Investigative Journal "Wegos Where Egos" put a series of questions to a top CEO of the newly restructured BBC concerning their intention to turn the ill-fated Casual Vacancy allegedly written by J.K. Rowling into a TV series.
For legal reasons we are not permitted to print the questions that were asked but after much debate with Rowling's legal team we were permitted to print the answers which are listed below. The CEO chose to remain anonymous.
(1) No. There are no Freemasons at the BBC and Jimmy Savile was certainly not one of them.
(2) No. The BBC had nothing whatever to do with promoting J.K.Rowling to the position of great literary icon to fill the gap left by Roald Dahl. She got there on her own merits.
(3) No. The resolve to do the series despite the book's bad reviews has nothing whatever to do with minimizing the damage already done to our national icon's image at home or abroad as a result of what we deem to have been unfair criticism of her book.
(4) No. The series will get the same budget and treatment as any other series of the same type.
(5) Yes. We are very well aware that the British taxpayer will be paying for it but we will remind you that this is in the public's interest.
(6) No. We did not have pressure from Rowling's political friends nor the Foreign Office to do this.
(7) No. The Public's interest is foremost, not class interest, and I will repeat... the BBC is accountable only to the British public and the government neither of whom has anything to do with Freemasonry. If Freemasonry has a foothold in broadcasting and the media in this country I am not aware of it.
(8) No, I did not know there were over 330,000 Freemasons in England.
(9) No. I did not know there are 150,000 in Scotland and that they run the entire country.
(10) No. I have no idea why Savile had a house in Scotland.
(11) No. It is pure coincidence that her two close friends Tony Blair and Gordon Brown were educated in Edinburgh.
(12) No. I am unaware either Brown or Blair is or ever has been associated with the Freemasons.
(13) No. I have no idea why Rowling lives in Edinburgh.
(14) No. I have no knowledge whatever of her publisher Bloombury's links to Edinburgh or Scotland.
(15) No. I have no knowledge of her Potter editor Barry Cunningham's family links with Edinburgh.
(16) I would have to dispute the fact that Potter has had any input from Masonic teachings or is in any way a vehicle for their belief system. I think it is crazy to believe that children were targetted by the book for any other purpose than to entertain them.
(17) No. The fact that Rowling is seen as squeaky clean and above moral reproach has nothing whatever to do with our decision to do the series on The Casual Vacancy nor has it anything to do with the moral condemnation at large of the BBC over the Jimmy Savile affair. It is not a measure to distract the public from what you call our "mess". Certainly not. Hopefully, by the time it goes to air all that will have blown over.
(18) No. Savile was definitely not protected by us until the day he died because of his connections with Freemasonry. I repeat he had nothing whatsoever to do with the Freemasons. As I say, all that will blow over soon.
(19) How do I know? Just take our word for it.