Dear CTV, Members of the Press/States Members
As you have been aware, I have been trying to get answers from the Jersey MSM about their very biased and shameful reporting of the Jersey Historic Abuse Investigation. You can see from the response to my email below that they are finding this quite difficult to do.
Let's not forget, we are on about decades long child abuse in the care of the States of Jersey.
This week an abuse survivor got in touch with me about an email exchange with the JEP. They had contacted the JEP with some concerns. Let me remind you again that this is an abuse survivor. The JEP's response is staggering.
The reply from the editor Chris Bright is simply shocking (or lack of it)
Before we even try and get our heads around his offensive reply I find his attitude endemic of how child abuse survivors are treated, an attitude that is not far off some of the letters his paper has been publishing from certain individuals. What is it in our culture that we cannot seem to face up to and deal with what went on in the past? Is it that the feelings of abuse survivors and getting to the truth come second to the manufactured image of Jersey?
I will let you read the email exchange and come to your own conclusions, but someone should tell Chris Bright to start reading some submissions and transcripts of the heinous crimes that his paper is covering up.
Since my last email I have again received threats but this is the price I am willing to pay to ensure that the truth is exposed and that every person who has suffered at the hands of perpetrators in the care of the States of Jersey can find some form of closure in the not too distant future.
None of the addressees have replied to the question I raised in my previous email. That speaks volumes.
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: ***** ****
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 19:19
Subject: Disgusted Jersey Lady
As I sat & read the jep (which was given to me as I don't waste my money buying it) I was totally aghast & astonished, but then I sat back & thought NO I am not after all it is the jep & they only print what they want to or what the States tell them too (which they totally deny)
As a victim of abuse when I was a child at H.D.L.G & my abusers locked away in Prison, That to you lot is not important, you treat us victims like the States do and that is the Great Unwashed (A person of a lower order who is looked down upon by most of society)
But to you what is important is to yet again persecute Mr Syvret, you pounced on that didn't you instead of reporting on what needs to be reported on, But sadly our Media just want to ruin peoples life & make there lives a misery.
Should you not be reporting on the really important issues like the Lying, Conniving Mick Gradwell who it is known leaked very sensitive information to David Rose, No of course you won't will you, all you are interested in is Trashing the Child Abuse Investigation, no thought at all for us victims.
But should we expect any different from our Media. NO!!!!!
As long as you are making people lives even more of a MISERY then you are happy, between you & the States you should both be totally ashamed of yourselves.
I have kept quite for a long time but I have finally got to point where I am sick to the back teeth of our Media & it is about time you were told how utterly slimy you really are.
I will show just how low you will go :- we were sat in the cafe opposite the Court Building awaiting having to go and relive all the horrendous, vile, disgusting abuse we suffered as children, you have no idea how we felt & you could not have cared less, and the minute you knew it was victims you were shoving the cameras in our faces, no thought for how we were feeling or anything. So if that is not the lowest of the low then I don't know what is.
I look forward to hearing you lame excuses & how you can justify why you are not doing your job & reporting what you should be.
From: **** ****
Sent: 19 September 2011 16:56
To: Corinne Wiseman
Cc: Tina Jewison
Subject: Fw: Disgusted Jersey Lady
Dear Mrs Jewison,
Here is the email I origanally sent on Tuesday 13th September. As you can see below & nobody has even had the decency to reply to me in anyway.
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From: Corinne Wiseman
Sent: Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 15:06
Subject: RE: Disgusted Jersey Lady
Dear **** ****
As requested, I acknowledge receipt of your email of 19 September and confirm that I will not be responding to your vague, offensive and unsubstantiated allegations.