- Aug 9, 2001
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No: Two nurses at the hospital, speaking long after Savile's death, voice their opinions that he was a psycho.Broadmoor staff assessed him as a psychopath...
I'd suggest that anyone who wants to jump on the "Savile = monster" bandwagon should first take a look at Anna Raccoon's archive of investigations into JS here.
A lot of people into music will tell you, for example, that Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols outed Savile as a serial paedo back in the Seventies. Well, he didn't. As Anna Raccoon points out:
"What he actually said at the time was:
“I’d like to kill Jimmy Savile; I think he’s a hypocrite. I bet he’s into all kinds of seediness that we all know about, but are not allowed to talk about. I know some rumours.” He added: “I bet none of this will be allowed out.”
Which considering he also wanted to ‘kill Mick Jagger’ in the same interview, was scarcely advance warning of the deluge of allegations which were to engulf Jimmy Savile."
Raccoon goes on to say:
"...when you drill down into the story, you find that [John Snow] was talking to an ageing punk rocker who had never met the man, never been on one of his shows, and based his opinion on having thought he had ‘funny eyes’ when he saw him on television as a child.
Yesterday I spent three hours with a man who spent almost fifteen years in daily contact with Savile, and who is still mystified as to how he could have allegedly committed ‘so many offences’ without him ever suspecting for one moment that he was a paedophile or a sexual predator."
I would be astonished if Savile hadn't exploited his position in order to satisfy his lusts, probably even to an unusual extent; but that hardly makes him unique, let alone a "monster".