AND THE MYSTERIOUS JOHN AVERTY.
A BRIEF CONSIDERATION
OF THE CONDUCT OF THE RAG.
Plus a Few Other Topical Questions.
Well – my mates would owe me a good bottle of red – had any of them taken the bet.
I’ve explained previously how we play this game – ‘write the JEP leader comment’.
We each try and predict and write what Jersey’s only newspaper, the Jersey Evening Post – commonly known simply as The Rag – will write in its leading editorial comment.
But, disappointingly, it’s become so easy; the fun is going out of it. On this occasion, we put into a folder our various takes on what The Rag would write following the publication of the Howard League report. And we did this some months ago.
I was right – well, in fact, we all were. With a little copying and pasting we could actually assemble the comment as it appeared this evening.
“IT’S ALL STUART SYVRET’S FAULT! YOU PEASANT SCUM!”
OK, I exaggerate a little – but only very slightly.
I won’t go into great detail now – as I will be writing a series of blogs on the Grand Prix system – the survivors – the Howard League report – and all of the startlingly shameless lies peddled by Frank Walker – and The Rag – in the coming weeks.
But tonight – I want to seek some feedback – some info – some contacts from the community – as I am immensely curious about a long-time boss of The Rag:
But before I express this curiosity – a few other points.
Check out Simon Bellwood’s blog – and do it tonight.
There is some dynamite information on it – which is exactly the kind of material which proves – as though more proof were needed – of what a pathological liar Frank Walker is – as anyone with a brain would attest after hearing his BBC Jersey interview this morning – in which he was given – metaphorically speaking – a comforting cuddle by Jersey’s answer to Rush Limbaugh – Roger Barra.
Also – dear readers – I’ll be doing a few more Jersey Election Specials in the coming days, as the second round of Jersey’s general election is rapidly approaching.
So please network and spread the word about the blog.
For the time being – please note two strong and obvious recommendations I make:
DO NOT VOTE FOR KATY RINGSDORE.
DO NOT VOTE FOR ROB DUHAMEL.
Ringsdore is a fully-fledged member of the Jersey Establishment Party – and would like Philip Ozouf to be Chief Minister. Nuff said.
Rob Duhamel has proven himself to be the most dithering, indecisive, ineffectual and time-wasting member in what is – quite possibly – the entire history of the States assembly.
And do not let us forget – were it not for the unreliability of this man – his untrustworthiness – which led to a tied vote – you would NOT now be paying tax on your food and your domestic energy costs.
The man’s a hopeless clown – quite in addition to being an enemy of the poor. He is one of the many who should be politically terminated.
And moving on to other matters – the events of last week – as referred to in my previous blog – continue to reverberate.
Not so much as an acknowledgment to my questions.
And yep – predictably – not one, single, solitary Jersey hack has taken up the cudgels in an effort to get the questions answered.
Also – a rapidly growing confirmation of my view that the attempt by the Jersey oligarchy to get rid of Jersey’s Chief Constable, Graham Power – in what is akin to a coup in a South American banana republic – will yet prove to be the most catastrophic blunder they’ve made.
So – plenty of very interesting subjects for us to explore in the coming days and weeks.
But – as is the case with most of the ever-growing catalogue of disasters which befall this community – all roads lead to the local media.
I’ll be applying some detailed, close, forensic analysis of the performance of The Rag in respect of the Jersey Child Abuse Disaster soon.
But to give you a brief taster of just how “reliable” and “honest” The Rag is, consider this statement, in reference to me, which concludes their predictably cretinous leader comment today:
“The Senator can certainly be credited with launching an independent and insightful inquiry into youth justice, but just why it took him so long to form the impression that an unacceptable regime was being run on his watch remains an enduring mystery.”
Err – no John, Rob, Chris and Ben.
The enduring mystery is why all of you guys – stalwarts of The Rag – chose to report NONE of the evidence, documentation and other material which showed these failures – and worse – when I supplied you clowns with it – in September 2007?
And an “enduring mystery” is why – when I leaked you stooges the Sharp report in the year 2000 – you chose to print not one of the key – and previously unpublished – revelations in it.
There is – incidentally – a link to the Sharp report in my links list on the right. I suggest anyone who isn’t familiar with that document, should follow the link and read it – and then draw your own conclusions about the conduct of our establishment – and the concealing collusions of the Jersey Evening Post.
