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  • David Kelly post mortem to be kept secret for 70 years as doctors accuse Lord Hutton of concealing..

    01/23/2010 7:38:37 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 45 replies · 1,285+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 January 2010 | By Miles Goslett
    Vital evidence which could solve the mystery of the death of Government weapons inspector Dr David Kelly will be kept under wraps for up to 70 years. In a draconian – and highly unusual – order, Lord Hutton, the peer who chaired the controversial inquiry into the Dr Kelly scandal, has secretly barred the release of all medical records, including the results of the post mortem, and unpublished evidence. The move, which will stoke fresh speculation about the true circumstances of Dr Kelly’s death, comes just days before Tony Blair appears before the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War. It...
  • Did MI5 kill Dr David Kelly?

    07/16/2009 10:20:15 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 8 replies · 1,563+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/16/2009 | Sue Reid
    Did MI5 kill Dr David Kelly? Just another crazy conspiracy theory? But, amid claims he wrote tell-all book that vanished after his death, it's one that refuses to go away By Sue Reid Last updated at 11:40 AM on 16th July 2009 The day Dr David Kelly took a short walk to his death in the Oxfordshire countryside, an unopened letter lay on the desk of his book-lined study. Sent from the heart of the British Government, the pages were marked 'personal' and threatened the world-renowned microbiologist with the sack if he ever publicly opened his mouth again. The letter...
  • Guns in Boston with ‘Boston Legal’

    02/02/2009 12:14:59 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 11 replies · 1,199+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | February 2, 2009 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Guns have figured frequently in “Boston Legal,” with Denny Crane (William Shatner) using them defensively from time to time. Recently, in episode 3 of season 5 (”Dances with Wolves“), Denny fired a gun to defend himself from a robber who also had a gun. The robber was not really threatening, and as Denny’s friend and fellow partner Alan Shore (James Spader) asked him: ”Did you absolutely have to shoot [the robber]? Three times? In both feet?” Obviously the answer to all three questions was, “No.” I don’t mind the humor in these shows. In fact, I laugh along with everyone...
  • Kelly death not suicide, says MP (UK)

    02/25/2007 7:50:08 AM PST · by 1066AD · 22 replies · 1,482+ views
    BBC Online (UK) ^ | 2/25/2007 | Unattributed
    Kelly death not suicide, says MP Sunday 25 February 9pm on BBC Two Programme preview An MP investigating the death of Dr David Kelly says he is convinced the weapons scientist did not kill himself. Norman Baker tells BBC Two's The Conspiracy Files he has reached the conclusion Dr Kelly's life was "deliberately taken by others". Mr Baker has also obtained letters suggesting the coroner had doubts about the 2003 Hutton inquiry's ability to establish the cause of death. Hutton reached a verdict of suicide but a public inquest was never completed. Dr Kelly, whose body was found in July...
  • British Govt tried to kill BBC reporter Gilligan: ex-BBC official Greg Dyke

    10/17/2004 4:52:49 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 34 replies · 1,044+ views
    Greg Dyke, former director general of the BBC, has claimed that the British Government "tried to kill" Andrew Gilligan. Reporter Gilligan broke the story that British intelligence had "sexed up" a dossier on Iraq that sought to justify Britain's support for US-led invasion of the country. "The Government tried to kill him," claimed Dyke about Gilligan, who was forced out of his job at the BBC in January in the wake of the Hutton report that inquired into the death of scientist David Kelly. Kelly was the main source for Gilligan. Dyke was speaking at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature...
  • Another Special Prosecutor--Will David Kelly look at the content of the Democratic judiciary memo?

    04/30/2004 5:22:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 213+ views
    Of all the issues ripe for further investigation in the scandal over the leak of Democratic strategy memos from the Senate Judiciary Committee last year, the least relevant is whether GOP staffers "stole" the documents. That's the charge Democrats have so far successfully made to deflect attention from the memos' actual content. On this point alone, the Justice Department's decision this week to open a criminal investigation into the matter could turn out to be useful. David Kelley, the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, and a Democrat, has been tapped to lead the probe. We doubt Mr. Kelley is going to...
  • The Wreck of the BBC

