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Kilgore Trout says: October 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm I was unaware …

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Kilgore Trout says:
October 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm

I was unaware that the BBC now employed Keith Jackson. This is depressing news.
Jackson has been on the BBC for a few weeks now. I really don’t get how they think he is of the standard required. So far he has used the station as a platform to champion the removal of the current spivs at Ibrox to be replaced with his preferred choice of ‘real’ Rangers men, some of whom were complicit in the financial downfall of the old club. If there was a vacancy to be filled at the BBC surely they didn’t have to scrape the barrel to this extent?

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tomtom says:
October 3, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Jackson is however still a fud. He kept going on about how Green et al had basically conned everyone. If only he’d read this and other forums he could have found that out a long time ago and warned the bears.
While Green was not applauded up Edminston Drive like Craig Whyte the media, Jackson included, drooled about him being ‘great copy’ as they printed his crap without challenge. There were some notable exceptions like Tom English, but too many bottled it with Green and simply wouldn’t take him on. The Bears lapped it up too. Unlike some others, I have not once ounce of sympathy for any Rangers fan.

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I must admit to feeling rather nauseated listening to Keith Jackson tonight. Whether or not Rangers had a cheap shot at Malcolm Murray in their statement is not really the point. A journalist from a downmarket rag expressing anger at the tone of the statement is another thing altogether. The rag in question of course previously compared Fergus McCann to Saddam Hussein, although I realise that was not the doing of Jackson. Equally nauseating was his contention that McCoist’s salary was money well spent given his endorsement of Green and the subsequent season ticket income. He could have mentioned the free shares McCoist was given and questioned just how much does he really know of what has gone on, but that simply wouldn’t do for a real true blue like Ally.

All in all Radio Scotland have lowered themselves to an unacceptable level by employing Jackson. I do not see the journalistic justification when they already employ enough people of a Rangers hue who are more than qualified to discuss events at Ibrox. Jackson belongs in the cheap, nasty, tacky world of the tabloid, and Radio Clyde would be the perfect setting for his views. We deserve far better for our licence fee.

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TW says:
October 3, 2013 at 6:41 am

To my mind, the importance of the Rangers story is the insight it gives us into the rot at the heart of the football setup, not only at that club/company (as you will), or even Scottish football, but across the global game, from Singapore and Australia to the European game. What would have once seemed to me to be lunatic ravings about endemic wider links to the financial industry, judiciary, gambling industry etc now seem all too credible.
I’m happy to admit as a Celtic fan I’m biased, but I grew up honestly believing Rangers were the subject of preferential treatment from the authorities (both football and Government) and the media. There was too much evidence there for it all to be paranoia. I used to dream what if some explosive information became available that could expose all this, because the media couldn’t ignore it, and finally we could move towards a more level playing field. I still ask myself every day how I could have been so wrong most of my life.

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