appointed over the State’s one hundred Catholics in Savannah, plus a few more in Augusta.

Bishop John England founded America’s first Catholic newspaper, The United States Catholic Miscellany.

Bishop John England delivered the first Catholic Sermon in the U.S. Capital at the Sunday morning Church service held in the House of Representatives, January 8, 1826.

The overflow audience included President John Quincy Adams, who had previously stated, July 4, 1821, that Catholicism and Republicanism were incompatible.

Bishop John England reassured the predominately Protestant audience:

“We do not believe that God gave to the Church any power to interfere with our civil rights, or our civil concerns … I would not allow to the Pope, or to any bishop of our Church … the smallest interference with the humblest vote at our most insignificant balloting box.”

By 1839, Bishop John England listed 11 priests in Georgia.

The population of Georgia in 1830 was 516,823.

In 1836, Methodists founded Emory College at Oxford and Wesleyan Female College at Macon — the first institution of learning founded specifically for women in America.

Georgia supported the State’s Right doctrine before the outbreak of the War Between the States, and when Lincoln was elected, politicians moved for secession from the Union.

Georgia was devastated as the Civil War progressed, especially in the fall of Atlanta and General Sherman’s march to the sea.

In 1865, Atlanta University was founded by the Protestant American Missionary Association to help freed slaves, as was Clark University, founded in 1869 by the Methodist Episcopal Church.

The population of Georgia in 1870 was 1,184,109.

In 1877, Georgia’s Constitution stated:

“Relying upon the protection and guidance of Almighty God …

All men have the natural and inalienable right to worship God, each according to the dictates of his own conscience.”

In 1877, Baptists founded Shorter College at Rome, and in 1881, Methodists founded Morris Brown College.

In 1895, history was made at the International Exposition in Atlanta when the Black President of the Tuskegee Institute, Booker T. Washington, was invited to give a keynote address.

In 1900, the population of Georgia was 2,216,331.

As of 1910, the State of Georgia gave full liberty of conscience in matters of religious opinion and worship, but did not legalize willful or profane scoffing. It was unlawful to conduct any secular business on Sunday.

Georgia’s oath of office was administered with one hand upon the Bible and the other uplifted, with the affirmation:

“You do solemnly swear in the presence of the ever living God” or “You do sincerely and truly affirm, etc.”

Legislative sessions opened with prayer.

The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted by The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, 2007, published in the USA Today, listed Georgia as:

83 percent Christian, consisting of:

-Evangelical Protestant – 38 percent
-Mainline Protestant – 16 percent
-Black Protestant – 16 percent
-Catholic – 12 percent
-Orthodox – <0.5 percent
-Other Christian – <0.5 percent

1 percent – Jewish
<0.5 percent – Mormon
<0.5 percent – Jehovah’s Witnesses
<0.5 percent – Muslim
<0.5 percent – Buddhist
<0.5 percent – Hindu
<0.5 percent – Other World Religions
<0.5 percent – Other Faiths
<0.5 percent – Did not answer
12 percent – Unaffiliated

When James Oglethorpe and the first settlers touched Georgia’s shore, JANUARY 13, 1733, they knelt while Rev. Herbert Henry offered prayer. They declared:

“Our end in leaving our native country is not to gain riches and honor, but singly this: to live wholly to the glory of God.”

Their object was: “To make Georgia a religious colony.”

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Jimmy Savile and 7/7 coverups connected?

Jimmy Savile: ‘It couldn’t happen again.’ Yes it could and it’s probably happening right now

Tony GoslingBeginning his working life in the aviation industry and trained by the BBC, Tony Gosling is a British land rights activist, historian & investigative radio journalist. Over the last 20 years he has been exposing the secret power of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and élite Bilderberg Conferences where the dark forces of corporations, media, banks and royalty conspire to accumulate wealth and power through extortion and war. Tony has spent much of his life too advocating solutions which heal the wealth divide, such as free housing for all and a press which reflects the concerns of ordinary people rather than attempting to lead opinion, sensationalise or dumb-down. Tony tweets at @TonyGosling. Tune in to his Friday politics show at BCfm.
Jimmy Savile: ‘It couldn't happen again.’ Yes it could and it's probably happening right now

