MI5 Persecution: BBC+ITN=MI5 23/7/96 (1462)
Date: 20 Aug 2007 13:46:00 GMT
Newsgroups: uk.misc,alt.radio.uk,uk.media,alt.politics.british,uk.legal [Quoted] From: bu765_at_torfree.net (Mike Corley) Subject: MI5 Buy into the Media
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References: <Pine.OSF.3.91.960716155603.6898A-100000_at_ermine.ox.ac.uk> Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 22:28:15 GMT
Peter Harding (harding_at_ermine.ox.ac.uk) wrote:
: I was at speakers' corner on Sunday. There was one chap who was bellowing : about something or other, I don't know what, but one thing he said to : someone caught my ear:
: "BBC, MI5, same thing."
Can't disagree with that sentiment.
Wasn't it documented that MI5 sometimes "bought" journalists and broadcasters? I remember reading a report by some jouralist who had been offered an extra tax-free income by MI5 to become their covert mouthpiece, and had refused.
Bet you lots of others didn't refuse. Why do you think MI5 have such easy access to the BBC and media? Because they're directly paying them off, that's why.
Tue, 23 Jul 1996 20:01:15 uk.misc Thread 20 of 25 Lines 17 Re: MI5 Buy into the Media No responses Iain_at_cummings.demon.co.uk Iain Cummings at Fish!
In article <Dv0p34.73.0.bloor_at_torfree.net>, Mike Corley
>Wasn't it documented that MI5 sometimes "bought" journalists and broadcasters?
>I remember reading a report by some jouralist who had been offered an extra
>tax-free income by MI5 to become their covert mouthpiece, and had refused.
It was Jon Snow of Channel 4.
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> : >mouthpiece, and had refused.
> : It was Jon Snow of Channel 4.
> Was it reported in any of the papers?
It has been reported several times. The most recent was in Private Eye, a few months back. As I recall they also wanted information from him; journalists would be a natural choice for members of the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence Service for information sources.
> It might be interesting to see what he had to say regarding their
> attempt to recruit him.
He was most concerned that many others would have accepted such an offer. However, we can probably make an educated guess as to some of those who accepted: Nigel West (Rupert Allason, MP) and Chapman Pincher would come near to the top of the list. -- \/ David Boothroyd. Socialist and election analyst. Omne ignotum pro magnifico. British Elections and Politics at http://www.qmw.ac.uk/~laws/election/home.html I wish I was in North Dakota. Next General Election must be before 22nd May '97 The House of Commons now : C 324, Lab 272, L Dem 25, UU 9, PC 4, SDLP 4, SNP 4, UDUP 3, Ind 1, Ind UU 1, Spkrs 4. Government majority = 1. Telephone Tate 6125. 1462 -- Posted via NewsDemon.com - Premium Uncensored Newsgroup Service ------->>>>>>http://www.NewsDemon.com<<<<<<------ Unlimited Access, Anonymous Accounts, Uncensored Broadband Access