We are awaiting delivery of Paul Rusling's updated edition of his book 'The Radio Caroline bible'. For details please see our companion Blog and the related Timeline of events that appears on that page. (The link is shown above.)
Essentially the issue is this:
Ray Clark and then Paul Rusling have both staked their reputations on pushing the storyline of a 'Jimmy' as originally created in a novel by Ian Cowper Ross in 1990, and then inferred by a 1991 BBC-TV appearance by Ian Cowper Ross as being a true story. The rest of the anorak world seems to have fallen into lock-step, especially with Ray Clark, since he has far more credibility in the world of mainstream broadcasting than Paul Rusling. Consequently Clark's writings have also appeared on other web sites.
Unfortunately for Ray Clark, he was taken in by Ian Cowper Ross during an interview that Ray Clark then used in his own book, which he also updated and repeated the same nonsense. Now Paul Alexander Rusling is doing the same thing, except that unlike Ray Clark with whom we have had no direct contact, Rusling saw fit to visit one of our libraries in 2019 just before he wrote his original book. We need to add that he has visited us on more than one occasion.
Rusling originally stated that he wanted to assist our research, but it appears from his actions and his emails that he sent to us, that he thought that he could steal our research, pick-out what he wanted, and then twist it to fit in with a narrative that helped to promote a tiny UK licensed radio station which fraudulently claims a link to the 1964 creation of Radio Caroline. So Rusling published his first edition, and then, in his own preemptory defense, he claimed that we could not touch him in court for violation of the copyright laws.
Having prior experience of the complicated nature of those laws which seem to favor lawyers and their accounts pending more than their clients, we decided to leave Rusling alone on that front, and watch him fall off a cliff by his own actions. Therefore since he is about to step into a Part Two of his suicide by authorship by way of an updated version of his book, we have bought a copy in advance of its publication, and we now await its delivery.
What we want to see is whether he will repeat his own false narrative, or whether he will admit to his own transgression. We figure that it will be the former and not the latter that Rusling will opt for. But since such a short wait is involved, we prefer to wait to see what he does before we proceed in telling our readers what we know about the real events that actually led up to the 1964 creation of Radio Caroline.
We suggest you keep an eye on our companion Blog called "All About Radio Caroline" (the link is on the masthead above, and for the sheer fun of it, that you also read Conversation Central (by clicking the link just highlighted), because we have also added details on 'Conversation Central' that relate to our prior legal experiences with the likes of Paul Rusling. You will discover why we believe that it is better to let him drown himself without cost to us, rather than for us to play an expensive legal game with lawyers, because at the end of the day we would be winning a case against a man who does not appear to have any assets worth going after.
From our prior legal experiences we learned not to trap a dog into a corner when the dog knows that it only has one path of escape with its own suicidal attack mission. This is why we want Rusling to show his hand, but we also want him to know that we have no intention of causing him personal harm of any sort. We will publish the real story and forget that we ever heard the name of Paul Rusling'. But first, we will wait to see what Paul Rusling is about to publish under his own name. We chalk up our cost as part of our research budget.
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