JON PIE RIGHT POSTED THIS
Mark stated a programme was never commissioned, and when he investigated their claims, Anne and Robert were informed no programme would be made.
Robert and Anne accused Mark of a cover up – Mark’s reply:
“I have been involved in some of the biggest investigations into corruption, racism, murder and child sex abusers broadcast in the UK over the past ten years of my career, and the suggestion that I would be complicit in a cover up of important journalism is insulting and deeply misguided.
After careful consideration some time later (before we had filmed anything), we, the programme team, decided we couldn’t proceed with the story. It became clear that the wider allegations that were being made would be impossible to verify, and indeed we had concerns about the veracity of many of them. On that basis, we made a professional decision not to proceed. As journalists, we are not in a position to pick and choose which allegations we want to run or believe, and the vast majority of these allegations were, in our opinion, un-provable. There are few more serious allegations one can make about a person than to call them a paedophile, and for that reason, the evidence has to be of the utmost quality. And in this case, I’m afraid it fell far short of this hurdle”
HOWEVER HE SEEMED TO MISS MARK SAYING THIS
WHY WOULD THAT BE JON?