Friday, 9 November 2012

BBC Radio Jersey Interviews Blogers about CoverUps!

BBC's Matthew Price Discusses Jersey's Cover Up's! Again he just wont let the Interviewees finish what they have to say! Its as if "how dare these bloggers think there Journalists,  You didn't go to Uni!"








First Interview with Ex Senator Stuart Syvret & Rico Sorda.







Second Interview Rico with Senator Ian  Le Marquand the Home Affairs Minister.



Part 1 of 2



Part 2 of 2




 Third Interview with BBC Radio Jersey's Boss Jon Gripton. Who is choosing his words well. Then Voice for Children was let on to give his views. 14 minutes in.





Forth Interview with Mick Dunn & Deputy Trevor Pitman.   Part 1




Part 2. with Comments


Fifth Interview  with John Hemming MP.



Then some more Comments.



This must of been very difficult for the BBC.

TheJerseyWay would like to Credit & Thank BBC Radio Jersey for making these recording's possible.

35 comments:

Redsearcher said...

Excellent work, gentlemen! It was like you were being interviewed by SS Colonel Hans Landa, the bad guy featured in Tarantino's 2009 film, Inglorious Basterds.

I don't whether you've noticed yet but if you do a quick check of the time they allotted to the good guys, the bad guys got twice as much air time.

Did Germany ever leave Jersey? Auchtung!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting it up but how far this will go is debatable.

thejerseyway said...

I just must say well done to Rico, you have shorn that you Know more then the Minister.

keep them on there toes.

TJW.

voiceforchildren said...

TJW.

What came across was that the "accredited" media are the amateurs and the "non accredited" Bloggers are the researched professionals.

Shame the JEP never had the courage to go head to head with the Bloggers and Rico was a credible ambassador for the local Bloggers.

Anonymous said...

Jon Gripton As a Journalist hahahhahhaaaaa I dont reveal my sources. hahhahhhhhhhhhhhh his Source was Stuart everyone but Jon acknowledges that.

Twitter regularly confront BBC with the information that Jon has kept info to himself and not his listeners. Its no secret Jon its been widely publicised?

Anonymous said...

There was a great interview in the afternoon on Carrie and Sarah. It was a very good general defense for bloggers without getting into politics.

Anonymous said...

"The law is the law is the law," says Stuart Syvret. It is ironic and profound to hear someone who has been illegally hounded out of office, arrested, raided and imprisoned without warrant finally having a platform to remind people of the bigger legal picture. It doesn't matter how much trouble it is to find an independent judiciary for a small island. Either it is nonconflicted and unbiased or the judiciary is biased and conflicted. It might be extremely hard to address this on a small island, but Jersey can't have it both ways.

Anonymous said...

Well done you guys, excellent work.

Anonymous said...

Woah, I got thru part of these and then the Pitman segment wouldn't play. Now I can't get any to play. Anyone else?

thejerseyway said...

Hi Anon.

Yes there are some problems, this happens because of to much Traffic.
All I can say is sorry & try a little Latter.

I have been into my account & they are not playing so to many people interested !!!!!

TJW.

thejerseyway said...

Hi I've just emailed Divshare, shall wait & see & let you all know whats happened.

TJW.

Anonymous said...

TJW

You don't need to apologize for your blog traffic problems. You should be proud of the popularity and public appreciation of the service you provide here. Too many listeners trying to hear it at the same time is a good thing, isn't it?

Seems to be working perfectly again, now.

Thanks!

Ryan Morrison said...

If you missed it you can listen to the whole show on the BBC iPlayer for a week after broadcast.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00zqbn5

thejerseyway said...

Hi Ryan.

Yes you can listen to this on the BBC iplayer & it is very good. But I do this so people don't have to play the whole thing to find what they want to listen to.

Also After 5 days its gone, but on here is on Forever or for as long as I want it.

Ryan its nice to have someone from the BBC coming on here, I try my best for everybody.

TJW.

Ryan Morrison said...

Thanks TJW - it wasn't a criticism - just offering an alternative for people who were having trouble playing - as a way of lightning the load on your site while interest is high.

