You cannot understand how irritating I find it that blog posts like this are even necessary, but here we go....
Another update on my complaints saga with the local BBC.
My last post on the subject can be found HERE. I have not edited this page since I published it, and regular readers will recognise the issues I bring up. It's probably best to read the previous post first before going through this one.
I was actually interviewed by the BBC live on air early this afternoon to talk about reform. The programme was, in my opinion, very good, very enjoyable to listen to and had a wide variety of points of view that were put across in an easily accessible way. The host, Sara Palmer, was also very good. So it is a shame that on the same day I have to post this blog.
Here is what has provoked me to write this new post -
(Thanks goes to http://thejerseyway.blogspot.com/ for recording this).
In this clip, Deputy Trevor Pitman at 01:38 brings up complaints that have been made to the national BBC about the editor of the local BBC, Jon Gripton, promoting a hate-site aimed at Deputy Shona Pitman. Matthew Price then alleges that he knew "absolutely nothing" about these complaints.
This is utterly false, and I have the evidence here to prove it.
But first, a brief summary of the complaint -
On the 5th of March, Jon Gripton posted a Tweet in which he endorsed and called the hate-site "amusing".
Several of us complained and Jon Gripton disappeared off Twitter for a few months. When he returned, there was no mention of why he had left, and those that had complained about him had been pre-emptively blocked so we couldn't complain again.
When the BBC investigated, Gripton denied having ever promoted the hate-site. As I proved on my last blog, this was utterly false.
In August the BBC ran a programme about cyber-bullying. On their Facebook page, I and several others pointed out their hypocrisy when their own editor promoted a cyber-bully and then refused to allow himself to be held accountable for it.
This was the comment I posted on it -
Matthew Price saw and read this comment, as can be verified by the fact he then left this comment in response to me -
Of course I refused to remove my comment because I knew full well that everything I was saying was true and that I had the evidence to prove it.
I then received this private message from Matthew Price, followed by my reply -
So here we have it. Evidence that Matthew Price knew full well exactly what Deputy Trevor Pitman was talking about.
A momentary memory meltdown, or mischievous misleading manoeuvring? You decide.
P.s. Tonight at 7.30pm, upstairs at the Post Horn, Reform Jersey are meeting to talk about the campaign for democracy moving forward. Feel free to join us. Always happy for new faces to show up.