 

We heard this week yet more horrors about the BBC presenter, ‘volunteer hospital porter’ and prolific child abuser Jimmy Savile having molested living patients at 28 separate hospitals, as well as testimony that he gained access to at least one mortuary to sexually abuse corpses. But despite Savile having up to a thousand victims, it was only due to the immense courage and persistence of a handful of selfless journalists that the devastating story of Britain’s most prolific ever pedophile and child abuser saw the light of day.

Since the scandal broke in October 2012, the London media have criticized police, royalty, government officials, health service managers and BBC staff for covering up Savile’s crimes, but few if any of these media commentators has admitted to their own vital role in hushing up Britain’s ‘worst kept secret’ for decades. After the shameful sacking last month of Richard Ingrams, who broke the Savile story in his magazine ‘The Oldie’, is there anyone left to break such a scandal again?

Friends in the highest of high places

Many have been shocked at Savile’s ability to keep his child sexual abuse secret for nearly fifty years, while mingling with royalty and others at the top of British society. Those he abused were told they better never breathe a word about it because he had ‘friends in high places,’ which he did.

Those who endorsed Britain’s most prolific ever child sex abuser were not just the obvious and unpunished BBC bosses, but included Prince Charles and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. In his regular contact with these figures, Savile must have been vetted by Britain’s counter-intelligence service, MI5. Why the Security Service also endorsed a serial child abuser, giving him the highest security clearance in the land, has never been adequately explained.

One of the Savile victims’ lawyers, Liz Dux, in response to today’s appalling hospital reports put it like this: “Saying that this [sexual abuse] was something that happened in the 1960s and couldn’t happen today is simply not good enough…. Nobody is being held to account.” Since nobody has been punished why shouldn’t it happen again? Why shouldn’t it be happening now, still?

It may comfort us to hear “it couldn’t happen today”, but where is the evidence for that? Are Britain’s press and parliament freer than they were thirty years ago? No, the circumstances surrounding the emergence of the Savile story suggest that such a scandal may never be exposed again because immense establishment pressure can be leveraged to keep a lid on a story, and indeed many of those who eventually told us about the Savile scandal have now lost their jobs.

A journalist holds a copy of the Pollard Report into the BBC's handling of the child-sex abuse claims against late presenter Jimmy Savile upon the reports publication at BBC Broadcasting House in London on December 19, 2012 (AFP Photo)

London’s media ‘professionals’ spike the story of the decade

Social Affairs Correspondent Liz Mackean, from the BBC’s nightly flagship Newsnight, was the only senior journalist in the country with the courage to bite the bullet on the ‘worst kept secret in journalism.’ She put her career on the line and pushed her editor to broadcast the Savile accusations. Despite Liz, a former BBC Radio colleague of mine, having obtained heart-wrenching interviews with Savile’s victims in December 2011, Newsnight editor Peter Rippon refused to even watch, let alone transmit them. He waved a fraudulent Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) report around, which exonerated Savile and told Liz to forget about it.

This was not just bad professional judgment but made Rippon complicit in Jimmy Savile’s pedophilia in an even more serious way than individual health service staff and managers who shredded complaints about Savile when he was alive. These victims had risked a great deal to go on camera and on the record, but BBC top brass decided to compound Savile’s abuse by pulling the rug out from under them. Despite being moved sideways by the corporation after the scandal broke, Rippon was actually endorsed by the corporation and given another senior BBC editorial job.

Not prepared to roll over and have the story of the decade spiked by an editor who had become another one of Savile’s ‘friends in high places,’ Liz spoke to freelance journalist Miles Goslett who wrote up her Newsnight horror story and offered it, one by one, to all Britain’s national newspapers. Goslett dutifully spoke to editor after editor, but not a single one would publish it. So he turned to the alternative press and although Private Eye didn’t print the story, eventually, in March 2012 Miles got to tell his tale in former Private Eye founder Richard Ingrams’ magazine ‘The Oldie’.

