I have scanned this thread & have not been able to locate this little bonbon - though it shouldn't surprise anyone;
UK “publisher, businessman & philanthropist (((Richard Clive Desmond))) purchased Channel 5 in 2010, the same year that the “Treblinka - Inside Hitler’s Killing Machine” documentary went into production.
Quoting the Guardian July 24 2010, Tom Bower had this to say about Desmond’s purchase;https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... kings-coup
Never before has a government regulator (Ofcom) lowered the threshold for the suitability of the prospective owner of a TV channel enough for someone like Desmond to control a potentially lucrative franchise.
Among Desmond's business intrigues and "accomplishments" we read that he became one of Britain's biggest porn publishes in the 1980's.
Almost starting to sound a bit tropey.
On an aside, after gutting channel 5, “philantropist” Desmond sold it to Viacom in 2014.
Viacom is owned by (((Sumner Murray Redstone))). Born Sumner Murray Rothstein in 1923, Redstone is an (((American))) "businessman and media magnate" - majority owner and chairman of the board of the National Amusements theater chain, and majority voting shareholder (together with his family) of CBS Corporation and Viacom (itself the parent company of Viacom Media Networks, BET Networks, and the film studio Paramount Pictures).
According to Forbes, as of September 2015, he was worth US$5 billion.
As for (the now Professor) Caroline Sturdy Colls - the “expert” featured in the documentary, her academic credentials have been pointed out in numerous posts, but are worth repeating, as her position is clearly used to lend weight & credibility to the documentary.
Colls is described by wikipedia as a "Professor of Conflict Archaeology and Genocide Investigation at Staffordshire University, specializing in Holocaust studies, identification of human remains, forensic archaeology and crime scene investigation."
Wikipedia also notes that Colls
undertakes consultancy for the UK Police forces. Her main area of interest is the methodology of investigation into the Holocaust and genocide murder sites with special consideration given to ethical and religious norms associated with the prohibition of excavating a grave.
On Colls "About Me" page at Staffordshire Uni's website, she writes;
I am also the director of the Centre of Archaeology. I teach in the areas of forensic archaeology, techniques in the identification of human remains and various aspects of crime scene investigation.
Of interest is that Colls was born in 1985, so she is 34 years old.
It seems she was put on the super-fast track to Professor.
On what basis did she earn her position, and how so quickly?
If CSC's contribution to the documentary is anything to go by, what does it say about the academic standards of Staffordshire University where Professor Colls is employed & the scholarly rigor of the University of Birmingham where she acquired her PhD?
It's hardly a like for like comparison, but I have a bachelor degree in Education & recently applied for the lowly (contract) position of "Assistant Student Advisor" at a University in South Australia, and couldn't get an interview - yet this clown is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Archaeology at Staffordshire University - at 34 years of age!