Re: Jimmy Savile.
Originally Posted by swimfeeders
I will not be watching it, no matter what channel it is on.
He should be consigned to history with no mention of him at all.
That's just it. He is history and history will come out once in a while.
One trouble is that not all offenders get convicted. It's possible for people to spend their whole lives getting away with crimes. Despots (and there will be countless other types of people) have done it throughout time in many countries in the World. I know this because I've watched TV programmes, often dramatized, about their rise to power and subsequent actions.
I've never thought it bad to watch these programmes but some here think burying them is best. Histories and stories about such people should be swept under the carpet never to come to light again. If thinking that, what applies to one ought to apply to all.
I think the reverse. Television programmes and dramas can hold these people to account when there isn't much chance of justice being done. When I thought I knew all I wanted or needed to know about a person or a case, it turns out I didn't.
If it's thought best to bury the history of bad people then I dunno, I feel we won't know just how bad they were. Less well-informed perhaps.