Phonecall from Peter Rippon - but it's not enough
May 30, 2012 — I got an unexpected call at work on Tuesday -- from Newsnight Editor Peter Rippon. So he does know I've got a job!
He congratulated me on the petition, and apologised "if I'd been mis-represented". He also tried to blame my employer, Tower Hamlets Council, for setting the interview up (at Newsnight's request).
I appreciate the offer, but I don't think it's enough. I still want a public apology and a full explanation as to how this was allowed to happen.
I'm ready to meet the team behind the show in person -- so I can tell them my side of the story and make sure this doesn't happen to anybody else.
Come on Mr Rippon, more than 20,000 people want you to take responsibility for your actions.
Keep fighting for people power!
Politicians and rich CEOs shouldn't make all the decisions. Today we ask you to help keep Change.org free and independent. Our job as a public benefit company is to help petitions like this one fight back and get heard. If everyone who saw this chipped in monthly we'd secure Change.org's future today. Help us hold the powerful to account. Can you spare a minute to become a member today?I'll power Change with $5 monthly