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Is anyone listening to George Entwistle getting his arse roasted in front of the select committe

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Pagwatch Tue 23-Oct-12 10:57:23

10 minutes in and he has been described as 'lamentable'

Hullygully Tue 23-Oct-12 10:59:39

No! Will have to catch up later. Bunch of raving tosspots.

Mumfun Tue 23-Oct-12 11:00:10

He is not on the ball at all. Doesnt have a clue how many complaints made in any year on sexual harrassment in his organisation. MPs are asking the questions I would thanks goodness!

Think his days are numbered!

Pagwatch Tue 23-Oct-12 11:01:20

He is sounding adrift. Totally.

Mumfun Tue 23-Oct-12 11:23:08

Only good points for me so far -at least Meirion Jones and Liz McKean werent totally silenced -they would have been in some organisations

And also we plebs smilecan see the Select Committee grilling - some empowerment of the people

What decent journalist will ever work for Peter Rippon ever again?

It is painful hearing him being grilled as the delays, the telling the wrong story for so long and not letting the programme going ahead are so obviously shockingly bad

Pagwatch Tue 23-Oct-12 11:41:14

He is quite happily blaming Peter Rippon while the attention is on the blog.

difficultpickle Tue 23-Oct-12 11:42:03

I'm watching. He is squirming in his seat.

difficultpickle Tue 23-Oct-12 11:43:27

There is more to this than Rippon's judgment. He is being made to be a scapegoat imvho.

Pagwatch Tue 23-Oct-12 11:45:00

The idea that they will move on soon to the subject of the 'tributes' won't help him relax. It is just impossible to justify 4 tribute programmes about a 'star' he had been warned Newsnight had serious issues with.
Newsnight were not going to be investigating something trivial.

headfairy Tue 23-Oct-12 11:45:10

Good, can't stand the man and can't wait to see the back if him. I didn't think it was possible to have someone worse than Mark Thompson as DG but GE is a nasty man.

difficultpickle Tue 23-Oct-12 11:46:32

But the tributes were broadcast under Thompson's watch. Why isn't he being grilled?

headfairy Tue 23-Oct-12 11:47:28

But GE was director of Vision so he commissioned them.

VeritableSmorgasbord Tue 23-Oct-12 11:48:06

'The BBC' i.e. him (for the moment) must be absolutely shitting themselves. (As must the other organisations which showed compliance with JS's goals.)
Years and years of cognitive dissonance must be very hard to communicate.

difficultpickle Tue 23-Oct-12 11:49:33

Thanks for the clarification head fairy. It makes GE's position untenable, surely?

headfairy Tue 23-Oct-12 11:59:48

I do hope do bisjo

difficultpickle Tue 23-Oct-12 12:19:07

If it wasn't so serious it is actually quite funny to watch (day off and I really should be doing other things). He is not coming out of this at all well.

Pagwatch Tue 23-Oct-12 12:20:56

I did enjoy

'so now we have alerted you to that question are you going to go away and ask it..... Can we help you by asking some more questions that you can go away and ask' grin

difficultpickle Tue 23-Oct-12 12:23:29

I enjoye that bit too.

I can't see how GE can continue after this. He seems completely inadequate and ill prepared.

MrsSalvoMontalbano Tue 23-Oct-12 12:33:50

nothing to add to the debate - I just love this thread title grin

Pagwatch Tue 23-Oct-12 15:27:49

I had to go out at the end but it was strangely compelling. Like watching a worm on a hook.

headfairy Tue 23-Oct-12 16:19:33

Either he's lying or incompetent, neither is particularly desirable in a DG.

Pagwatch Tue 23-Oct-12 16:31:49

That really is it isn't it Headfairy.

Lying or incompetent.

MamaMary Tue 23-Oct-12 16:38:41

Didn't like how he came across on Panorama. Haven't seen the MP grilling. He didn't seem trustworthy to me.

MamaMary Tue 23-Oct-12 16:41:37

Telegraph wrote: ' "Watching the interrogation was an uncomfortable experience. Mr Entwistle spent it flapping helplessly, like a fish on a dock.'

DrinkFecksArseyGhosts Tue 23-Oct-12 16:43:26

GE is a bot of a twat tbh. Have peek at his Twitter account. I haven't looked recently and it has nothing to do with tge current case but he's just a knob. IMHO.

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