Thanks Ryan

thejerseyway said...

Hi Ryan.

Ryan I think you are missing the point aswell in all this, BBC Jersey just do sound bites of stuff & yesterday would of been a tick box exercise, then it would of vanniched & foregotten forever. so that is why I do it, Like the States sittings if you didn't listen at the time it would be gone again.

Just listened to the Interview of your big boss George Entwistle & it was like listening to Jon Gripton "don't know anything was not told about that" but the BBC are in trouble & that includes BBC Jersey for not doing enough to help Children being abused, now your trying to do something but its to late & your getting it wrong.

I can't understand why all the people in the BBC can't see there's a big cover up going on & won't report it!!!

I don't blame you, you just want to work for the BBC like every one in there the Job is Bigger then anything!!!!

TJW.

Anonymous said...

The BBC Jersey......

How bad is that Gripton chap.

thejerseyway said...

I think I shall find John Humphries Interviewing George Entwistle & record & post on here so Matthew Price can listen & learn how to do it!

TJW.

Anonymous said...


After listening to Stuart Syvret's interview and Jon Gripton non answers of a sham interview, it occured that there must be some good people working at BBC Jersey.

It would be far better for open reporting if the heavily biased, and unprofessional Matthew Price and is boss Jon Gripton who both support very bad attitudes towards proper investigative journalism left Jersey. The sooner the better.

Ian Evans said...

Two more CHARMERS in the Channel Islands.

thejerseyway said...

Said this before
"I think I shall find John Humphries Interviewing George Entwistle & record & post on here so Matthew Price can listen & learn how to do it!"

Right got it all 15 minutes of it, not just a sound bite, so when should I Put it up. Tomorrow Evening I think would be good.

TJW.

Anonymous said...




Interviewer.
Welcome to Fridays programme, today we're asking do you believe that Jersey has a culture of secrecy and cover up? An official committee of enquiry is
set to examine, historic child abuse, here in the Island, and we've been hearing about what exactly it'll investigate. For example, the enquiry will look into childrens homes
and fostering services in the Island after the war, and it will consider why children were placed in the care of the authorities. But of course this comes at a time when some
people are voicing deep distrust about our political system and indeed the way its reported by the media. Earlier we heard from political commentators who are writing on
line about what they see as the establishment view of events.

One person you could argue represents the view of the establishment, after all he is an elected minister, is the Home Affairs Minister Senator Ian Le Marquand and he joins
me in the studio between now and 8 o'clock alongside Rico Sorda, a citizen journalist and blogger. I am pleased to welcome both gentlemen to the studio today.

Interviewer.
Senator Le Marquand, do you engage with bloggers, as a minister?

ILM
Um I do sometimes and sometimes I don't. I'm afraid I haven't been engaging with Rico for a long time, um because I have a rule, that if people, write to me, in an aggresive or
threatening way, they generally don't get a responce at all. If they write to me politely, and reasonably they will generally get a responce.

Rico Sorda
Ah I think I have to publish the emails again then, because ah you say thats an easy way out um what I ask is um straight forward questions. You know I'm, all I've ever looked
for is truth, honesty and integrity and thats why I've I work with um focusing on um Senator Le Marquand as Home Affairs Minister is really focused on the suspension of Graham
Power because I am always of the belief, that if you found out, exactly what happened to Graham Power, with his multiple suspensions we've got to remember he was suspended
three times, I think it's a guiness book of records, we, we managed here in Jersey on Graham Power that I thought yeah if you find out the truth what happened to Graham Power
the suspended Chief of Police then you will start unravelling the rest.

Interviewer.
We'll talk about that in, in just a moment. But first Senator, you've joined us this morning because we're asking the question, whether we believe Jersey has a culture of secrecy
and cover up, Do you subscribe to that concept?

ILM
No, I think we've moved on from that, there have been significant failures, in the past, there's no question about that, I mean the handling, if we take as an example of the um Victoria
College case of Jervis Dykes was, in my view absolutely appalling um, and.

Interview
This was a situation of abuse within Victoria College for people who don't have long memories.

