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Readers’ comments: Hall’s reward for failure


In response to TCW hot topic: The Tony awards

Abominable_Yeoman wrote:

Hall took over the BBC in 2012 when it was being roundly criticised for allowing one of its employees, the late sociopath Jimmy Savile, to prey on vulnerable children. Understandably, it wasn’t very popular at that time.

Eight years later, under his stewardship, the organisation has managed to become even less popular, through its now brazen leftie bias, its inflated salaries for autocue readers and also the growing number of people who refuse to pay the telly tax. Damningly, also by its approach to reporting on an even worse example of vulnerable children being sexually exploited. The careful use of language and the deliberate relegation of events of obvious national import to its regional news, has shown Hall’s BBC to have twisted priorities. And Hall himself as a failure who was too weak to ensure Corporation newsrooms gave the abuse and rape of thousands of children, the attention it deserves. We also hear now about the murder of one of these children, while she lived in care, by a middle aged man who visited her at the home and supplied her with drugs. The BBC seem not to agree that this story warrants proper investigation either.

For all this, he is rewarded with a plum job at The National Gallery. Hall should be seen as a failure but instead, the trustees at one of our foremost galleries, detect in him, the exact kind of qualities they need; a safe pair of hands for what they plan to do.

I have no idea what world, Hall or the National Gallery trustees inhabit. It is certainly not the same one I’m living in.

LordOfMisrule wrote:

I suppose it is only a matter of time before the National Gallery removes all the paintings by toxic white males, especially all those paintings depicting naked women that are clearly the product of an oppressive patriarchy. Instead we can look forward to a lot of pictures by people from approved diversity groups that give a better reflection of our society.

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