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BBC Endangers Bulger Killer

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Caught On Camera

Some may say that he deserves everything he gets but the BBC’s strenuous efforts to find identifiable photos of John Venables are to be deplored.

I say he deserves everything he gets within the law but this 27 year old man has now been recalled to prison and the BBC is going hell for leather to dig up every photo of him it can find.  If he is identified by his cell mate or by others in jail with him I dread to think what the consequences will be.  Whoever is behind this at the BBC is behaving quite improperly and they should be stopped.  It seems to me that they too are risking jail for contempt of court.

Nothing can excuse what Venables and his partner in crime did and I am dubious about the justice of having released them from custody.  What the BBC is doing though is just piling another wrong onto this sad history.  This by an organisation that is usually ridiculously oversensitive to things.  It seems that you can’t mention the brand name “Marmite” on the BBC but you can try to identify someone who the Court is trying to protect.

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Written by Peter Reynolds

March 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm

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  1. I believe it’s called investigative journalism, something that a lot of people seem to approve of when it’s not a criminal being investigated…

    Funny how so many would laud them for destabilizing a government, but hate when they identify a criminal.

    jonolan

    March 3, 2010 at 12:34 pm


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