What Ronan O'Rahilly said about his life in various audio and print comments that have been previously published on TV shows, and on radio programs; in newspapers; in magazines and quoted in books, are all similar to that script which the priest was told to read at his Mass.
All of it is a mixture of truth interspersed with fabricated mythology based upon lies and deceit which has also incorporated the absorption of biographical information taken from the lives of other people. All of it was then claimed by Ronan O'Rahilly as testimony of his own life. In other words, his words are rubbish!
Ronan O'Rahilly lied!
It is only by finding truthful accounts of the same incidents within the same time and space, and then by over-layering them, that a blurry picture of a truthful timeline begins to appear. The more substantiated details that we can find, the less of a blur we see, and more of the true picture then comes into focus.
Yesterday, taking one incident; that of Ronan O'Rahilly talking on camera in a 1991 BBC-TV show against the backdrop of a 1964 Granada-TV film, and citing an illustration of a PYE product, did we see a typical Ronan O'Rahilly lie exposed.
Yes, typical, because there is a lot more of that kind of material to follow.
Ronan O'Rahilly was the paid "decoy duck", as one MP described him.
He was part of the Pye campaign to force a legislative change introducing licensed; sponsored; commercial radio broadcasting stations that would cover the British Isles. In 1964, Ronan O'Rahilly was a part of that plan.
Radio Caroline was never intended to be a permanent installation, it was to be a brief instrument used by the same Pressure Group back in the early Nineteen Fifties, which had forced the introduction of sponsored commercial television under the Independent Television Authority.
But on October 15, 1964, the Pye plan died when the Tories lost office and Labour took over under Harold Wilson. The Tories had been split. Some wanted to use the BBC in the way that it had been originally conceived under John Reith, and that was to cement British culture among all of its varied peoples into one homogeneous blob. Others wanted to sweep it all aside and introduce competing ideas using the formula of American-style free enterprise.
Labour was also split into two camps. One wanted to allow commercial expression under the BBC banner, but called something else, and the other side wanted to keep the non-commercial BBC and veer it further towards a strictly socialist point of view.
But Radio Caroline and the other commercial offshore stations had created a conundrum, because their arrival coincided with the results of a coming of age boom in British youth statistics. Before Radio Caroline ever uttered a peep, a man by the name of Jack Good had arrived on the scene, and he had sneaked his way on to the BBC-TV program schedule with a show called 'Six Five Special'. That show got the attention of the ITA stations and he was hired away to begin producing full-blown music shows for them. In turn, their productions led to Jack Good being snatched away by a U.S. television network to produce shows for them!
The Beatles owed none of their success to Ronan O'Rahilly or to Radio Caroline.
The Beatles were already big before the first test broadcast was made by Radio Caroline on Friday, March 27, 1964. But therein is the key to undermining the mythology spun by Ronan O'Rahilly about the start of Radio Caroline. That key is found in events that can be documented and proved, by using known and authenticated testimony that exists in other sources of information.
So in 1991, while Ronan O'Rahilly could laugh on BBC-TV as he recited his 'sponge finding' story, on page 260 of the 2002 book called 'Radio Man', there is an almost full page reproduction of a 1955 Pye leaflet for a 'Pye Marine Fish Finder'. It had the kind of 'eye' that Ronan O'Rahilly described, but it was not looking for sponges, but for shoals of fish!
That anecdotal story about fish is not unique.
Ronan O'Rahilly spun many more of these tales and most of them can be blown asunder with true accounts, and that is what we intend to do!
However, Ronan O'Rahilly was not smart enough to do this on his own, he had a scriptwriter named Ian Cowper Ross. While Paul Rusling fumbled around looking for a way to keep alive the 'Jimmy Ross' hoax which was created by Ian Cowper Ross; Rusling decided to lock on to a woman variously named as Oonagh Leigh. But Oonagh Leigh and Ronan O'Rahilly left behind an official paper trail, and those documents undermine and destroy Rustling's bogus storyline.
When all of this is synced with the legacies of Aodogán O'Rahilly and his company called Weatherwell Ltd., the real story about his son and his antics is revealed to be lie upon lie upon lie.
You will learn about the true account right here, and free of charge!
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