ILM
Yes I'm sorry, yes it, yes it was and it wasn't reported to the police or the authorities initially, and he carried on doing what he was doing and I'm afraid that, that is inexcusable. but I
think we've moved on from that.

Rico Sorda
Well we haven't really because um, one of the a people involved in the Jervis Dykes affair, not involved in the abuse, ended up being a Jurat who sat on Graham Powers um
Judicial review, so we haven't moved on that far to be honest.

Interviewer.
When you say involved?




Anonymous said...

2 continued

Rico Sorda
In um, well obviously I dont want to name the person because we're on radio and all that.

Interviewer.
Well you've already identified a small identifiable group of 12 people I'd rather you didn't go along this, I'd rather not go down that path.

Rico Sorda
Ok, Lets just say, there judgement wasn't of the best, to, ah on cases of child abuse, and um ended up being a Jurat and then sitting on Graham Powers judicial review.
You know, those you know, conflicts of interest you know I could go I could talk a long time about Graham Powers judicial review, cause and if I just say quickly that, by looking
at that, I do believe and i dont know if the Senator will agree with me, but I believe the whole Jurat system, now needs seriously looking at.

Interviewer.
Allright, conflicts of interest. I think the common, theme we got from our earlier discussion with the former Senator Syvret and with Rico Sorda is that we don't have a judiciary which is
fit for purpose.

ILM
No I dont agree with that, we've actually got very good jurats at the moment and the jurats are very good, at normally, at detecting whether there is, evidential conflict of
interest. In addition, to that, um there's a piece of legislation that has been lodged recently, which would enable, in cases in which frankly probably all 12 Jurats should not
sit in Jersey us to bring in Guernsey jurats. In relation to judges, um there's already the ability through the appointment of commissioners to bring in judges from outside.

Rico Sorda
But its not, its not the jurats themselves, you know I'm not saying that the jurats, are bad people or anything like that its the actual system, they work under, its the system
not the people, the people have to work under, jurats have to work under a system.

Interviewer.
So part of you, then as a blogger believes in the inherent goodness of people then?

Rico Sorda
I, I trust, thats what, that all that I'm about is the goodness of people you know I follow the evidence you know I've always just followed the evidence and it scares me thats you know
thats why I'm glad to see the Senator sitting alongside me now, because obviously I want to get onto Graham Power and what happened to him.

Interviewer
Its interesting you use the word it scares me, are you scared about living in Jersey?

Rico Sorda.
No, I'm not scared about living in Jersey but, as a person who loves my Island I absolutely love Jersey and you know its a what a beautiful stunning place. But, I want it to have the
proper functioning rule of law I want open and transparent government, you know is that too much to ask?

Interviewer
Well many people might argue we already have that, the proper functioning of law and open and transparent government, minister.

ILM
Yes, and obviously there are matters that government cant share, at any given time because of, of confidentiality commercial confidentiality, or whatever, but certainly the current
council of ministers is seeking to be as open as it can.

Interviewer
We will talk about Graham Power, but I want to talk about this whole investigation into historic abuse, not Jerseys finest hour, the whole idea of historic abuse being perporated
on our soil over a long period of time.

ILM
No absolutely not, I mean its absolutely awful, but, to put it in perspective i'm afraid that it just reflects failures which happened, pretty well every where at that time, a naivety on the part
of the authorities as to the nature of paedophilia and things of that nature.

Rico Sorda
So, yeah I mean, so, we uncover decades, long child of child abuse and the two people the two police officers that broke the veil of secrecy, because lets face it up to 2008 we hadn't
seen anything or heard anything about it.



Anonymous said...

Cont 3

Interviewer
But they were investigating this for a year before it went public.

Rico Sorda
Yeah yeah before it went public and then what happens, the Chief of Police gets suspended and the um basically the senior investigating officer gets denigrated. And why did it
go undetected for so long and then the two people who expose it get suspended and denigrated.

Interviewer.
Did it go undetected for so long or was it a question they took a while to put the, the necessary evidence in place to move forward with the investigation?

Rico Sorda
Well, undetected, the abuse survivors i've spoken to have all told me they went to the authorities, and they were assured that it would be dealt with and nothing happened.

