Well, it’s come to this. The New York Times is covering for its new CEO, who may have covered for a serial pedophile. Who covered for another serial pedophile.
In the late 1990s, Paul Francis Gadd — better known as Gary Glitter, the British Elvis — was exposed as a pedophile and fled the country on his sailboat. He sailed to Cambodia, continued his sexual abuse of children, and was deported to Vietnam, where he again resumed it, and was again deported.
In the early 1990s, radio and TV personality Jimmy Savile had been knighted by both Queen Elizabeth and Pope John Paul II for his humanitarian work, which included visiting orphanages and working to uplift children. It was like knighting Howard Stern, but the British had seen nothing yet. When Glitter returned to London in disgrace, Sir Jimmy aggressively defended him, stating of the police:
They went into the hard drive, saw all these dodgy pictures and told the police and the police then “Oh we’ve got a famous person. … Oh my goodness, yeah we’ll have them.” But Gary has not sold ‘em, has not tried to sell ‘em, not tried to show them in public or anything like that. It were for his own gratification. Whether it was right or wrong is, of course, it’s up to him as a person. But they didn’t do anything wrong but they are then demonized. If you said to that copper, what’s Gary Glitter done wrong? Well nothing really. He’s just sat at home watching dodgy films.