Twilight of the Elites, UK edition: The Daily Show on the BBC child abuse scandal

Below is an excellent Daily Show segment on the horrific BBC child molestation scandal. There are two particularly mind-blowing details. One is that in 1990, the late BBC personality and pedophile Jimmy Savile, who is at the center of this story and who appears to have abused hundreds of kids, received a papal knighthood from Pope John Paul — betcha didn’t see that coming!

Also extremely disturbing is that Mark Thompson, the former BBC director general who oversaw much of this s***show, is the incoming CEO of the New York Times. Talk about failing upwards! Chris Hayes, call your office!!

Kathleen Geier

Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She blogs at Inequality Matters. Find her on Twitter: @Kathy_Gee