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BBC Protecting Pedophiles Again (or still?)


"Scathing criticism by Jeremy Paxman about how the BBC dealt with the Savile crisis is to be removed from transcripts of evidence given to the corporation’s inquiry into the affair.

The Newsnight host’s full, potentially explosive, opinions on his bosses’ handling of the scandal have been ‘redacted’ for legal reasons amid fears they were potentially defamatory.

In addition, evidence provided by the global news director Peter Horrocks - responsible for the World Service - has also been removed for similar reasons.

Both men were said to have been very critical of how senior BBC News bosses handled the investigation into Jimmy Savile after his death in October 2011."

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