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KiltedWarrior

  115 months ago

Philip Schofield "ambushed" the Prime Minister on TV with a list of alledged paedophiles - was this good TV or poor judgement?
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I have to say that I think Philip Schofield dissappointed a lot of people by his actions , which he later apologised for but in the wake of the Jimmy Saville affair - he should have just given the information to the Police rather than trying to trip up the PM.
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arrietypod

  115 months ago
This is why 'naming and shaming' is never a good idea.
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ianjones212

  115 months ago
i think its disgraceful people could see those names and those on the may not even of done anything he should of given him the list in private..... if it is proved people have done something wrong then lets punish them i best not say what i would do to them as it could get me in trouble but i imagine others would think it too
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ultrafox19

  115 months ago
I can understand why Schofield, as a parent, would be deeply concerned about this issue and the possibility that these beings might be (or have been) protected by people in high places. However, his stunt was distasteful in the extreme and he has rightfully been disciplined by ITV for it. It did nothing to bring the perpetrators to justice and Cameron was quite right to object to his behaviour, though there was no excuse for Cameron linking paedophilia to homosexuality. I thought he was trying to move his party on from the 1980s and the days of the notorious Section 28.
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bearsome

  115 months ago
Innocent people have been hung, drawn and quartered in the past, just on the say so of someone, who thought they were 'doing good'. it's rubbish TV, and he should never have allowed himself to be lowered in this way. Shame, I've always liked him up to now.
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Age5i1a05

  115 months ago
I've not long posted the following on a very similar topic and I hope no-one minds me reproducing it here...I didn't see the 'This Morning' programme but I heard about what Philip Schofield had done being discussed on last night's 'Question Time' on BBC1. Whilst people need to know the 'truth', thankfully we still have 'innocent until proven guilty' in this country and waving pieces of paper around with alleged names on could jeopardise any investigation of those named. As was pointed out on last night's 'Question Time' simply pulling stuff off the internet and even suggesting any of it is a damning or 'cast iron' case is incredibly naive.
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Ancelyn1331

  115 months ago
Serves Dave right for going on a tacky sofa TV show. I would prefer to see him on Newsnight facing Paxman. YNWA
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thesnail1

  115 months ago
What do you expect of ITV? Tabloid TV at its worst. The BBC would never do this!
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KiltedWarrior

  115 months ago
report from the BBC today - Shadow business secretary Chuka Ummuna told the same programme: "I think what Phillip Schofield did was foolish, stupid and grossly irresponsible. And frankly, rather amateur. It's not what you expect of serious broadcast journalism."
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ghostdog1

  115 months ago
It just goes to show the utter imbecility of such daytime tv shows. Schofield is no Paxo or Nick Robinson, he is a Z list presenter on a Z list programme which panders to the lowest possible denominator in our society. The internet is rife with accusations against prominent people, covering every crime under the sun, the vast majority of which are unsubstantiated rumour with no grounding in fact. It is the job of the police to investigate crime and the job of top class journalists to root out that which some would like hidden; Schofield is no top class journalist, far from it. Through his headline seeking gross idiocy he may very well have hindered, or even prejudiced, any police investigation.
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haze2003purple

  115 months ago
I agree with what Phillip did, the government need to be held accountable if they have covered stuff up. He didn't actually name people so it shouldn't affect any trials and if it does, well we know exactly how corrupt the government are and need to choose more wisely in the next election.
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