Interviewer
Obviously it pre-dates your role as minister but Senator Le Marquand how do you feel, about the time scale, and then the subsequent departure of Mr Harper when he retired
and then Mr Power after his suspension?

ILM
Well I think that um one of the misunderstandings, in relation to my view of things, is in relation to the role of Mr Harper and Mr Power in starting the investigation. I have never said
anything other than they were absolutely right to do that. We needed to have a major investigation indeed since I've been minister I'm assured that the department had the resources
to complete properly the investigation indeed any further matters that come up. The problem was, that as the Wiltshire report confirmed, there was very very serious managerial
and (?other) failure.

Rico Sorda
See this is the myth. The Wiltshire report the Wiltshire was a disciplinary investigation into the Chief of Police handling of operation rectangle, it was called operation Haven was the
Wiltshire report, now the Home Affairs Minister before Senator Le Marquand was Andrew Lewis he suspended Graham Power under his powers 12 November 2008.
2nd December 2008 he brought a statement to the states and he said, that Graham Power was suspended under a neutral act, and he said that Graham Power would be given
the full recourse to fight the allegations whatever came in the future. Senator Le Marquand failed Graham Power, because as we know it took a year and a half a million and a
half pounds and in the States on May 2010 Senator Le Marquand stood up and said I am dropping all disciplinary charges didn't even have the decency to inform Graham Power of
his actions and it is absolutely scandalous, as a, from a Magistrate he should know what natural justice is?

Interviewer
You're sitting next to the man put the question directly to him whats the question you want him to answer?

Rico Sorda
How did you fail so badly, with the Wiltshire investigation? I've just got to quickly say

ILM
Hey give me a chance to answer that.

Rico Sorda
No, I've got to say, in 2008 the investigation started, they missed two deadlines as you well know, they missed two dealines in April and May of 2009 and so you knew that
Wiltshire was getting bogged down so instead of like pushing them on you actually suspended Graham Power again and got Wiltshire to investigate.

Interviewer
What question Rico would you like to ask of the minister?






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Anonymous said...

Rico Sorda
Why, why did you fail Graham Power so badly.

ILM
I didn't fail Graham Power the fact is, that the work done by Wiltshire took much longer than expected they then delayed, handling over all the documents that I needed in support of
it because they were concerned as to whether we had a proper disciplinary process, by the time they'd handled all that over Mr Power had also brought forward the date for his
retirement and it was obvious to me that there wasn't going to be sufficient time to deal with what was a very, very complex issue.

Rico Sorda
A year and a half senator, a year and a half Graham Power it was ah the end of 2009, Graham Power announced his retirment he had to give 6 months notice a year and a half
suspended and you cant bring any disciplinaries. You as a corporate parent as home affairs are responsible.

ILM
Can i just answer that, frankly at the end he was evading me, because he didn't want to come over to Jersey for me to make decisions, in relation to which were appropriate
disciplinary matters.

Rico Sorda
When did you receive the files for Wiltshire? In November of 2008?

ILM
No, no, no I didn't.

Rico sorda
October, late October?

ILM
I received the interim, the interim report which became the final report in relation to Haven 1, in October, it was then I think in November but i didnt get the documents until February
for the reason I've said.

Interviewer
Mr Sorda what are you trying to ask, ask of the minister because we're going into our news show.(three talking over each other here.)

ILM
I'm not sure where we're going with this?

Rico Sorda
No,no Its about excuse me, its about natural justice Mathew, Senator Le Marquand the home affairs Minister corporate parent they suspended Graham Power they had a duty of care to
the former chief of police, now they failed because they didn't bring any disciplinary actions. Now it should of ended there. But what would the home affairs minister do?

ILM
Lets be, lets be straight forward about this. Lets be straight forward about this, I had a duty to the public of Jersey, to tell the

Rico Sorda
(No, you didn't have the truth?

Interviewer
Mr Sorda just wait a moment

ILM
Mr Sorda is now saying i dont have a duty to the public of Jersey to tell the truth. I had a duty to the public of Jersey to tell the truth as best as I could based upon the Wiltshire report
which had gone into huge detail the huge double standards here on the part of Mr Sorda and others. Huge double standards, when people say what they want to hear they say
wonderful when people say what they dont want to hear they cry foul. simple as that.

