Talk:Peter Rippon

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Message preceding section "Newsnight item about Jimmy Savile"[edit]

I am an unbiased and disinterested editor. A message from 2014 heads up the section "Newsnight item about Jimmy Savile" alleging that the content may tend "to lend undue weight to certain ideas (etc.)". I have informed myself as far as possible about the Newsnight fiasco and can't really see what substantiates that header, as the stated facts seem accurate enough. I therefore propose the message be removed in short order unless someone can justify its continuing. If there is a factual inaccuracy, modify the section. If the tone or content seems to give undue support to Mr Rippon's position (he was, admittedly, publicly criticised in the matter), we should hold to a neutral POV as far as possible, but recall Wikipedia's overriding policy that, in a biographical article about a living person, we must be certain not to traduce the individual in any way, or defame their reputation. Humboles (talk) 08:29, 8 January 2016 (UTC)