Despite eventually being so spectacularly exonerated, Liz Mackean could not carry on at Newsnight, and, since her Savile tribulations of December 2011, all the show’s top staff, one by one, have abandoned ship. First, when technicians refused to stop deleting his interviews, political correspondent Michael Crick, then economics editor Paul Mason, and most recently, last week, the show’s anchorman for the last 25 years, Jeremy Paxman, presented his final show.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) report bullying is rife in the BBC and senior management simply do not have the will to check it. Jeremy Paxman’s parting riposte this week was that the dumbed-down current affairs show is ‘made by thirteen year-olds.’

A police support officer walks past a sign outside New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, in central London on January 11, 2013, following the report by the Metropolitan Police and NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) detailing 50 years of allegations of sexual abuse by former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile (AFP Photo / Carl Court)

Private Eye – Britain’s ‘controlled opposition’ scandal sheet?

Though many were surprised the Savile story appeared in The Oldie and not the much higher circulation Private Eye, I was not. After having reported on IRA terrorism in the early 1990s for the BBC, in March 2007 I found myself investigating the London bombings. When I came up with evidence that a privatized security contract on the London Underground may have been linked to the 7/7 attacks, which killed 52 people, it was to Private Eye that I turned.

Israeli company Verint Systems had won the CCTV surveillance contract five months before the bombings. Verint, formerly known as Comverse Infosys, had recently changed their name because their parent company, Comverse, was embroiled in a fraud scandal in the United States. Chief executive of Comverse, Kobi Alexander, ended up being chased half way across the world to a hideout in Namibia before he finally paid off the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fines to the tune of a cool 54 million dollars. What, I asked, was such a foreign firm with a former explosives expert in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), Daniel Bodner as CEO, doing in charge of any part of London Underground security?

London Underground’s CCTV is of particular interest because not a single image has ever been produced of the three alleged 7/7 bombers on, or getting onto, any of the bombed tube trains that day. I also pointed out to Private Eye that then Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who happened to be in London on the day of the bombings, was reported by the Associated Press (AP) in Jerusalem as not leaving his hotel that morning to go to his scheduled Israel investment conference because he had received a warning. There was only one problem with this – the bombings were supposed to be a surprise attack.

Attacks on public transport are the hallmark of what is known in far-right circles as a ‘Strategy of Tension’. Their purpose, as in Italy’s 1980 Bologna Railway station bomb, planted by the state as part of NATO’s Operation Gladio, is to convince press, public and politicians alike of a need for increased government ‘security measures’ in an apparently senseless, random attack on public services.

Instead of printing my report about the London Underground security firm Comverse’s crimes, or legitimate worries about foreign private security firms being a potential vector for terrorism, Private Eye instead held fire for a year, until November 2008, and then printed a smear against me in their anonymous ‘Ratbiter’ column. It had been cut and pasted from Harry’s Place, the anonymous website of Zionist lawyer David Toube, and accused me of being a homophobic, anti-Semitic bigot. Nice!

On the really big international scandals, Private Eye cover up for the establishment. After the death of Princess Diana in Paris, Private Eye cruelly dubbed bereaved father of Diana’s soon to be fiancé, Mohammed Al Fayed, ‘The Phoney Pharaoh’. In the Jimmy Savile story, despite testimony of ritual abuse ‘The Eye’ mocked psychotherapist Valerie Sinason and other professionals who supported the victims. Britain’s scandal sheet has become a ‘limited hangout,’ an establishment tool for controlled dissent.

As his prize for leaving the establishment’s biggest scandals alone and playing along with the pantomime of British democracy, Private Eye’s editor, Ian Hislop, is now a regular panel show guest on network TV and radio, and his views on this, that and everything else are ‘immortalized’ in mainstream TV documentaries.