Rico Sorda
Absolutely ridiculous sir, I mean, Surely you have a responsability how as a former magistrate you think that, your home affairs can suspend someone, then drop all disciplinary
action and then, and then prove them guilty via the media, I mean surely, that, I mean it just doesn't stack up i mean.

Interviewer
Well lets, lets bring in Lenny Harper. Lenny Harper is listening in this morning and he has offered us a comment he said as a former police officer who led the 2008 investigation
into historic abuse, perhaps you could put to the home affairs minister, Why, if he believes there is no culture of secrecy, this follows on from the point your making Mr Sorda that he
has failed to provide an acknowledgement never mind an answer to the question below about, what he told the Jersey public was contained in a report from the Metropolitan police.
He may recall he claimed it contained damning and critical comments about Mr. Harper the Met totally deny this.

ILM
The, the position in relation to the Met Interim report is this. That report was produced as part of a normal operational situation, in relation to advise, as the state of the case. It
contained in it, issues which raised concerns about the manner in which the case had been conducted, thus far. Mr Warcup, who himself had, huge concerns in relation to this waited.

Anonymous said...

Interviewer
He was the acting Chief officer in Mr Powers absence, yeah

ILM
He waited till he received that, and then once he saw that, believed that it confirmed, his view. He then wrote a letter, in which he expressed his own view but also quoted from
that report . But the point is this, it was not a disciplinary report, it was actually a management report in relation to the management of the case. It did express, major concerns in
relation to the way it had been handled. The fundamental problem, here, was that the mishandling of the case had led to a situation, that there was a very real danger, that the very real
prosecutions that Mr Harper wanted to see brought, would be frustrated. There was a court case, in which the defendents, a number of defendants, actually sought to create
a situation in which the case couldn't go ahead, at all,.because of abuse of process. Now that was the primary concern of Mr Warcup in relation to the issues and that is why he and
Mr Gradwell held a press conference, to make plain and correct the situations and that is referred to, in that particular judgement of the Royal court.

Interviewer
So lets, go back to what Mr Harper was saying. Were those words contained in the report or not?

ILM
Which words, sorry?

Interviewer
The words that he mentioned here. He said that ah the report that you said contained damning and critical comments about Mr. Harper.

ILM
They, well I dont recall actually using those words, Mr Harpers saying I've used those words whether I did or not, I dont know. But but what I am saying is, that they did contain
significant concerns in relation to the way in which the case had been conducted. When we get to the Wiltshire report at the end of the day, those concerns raised by Mr Warcup
are fully justified.

Interviewer
According to the Wiltshire report.

ILM
Fully justified.

Interviewer
Well your listening to BBC radio Jersey with me is Senator Ian Le Marquand and also Rico Sorda citizen journalist and blogger. Mr Sorda you asked me and Senator Le
Marquand here on BBC radio Jersey, we've heard him speak, whats your view now, given that he has answered your question directly, it may not be the answer you want to?

Rico Sorda
I mean the only way I can describe it is, its just mumbo jumbo because it doesn't stack up with the evidence even if we talk about the Met interim report they are used for reviews they
are never used in suspensions because police outside bodies bring them in to further investigations and its further learning. Now David Warcup a very senior police officer must
of known this, so when it was used in the suspension why didn't he come out and say look, guys you cant use this and also I was in court when Judge Pritchers was making those state-
ments Mr Le Marquand refers to, I was in court for that. And um it is a play on words, its very you have to listen to, its all maybe, could have, maybe, it might have,

Interviewer
Isn't that the inevitability of any judgement?

Rico
yeah, you know yeah would of it stopped prosecutions? maybe, it could have,

Interviewer
We're in the realms of, all of us we dont know what might have happened.

Rico
Yeah so we missed the real big picture and when you know, Senator Le Marquand talks about conclusions of Wiltshire and thats what they are, conclusions because they were
never challenged, and yet he's, he's saying its almost like its the truth

Interviewer
Would you routinely, would you routinely challenge a report that has been carried out by such a you know a?

