|AMERICAN JOURNALIST LEAH McGRATH GOODMAN|
Sunday, February 24, 2013
PIPPA JONES INTERVIEWS LEAH McGRATH GOODMAN
"The Culture of Concealment"
The Jersey Child Abuse Cover-up
An interview with Journalist Leah McGrath Goodman
Leah McGrath Goodman: "It is my stance that just like genocide, child abuse is one of the most appalling crimes known to humanity."
Below you can Listen to an interview given by Leah McGrath Goodman to British radio personality Pippa Jones on iTalk FM's magazine program. Pippa is a champion for children's rights and the rights of abuse survivors. A link to her blog can be found at iTalk's web site here:http://www.italkfm.com/presenters.html#Pippa
This interview went out on the evening of the 21st of February 2013 during their political show.
Leah covers many issues, including "Operation Recatangle" the Jersey Child Abuse Investigation.
Like I pointed out in my previous posting one must never forget the actual victims of abuse or the trauma that they carry through their lives. They have waited a very long time for a Committee of Enquiry to be brought to fruition. Why is this?
When I asked Leah for a statement as to how she would be approaching her investigation into Jersey she pointed me to this piece that appeared in Vanity Fair this august. I think it is self explanatory:
When CNN’s chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, reported from Bosnia early in her career, she was accused of bias when she passionately claimed that there was clear evidence of genocide. “If I had been reporting World War II, would I have had to say in the name of objectivity, ‘Poor Mr. Hitler, he has a point'? No, you don’t play footsie with the most appalling crimes known to humanity. I realized in Bosnia that, even if it means you’re going to be accused of not being fair, you have to tell the truth.”
[Interviewer]: “Your truth—or someone else’s?”
[Amanpour]: “You give all sides a fair hearing, and you also make it absolutely clear what the facts are and what the truth is. We’re having this debate at CNN now about this whole question of balance and neutrality. At least for me, journalism isn’t about ‘on the one hand ... on the other.’ In the end, it’s about accountability — holding power accountable.”
Leah stated ref the Amanpour quotes, "it is my stance that just like genocide, child abuse is one of the most appalling crimes known to humanity."
I will let you listen to the interview.
Part time Investigative Journalist