Sunday, April 25, 2010

Google Hollie Grieg

I've been seeing this message around on people's Facebook profiles and elsewhere, but didn't actually get around to doing it until I read this, by Lisa at Renegade Parent. Then I wished I done it earlier: it's something we're all morally obliged to do, perhaps.

It seems to me that the big question in the Hollie Grieg story is:

Why don't the named alleged perpetrators sue for libel?

Especially the ones in the public eye, in positions of public responsibility. If ordinary people are morally obliged to Google this story that's being carefully kept out of the mainstream media, aren't those named individuals obliged to clear their names of such heinous crimes?

And if they don't (as, so far, they haven't) then what are we to think?

Times are changing. Stories spread anyway, with or without the big guns in the mainstream media deciding what they want us to know. We, the public, form our own opinions. And generally speaking, when people in responsible, well-paid positions of public office do nothing to clear their names from specific allegations like this, it looks like a tacit admission of guilt.

2 Comments:

Blogger Allie said...

I have no problem believing that the PTB will close ranks to cover up things like child abuse. I think that organisations like the Freemasons have a long history of protecting their members' criminal activity.

Sadly, there seem to be people on the internet claiming that this story is linked to every bad thing that has happened in Scotland (or anywhere else in the world)for the last twenty years. I don't see how that helps secure justice for the woman in this case.

April 26, 2010 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger Gill said...

I totally agree with you on both counts Allie.

April 26, 2010 at 9:53 AM  

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