It began with this News.
and ended with this News
and in between Gary Glitter was convicted, and the newspapers sentenced him to die in prison.
So, it turns out that Freddie Starr really was fighting for his life after all.
Private Eye has gone in to bat for the epicenter of Savilisation: Karin Ward. Eye is decrying the treachery of the ITV and the BBC in not helping Karin by funding her defence. It seems strange that Private Eye doesn’t mention the failure of MGN – Mirror news Group – to step up to the plate, or drop a coin in it, seeing as MGN must surely be the news outlet that made the most money out of Karin.
MGN is of course no worse than any of the other deep-pocketed UK newspaper groups, none of whom seem to be interested in their Prize Victim any longer.
Nor did Private Eye suggest that Esther Rantzen should be running a campaign on Karin’s behalf, using her influence with those Claims lawyers who have been stripping the Savile Estate of millions of pounds, mostly on the momentum Karin gave them. Buddy, can you spare a dime?
And of course we already know that Karin has long realized that she can expect no help from Mark Williams-Thomas Associates, only his manipulation and exploitation.
And where I wondered were all the Friends Reunited from all those old Duncroft Forums? Some of them had made a few bob by the looks of things, riding on Karin’s back. No crowd-funding on offer Gals?
David Price QC is a powerful force to have on ones side of course, and Karin won’t be the first to be grateful for that support I daresay.
It may well be that there is more to this Pro-Bono lark than meets the eye, but I’m not banking on the obsequious Private Eye of the 21st Century to tell the unadulterated truth, but rather only what their buddies in Fleet street want us to hear and what their legal pals want us to know.
I’d almost forgotten Liz! She must have a few bob handy, surely? From her glittering career at the BBC I mean, the career that Meirion Jones helped with so much. Anyone remember her?
Hmmm…. Nope. It looks like they’re both alone again – naturally.
I certainly hope Freddie will get more than a few bob, in due course. In fact I know he will, because he has the Truth on his side. I cannot help but feel sorry for Karin but I don’t expect Mr. Starr to share my sympathy and in truth the angels look as if they have been on his side all the time.
The wheels grind slow, they say, but they do grind fine. I only hope they will keep grinding until all of those who truly merit being ground down will be dust too, and not just the woman that they left behind, alone, frozen out, on Fleet Street after they’d enjoyed all that she had to offer. One might almost say she had been raped by the Mass Media.
I recall from Karin’s autobiography, which was the tool that got this whole Hysteria got started, that she wrote of how she once spent a delightful evening with David Bowie. This was when Jimmy Savile was escorting her around London to posh parties. Ah! The past! What a memory! Perhaps she should have listened to the lyrics of one of David’s songs more carefully. It even carried a title that seemed relevant to notions of Feminism and Empowerment: Suffragette City. You must remember it Karin?
“Wham. Bam. Thankyou Mam.”