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This story gets more and more curious...
Speculate wildly below please.
Why a retraction now... what could have come to light?
That he's had a grudge for the wrong guy for the last however long. Surely lord mcalpine's been on telly at some point and he'd have gone 'oh yeah not him'
Even though McAlpine was never named...
i havent been following this AT ALL tbf, but why has the guardian said the BBC is IN CRISIS over a newsnight report that didn't actually name mcalpine?
As far as I can tell, the problem is Newsnight ran an unsubstantiated story. Is it just they violated the journalistic rule of always getting two sources? (they would've violated this rule even if the accusation turned out to be correct)
And I think McAlpine did rape that kid, and probably others too - and they've been paid off. I remember hearing these rumours about McAlpine decades ago - where there's smoke there is usually fire.
That's my official opinion on the matter - and I won't be retracting it (unless I also get paid some money - doesn't have to be much).