Rico Sorda
A disciplinary investigation

ILM
Yes, It is a disciplinary investigation um but because it was impossible with the timescale to complete the full disciplinary hearing, this was the best and most accurate information
I had to put before the people of Jersey. Frankly

Rico Sorda
It wasn't for that reason.





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Anonymous said...

ILM
I want to know why Mr Sorda does not accept the accuracy of that report?

Rico Sorda
Because it was never challenged, it was an investigation into

Interview
What do you need to challenge a report like that?

Rico Sorda
It was Graham, Oh God its like, Graham Power was suspended, as a neutral act. Wiltshire investigated it. It was then for the Home affairs Minister to bring it to Graham Power in
proceedings where Graham Power with representation challenged the conclusions and then if it if Le Marquand found against him, he could take it to the outside to ACOS he could
go outside the Island. There was a lot of, in 3.1 of the police code, it said he can go outside of the Island.

Interviewer
But at the end of the day, we are, where we are we've got a situation now where we have a new police chief and a police operation, operating differently to the way it operated
Mr Power.

Rico Sorda
Its the culture, Mathew it's the culture, you know these cant be left to go I will say its absolutely imperative that this becomes part of the terms of reference to any committee of enquiry
I think the Senator wont agree with that.

ILM
Well we've already spent enough money on Wiltshire

Rico Sorda
A million and a half

ILM
The figures are getting extrapolated here

Interviewer
How much did it cost then, just lets answer that question?

ILM
Well there are three different parts, here. There is Haven 1 a which from the

Rico Sorda
Five hundred and thirty thousand.

ILM
Thank you for the exact figure. There is the cost of, of the acting up of different officers because Mr Power was suspended and then there is the third element which is really forgotten

Rico Sorda
Operation Blast which is three hundred thousand

ILM
Operation Blast Which was the keeping by the police without political authorisation of secret files including criminal record checks of every States member

Rico Sorda
so the legal fees

ILM
Thats a very serious matter

Rico Sorda
So the legal fees and the price of suspension about a million and a half pounds.

Interviewer
Allright, Lets hear from Deputy Roy Le Herrisier now, he is a Deputy for St Saviour and we asked him what he thought about claims that politicians or people in authority were
actively involved in cover ups here in Jersey

Roy Le Herrisier
I dont think there are cover ups, so much as, people work closely with each other they've often been to School with each other they go to the same church and basically an informal
sort of understanding develops between people, and they're probably not as hard, at, on each other and questioning each other as they should be, and thats when in a small
r sence the rot can set in, you know you haven't got people who a, as you would in the bigger jurisdiction who can take a rather detached impersonal view of the situation and
they know there career there future there family there relationships are not going to collapse as a result of asking very hard questions, for example.

Interviewer
Deputy Roy Le Herrisier there. Rico Sorda do you think the rots set in?

Rico Sorda
Yeah I mean its I think the rot probably started about 800 years ago, you know its 800 years of tradition, we love our tradition in Jersey and you know for what ever reason
we dont like change in Jersey we dont like people from outside looking into Jersey and thats how the rot set in. I agree with Roy Le Herrisier said then I do agree with his points.

Interviewer
And, ah you minister I mean

ILM
Well, I think Roys right in this, that there is a danger when people know each other personally. that they lose that they lose objectivity.

Rico Sorda
Graham Powers judicial review.

ILM
Can I just move us on to the present because broad sweeping statements being made here, we now have an excellent police force with excellent leadership we have an
outstanding chief officer I think everybody would agree with that I dont know if Mr Sorda would agree with that?

Rico Sorda
I've not dealt with him to be honest

Anonymous said...



Interviewer
You've no reason to doubt him?

Rico Sorda
No, no I've said it

ILM
Excellent No 2 and Stuart Gull who's one of our 2 Number 3s proved his value, in the way in which he dealt with the, very sad Polish case so, so to pretend somehow we
dont have competent police force which could competently investigate ongoing matters is just complete nonsence.