    02/09/2004 5:30:36 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 14 replies · 237+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/9/04 | Gerard Baker
    FOR THE LAST WEEK, much of Britain has borne witness to an outpouring of grief the like of which has not been seen since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. When Baron Hutton of Bresagh, knight of the realm, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, a hitherto rather inconspicuous retired member of the British supreme court, delivered his much anticipated report at the end of January on the death of Dr. David Kelly, a British government weapons expert, a collective howl of anguish went up from the well-upholstered parts of the media establishment. Lord Hutton concluded that Tony Blair, the...
  • Upset at Rebuke of BBC, Reporters Suggest Bush & Blair Resign

    02/04/2004 2:24:38 PM PST · by FlyLow · 12 replies · 230+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 2-4-04 | Brent Baker
    Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff suggested to Dennis Miller on Monday night that it’s “a little odd” that the finding that a BBC reporter “got something wrong,” in claiming British Prime Minister Tony Blair knew statements about WMD in Iraq were inaccurate, led to a situation in which “the head of the BBC has to resign as a consequence,” yet neither Blair or George Bush has resigned despite the consensus that they “were wrong” on WMD in Iraq. Karen Tumulty, Isikoff’s news magazine colleague at the competing Time magazine was equally eager to divert attention from the BBC’s biased reporting. Lord Hutton...
  • Gilligan quits BBC over Kelly row

    01/30/2004 11:44:47 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 74 replies · 356+ views
    BBC ^ | January 30, 2004
    BBC reporter Andrew Gilligan has resigned in the wake of the criticism directed at him in the Hutton report. Mr Gilligan conceded some of his story was wrong, and apologised for it. He said his departure was at his own initiative, but described the BBC collectively as the victim of a "grave injustice". Earlier departing BBC director general Greg Dyke said he was shocked by the findings of the Hutton Inquiry and did not accept all of the report. He said Lord Hutton had "given the benefit of doubt to every government witness and not to any at the...

    01/29/2004 2:35:46 AM PST · by kattracks · 9 replies · 161+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/29/04 | Post Wire Services
    <p>January 29, 2004 -- LONDON - The chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation resigned yesterday and the broadcaster apologized for some of its reporting on the buildup to the war in Iraq after it was lambasted in an inquiry by a senior judge. The inquiry by Lord Hutton criticized journalist Andrew Gilligan, the BBC's management and its supervisory board of governors, for a radio report saying the government "sexed up" intelligence in a dossier on Iraqi weapons. Hutton said the BBC report was unfounded.</p>
  • BBC In Crisis, Blair In Clear

    01/28/2004 5:50:35 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 199+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-29-2004 | George Jones
    BBC in crisis, Blair in clear By George Jones, Political Editor (Filed: 29/01/2004) The BBC was plunged into the biggest crisis in its history last night when Gavyn Davies quit as the chairman of governors after the corporation was heavily criticised and the Government cleared unequivocally by the Hutton report. Lord Hutton said the BBC's central allegations that the Government inserted intelligence into its dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction probably knowing it to be wrong and had ordered the dossier to be "sexed up" were "unfounded". The political world was astonished by the way in which Tony Blair...
  • Baathist Broadcasting Corporation Blasted: The great antiwar claim has been exposed as a lie.

    01/28/2004 11:52:41 AM PST · by quidnunc · 8 replies · 154+ views
    National Review ^ | January 28, 2004 | Andrew Apostolou
    Lord Justice Hutton has delivered his report on the death of Dr. David Kelly, the British scientist who had devoted many years to investigating Saddam Hussein's weapons-of-mass-destruction programs. Prime Minister Tony Blair has been thoroughly exonerated. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), which regards itself as the world's greatest broadcaster, has been exposed as second rate, sloppy and dishonest. The terms of Lord Hutton's inquiry were "the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr Kelly," not the case for the war against Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq. Yet it was the justification for the war that sparked the row that ended with...
  • BBC Chairman to Quit over Hutton [David Kelly Investigation]

    01/28/2004 9:12:54 AM PST · by livius · 54 replies · 257+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/28/04 | BBC Staff
    BBC chairman Gavyn Davies is to resign in the wake of Lord Hutton's criticisms of the corporation's reports. BBC political editor Andrew Marr said Mr Davies would tell the corporation's governors of his decision when they met at 1700 GMT. It comes after Lord Hutton said the claim in BBC reports that the government "sexed up" its dossier on Iraq's weapons was "unfounded". And he criticised "defective" BBC editorial processes over defence correspondent Andrew Gilligan's broadcasts of the claims on the Today programme. Lord Hutton also said he was satisfied Dr Kelly had killed himself after being named as the...
  • "BBC Management is almost in meltdown at the moment"