BBC Trust Chairman Chris Patten takes a question during a press conference at BBC Broadcasting House in London on December 19, 2012 on the release of the Pollard Report into the BBC's handling of the child-sex abuse claims against late presenter Jimmy Savile (AFP Photo)

West Yorkshire police The Cook Report and Savile’s ‘satanic rituals’

Psychotherapist Valerie Sinason had been talking for years, to anyone who would listen, about Savile. She personally interviewed two of his victims in her London based ‘Clinic for Dissociative Studies’ who told her at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire that they had been repeatedly sexually abused in horrific rituals they described as ‘satanic.’

Wearing robes and masks in the hospital basement and to Latin chants of ‘Hail Satanus’, the idea, it seems, was two-fold: for Savile to ‘share’ his victims with other abusers and also to so deeply traumatize the children with supernatural threats of demons and devil masks that, through fear, they would never dare breathe a word to anyone. They were being groomed, as so many children are in government ‘care homes’ for serial abusers, and for pimps, heading down the lonely road to a life of abuse or prostitution.

Sinason has not been the only one to talk of satanic ritual abuse in connection with Savile. Britain’s most popular TV journalist ever, Roger Cook, also exposed what he believed was a satanic ritual abuse ring in Savile’s home town of Leeds, Yorkshire. During the airing of an edition called the ‘The Devil’s Work’ on 17 July, 1989 (under the umbrella of the ten-million-viewers-a-night ‘Cook Report’ series), witnesses told Cook that a certain ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice shop’, run by one Chris Bray, was connected to a ritual abuse ring in the city. Post-transmission threats by Bray to prosecute Central TV proved empty.

Ironically, in 2000, it was Rupert Murdoch’s now infamous News of the World that destroyed The Cook Report by printing three weeks of double page spreads strewn with lies about Cook ‘making up stories.’ By the time Roger Cook had beaten Murdoch back in the courts, a new boss had arrived at ITV and Britain’s most successful and popular ever current affairs series was dead.

Unfortunately, the program, made with the help of courageous ritual abuse victims, literally went up in smoke when it was destroyed in a fire at a warehouse run by ‘secure storage’ firm Iron Mountain, along with the entire archive of Central TV’s Cook Report.

The explanation as to why Savile was never prosecuted in his home town of Leeds is now clear, although it is still denied to this day by West Yorkshire police. Every Friday morning Savile held what he called his ‘breakfast club’ with the ‘great and good’ of the city – social gatherings that included senior police officers. This cozy relationship is why the pleas of Savile’s victims to health officials and police went nowhere for decades. Savile’s friends in West Yorkshire’s ‘high places’ would doubtless prove doubly useful by deflecting unwelcome questions to police from reporters.

This picture taken on October 10, 2012 shows the grave of late TV personality Jimmy Saville in Woodlands Cemetery in Scarborough, north-east England, after the headstone was removed in the wake of a series of sex abuse allegations (AFP Photo)

Like Richard Ingrams everyone with guts in journalism is being squeezed out

With the dismissal of The Oldie editor Richard Ingrams on May 30, 2014, followed by all the magazine’s top staff over the last few weeks, one of the last British news outlets with the will to expose evil deeds in high places also looks to have been killed off.

All we are left with now in Britain is what Indian writer Ravi Zacharias calls ‘postmodern’ news. Outlets that remain are more loyal to the power elite than they are to the public, so while they will merrily print all sorts of minor corruption scandals, the ones that extend to the very top of British society, to evil deeds in royalty, the army council or City of London blue bloods, may never see the light of day again.

This largely Tory elite have a simple, unsportsmanlike principle: if any organization irks you, political or media, simply bankrupt it through the courts, or buy it up and put your cronies in charge, preferably both.

Not asking the difficult questions and not investigating the powerful is by far the easier option, but is it journalism? The fact is, many opinion formers in Britain would rather not know about depravity among those who hold our fate in their hands.

But without publishers and broadcasters with the sort of courage Liz Mackean, Miles Goslett and Richard Ingrams demonstrated in breaking through the Savile cover-up, it is only a matter of time until the soul is ripped out of our society, and we become a nation led by the nose to a tune played by thirteen year olds.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

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