Rico Sorda
I think you know we've got to be get this straight here, you know the official like myself and bloggers we're not saying that the whole everything is corrupt every civil servant is
corrupt every police, its not what we're saying its you know its the fundamental issues we are looking at here. I mean it is very hard in this sort space of time to get this point across
you know thats why I wanted to challenged the JEP on because they were calling us conspiracy theorists and all that. I know they I dont think, they refused to come in and all that

Interviewer
We did, we did invite the JEP to join us and our editor John Gripton will join us after 9 after 8 o'clock to talk about the issue of the media coverage.

Rico Sorda
Right ok, because the role of the media in Jersey seriously, seriously needs looking at especially after Leveson now in the Uk again its that culture of everything is too close in
Jersey you know everything is too close

Interviewer
The Leveson inquiry of course is looking at media standards and integrity.

Rico Sorda
Thats right yeah which is basically falls right into Jerseys lap. I think Leveson would need a defiblerator if he came to Jersey and had a look what was going on here.

Interviewer
Would you concur with that, it's typical for the politicians to have a go at the media isn't it, now the bloggers are doing it.

ILM
Well I well no, I have a go at the media from time to time I mean JEP headlines are quite extraordinary on a regular basis but actually its this is not a bias issue i'm afraid its a confidence
issue a reporters are rushed in producing stuff theres theres is very little serious political analysis at any level I'm afraid to say, that's just how it is and obviously we will continue to
work with them

Rico Sorda
Even the media shouldn't be afraid of scrutiny though, you know, you know you know get all defensive and that becaue you know you've had Graham Powers 62,000 word
statement for a year and a half or whatever, a year and we haven't seen anything of that maybe John Mr Gripton will explain that later.
But I know your wanting to finish up now but I would just like you know on a on a personal note to say I'd like to thank Senator Le Marquand for coming in and talking like this because
you know people may its not a personal issue between me and the Senator I just look at the evidence and publish it but its not a personal issue I have with the senator.

ILM
OK, well thank you thank you for that Rico I will try and respond more if you will be a little politer in your emails

Rico Sorda
Right I'm going to hold you to that

ILM
I will do my best to respond to you

Rico Sorda
Thank you

Interviewer
Thank you both gentlemen very much indeed and I will put those issues to John Gripton the editor of the BBC here in Jersey we did invite members of the Channel television and the
Jersey Evening Post editorial board to join us on the programme but they declined and we will talk to them and give you there statements later in the programme. Rico Sorda
Citizen journalist and investigative blogger
End.

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Anonymous said...

thanks for posting ALL these audios.
Some very good and sensible speakers. Mr Gripton did not impress. Matthew Price(i cant believe I am saying this)tried to be even handed.
Has anyone ever asked ILM what he thinks of the under handed illegal manner that Power was ORIGINALLY suspended. And why did no one think of asking Gripton to give his opinion of Powers written statement.Yes i know that he says he cant admit(who knows why) to having it in his possesion,but theres no reason why he cant claim to have seen it on Syvrets blog.

Anonymous said...

The Chairman of the BBC trust Mr. Patten really should be sent a link to theaudio with the editor of BBC Jersey and the way he manages BBC Jersey stories.

I am sure i've seen an email published either here or one of the other blogs where an email from the BBC in answer to a complaint said words to the effect of, if you dont like it write to BBC trust.

On the audio its acknowledged the BBC Jersey regularly receive complaints.

Anonymous said...

I listened to the whole show and thought it was desperate in places. The BBC have given this view point an airing but thats the last we will hear of it from them.

Anonymous said...

nice work.
john hemmings stumped the interviewer when asked for evidence and provided it in abundnce....got the feeling of taxi for matthew

Anonymous said...

So what is the conclusion as to why BBC Jersey elected to allow the bloggers this air time.Its so out of character.

Sabine K McNeill said...

WELL DONE and THANK YOU!!!

As the Association of McKenzie Friends, we've identified Child Snatching as one of Seven Deadly Syndromes and Seven Media Cover-Ups... http://bit.ly/X9hk5N and http://victims-unite.net

Ian Evans said...

Wow TJW, as awesome as ever in the recording department....Good one fella

Now a Jersey church is getting in on the PAEDOPHILE ACT