    01/28/2004 8:31:20 AM PST · by Pikamax · 75 replies · 657+ views
    DailAblution ^ | 01/28/04 | Scott Burgess
    January 28, 2004 BBC Management "Almost in Meltdown" Lord Hutton's report into the death of Dr. David Kelly, released this afternoon, has almost completely vindicated Tony Blair and the government, at the same time severely criticising the BBC's reporting and governance. This is a huge story. Most observers were expecting blame to be apportioned evenly, and the one-sided castigation of the Corporation has come as a big surprise. The Guardian reports that: "BBC chairman Gavyn Davies is said to be considering his position after Lord Hutton criticised the BBC in his long awaited report into the death of weapons expert...
  • BBC chairman 'considering his position'

    01/28/2004 6:43:32 AM PST · by Pikamax · 3 replies · 108+ views
    Guardian ^ | 01/28/04 | Dominic Timms
    BBC chairman 'considering his position' Dominic Timms Wednesday January 28, 2004 BBC chairman Gavyn Davies is said to be considering his position after Lord Hutton criticised the BBC in his long awaited report into the death of weapons expert David Kelly. The corporation has flatly denied rumours sweeping Westminster that he has resigned, but one senior insider said the mood at the BBC was "very grim". ITV News today cut into its normal programming to preface its planned live broadcast of Lord Hutton's statement to say Mr Davies was "considering his position" after the board of governors was heavily criticised...
  • Hutton report live

    01/28/2004 4:46:49 AM PST · by pau1f0rd · 43 replies · 246+ views ^ | 28 Jan 2004 | BBC
    Live Video of Lord Hutton delivering his report on now
  • Blame falls on BBC as Hutton report leaks, believed to clear Blair/Campbell.

    01/28/2004 12:01:45 AM PST · by Pikamax · 4 replies · 147+ views
    Guardian ^ | 01/28/04 | The Guardian
    Blame falls on BBC as Hutton report leaks Richard Norton-Taylor, Michael White and Patrick Wintour Wednesday January 28, 2004 The Guardian The government is expected to be cleared by Lord Hutton today of the central charge that it sexed up its Iraqi weapons dossier, the Guardian has learned. He is believed to have exonerated Alastair Campbell, the prime minister's former communications chief, from unduly influencing the joint intelligence committee, chaired by John Scarlett. Lord Hutton is also understood to have cleared Tony Blair of wrongdoing in the stategy which led to the unmasking of the government scientist, who later killed...
  • Hutton: The verdict

    01/28/2004 12:06:34 AM PST · by Pikamax · 4 replies · 159+ views
    TheSUN ^ | 01/28/04 | TREVOR KAVANAGH
    WORLD EXCLUSIVE Hutton: The verdict Report ... Hutton RELATED STORIES • Sun Says • A catalogue of errors IT WAS the call every journalist in Westminster was waiting for — and Britain’s top political editor TREVOR KAVANAGH got it. For days the big question at the Commons has been the verdict of Lord Hutton’s report on the death of Dr David Kelly. And before MPs and the Cabinet got to hear the conclusions of Lord Hutton, Trevor noted them all down from a trusted source — then set about writing the Scoop of the Year. TONY Blair is today...
  • Blair cleared of blame in death

    01/27/2004 11:48:38 PM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 149+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/28/04 | Paul Martin
    <p>British Prime Minister Tony Blair has escaped serious criticism in a report into the death of government weapons specialist David Kelly, according to a leak of the report due for release today.</p> <p>The prime minister's close friend and powerful media chief, Alastair Campbell, who masterminded the propaganda effort leading up to the Iraq war, also was absolved from any claims of improper behavior, according to the report. Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon received only a light rebuke, it added.</p>
  • Hutton: The Verdict (For those interested in the Hutton investigation of Tony Blair & the BBC)

    01/27/2004 7:49:34 PM PST · by quidnunc · 17 replies · 218+ views
    The Sun [UK] ^ | January 28, 2004 | Trevor Kavanagh
    It was the call every journalist in Westminster was waiting for — and Britain’s top political editor Trevor Kavanagh got it. For days the big question at the Commons has been the verdict of Lord Hutton’s report on the death of Dr David Kelly. And before MPs and the Cabinet got to hear the conclusions of Lord Hutton, Trevor noted them all down from a trusted source — then set about writing the Scoop of the Year. Tony Blair is today sensationally cleared of any “dishonourable or underhand” conduct leading to the suicide of tragic scientist David Kelly. Lord Hutton’s...