[Up-date: since this posting was written and published, my original Blogger account was shut down by Google following Google’s corrupt collusion with the Jersey government’s child-abuse cover-ups. Therefore the link to The Sharp Report is to be found here: –
But the plain fact is – as will be obvious to any thinking person – totally unacceptable and utterly unlawful practices were routinely inflicted on children in the care of the States of Jersey – for decades upon decades.
From at least 1945 – probably far earlier – the so-called child “protection” apparatus of Jersey has been a horrifying and catastrophic failure.
And – most certainly – some of that occurred on my ‘watch’.
But – you know, what distinguishes me – from the occupants of the approximately 140 political seats who have had a hand in child “protection” in Jersey from 1945 until I became involved in Health & Social Services?
The difference between me – and that huge number of political predecessors with responsibility for child protection – is that I alone became the very first – and so far only – politician involved in child protection in the island to identify the problem, speak out against it – and try and do something about it.
But in the deeply bizarre world of illogicity, lies, cover-ups, collusions and corruptions of Jersey’s media – of which there have been vast quantities – their “performance” in respect of the Jersey Child Abuse Disaster stands out.
I mean – even by the wretched standards of The Rag – their position and conduct has been insupportable, unprofessional, immoral, unethical – and, frankly, barking mad in many instances.
Why should that be?
For many years, Jersey’s Chief Minister, Frank Walker, was the boss of the company which owned the Jersey Evening Post.
Many people considered – quite rightly – this gave him an immensely unhealthy amount of power.
To this complaint, Frank would always say: ‘I never tell the editor what should go in the paper.’
This oft-repeated assertion might be true – but given it comes from a man who humiliates himself almost on weekly basis by making utterly false and contradictory statements – we can’t be sure.
But I know what did happen vis-à-vis Frank’s influence.
He usually wouldn’t tell the editor what to do – instead he would tell his right-hand man, and general all-round thug – John Averty – what he wanted the paper to say – who, in turn told the editor – and low! So it happened.
John Averty was a Senator in the Jersey parliament some years ago; before my time. He retired from the assembly – though not politics, obviously – on being recruited by Frank – in order to run The Rag for him.
A man of some mystery to an awful lot of Jersey’s population – many of who, these days, will never have heard of him.
But be under no illusions – he was the power behind the editor’s throne at the Jersey Evening Post.
And under his “guidance” The Rag has slipped ever further into a quagmire of ethical bankruptcy, quite startling – even by the standards of Jersey’s wretched Fourth Estate.
And as the meticulously recorded and forensically documented history of the exposing of the Jersey Child Abuse Disaster will show when written – this episode is – without question – the second-worst stain on The Rag’s 118 year history.
The worst – in case you’re wondering what could be worse than playing a pro-active and deliberate role in the concealment of child abuse – being the Lord Haw-Haw style churning out of Nazi propaganda during the WW II occupation.
An activity which turned an immensely healthy profit for The Rag’s owners.
But why – in these times – in the year 2000 – in the year 2007 – in the year 2008 – should a “newspaper” – moreover the only newspaper on the island – take such a shockingly irrational, dishonest and immoral stance in respect of sexual crimes?
It’s mystifying – isn’t it?
So – to try and get to the bottom of this mystery – I want to explore some of the history – some of the key figures – of power and influence at The Rag.
And this is where you – dear readers – come into play.
We are starting with the mysterious John Averty.
Although an obscure figure to the average Jersey person – he will still be very well known – perhaps going back some decades – to a not insignificant number of Jersey men – and women in particular.
And I ask this question – because I’ve been asked to ask it – by some constituents – does anyone out there have any enlightening material?
Anything which could shed some light on the obscure past of Mr Averty?
If so – you are not alone.
I repeat – you are not alone.
So – let that message go out – that we are beginning our examination of the festering reality of the Jersey Evening Post – AKA, The Rag – with one of its more mysterious and obscure figures – John Averty.
Feel free to contact me privately if you wish – firstname.lastname@example.org
I think, perhaps, next time, we’ll take a close look at Rob Shipley – but for the time being – search your memories and experiences for any recollection of John Averty.
Like I said – you are not alone.