In 1991, BBC-TV broadcast the foundation of the big anorak lie now trumpeted by Malcolm Smith with his two begging bowls that ask for your cash.
Malcolm disguises his intention this way:
First he has a ship which has become a rusting hulk that has absolutely nothing to do with the 1964-1967 story of 'Radio Caroline'. So Malcolm claims that it is the "Home of Radio Caroline". No it isn't, it is the home of Malcolm Smith's big lie that he uses to solicit money from really silly anoraks. To give his swindle an air of respectability, Malcolm Smith has obtained charity status for it under the laws of England.
Second, Malcolm Smith already filed fake registration papers with UK Companies House to create a limited company, again, under the laws of England. Malcolm Smith accomplished this by at one point filing as two different people: 1) a fake identity of 'Peter Moore' who does not and never has existed; 2) using his real name of Malcolm Smith.
With what seems to be two official stamps of approval upon his fraudulent claims (a limited company and an official charity), he then set forth to make his claims work for him in soliciting money. To do this, Malcolm Smith began a creeping plan of attention-getting by using the eponymous name of 'Radio Caroline' for a fake and tiny and insignificant radio station. With his foot in the door, Malcolm Smith applied for a power increase, and got it. He also applied to take over another station which he also named 'Caroline', and he succeeded in that as well.
Then along came Paul Alexander Rusling who was receiving our 'Caroline Investigation' newsletter - free of charge. Rusling made two visits in person to our embryonic new library in Scotland. In order to undermine our research and bolster Malcolm Smith's fraudulent enterprise, Rusling published a book which he called a 'bible' and which is nothing more than a sales piece for Malcolm Smith's enterprise. He achieves this by falsely claiming that the 1964-1967 venture called 'Radio Caroline' still continues on the air today.
By linking the story of the 1964-1967 'Radio Caroline' to Malcolm Smith's eponymous fraud.
But the main goal of Rusling was to undermine this research project by taking our documentation at that time, and then hammering it into a matrix of falsehood that bolstered the idiotic and childish claims of the con man known as Ronan O'Rahilly. In that way we would, Smith hoped, be neutralized and have no impact upon his solicitations for monetary support using thousands of pounds of free advertising in stories published by the mainstream press, and broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation. All of them have been used by Malcolm Smith to make the false claim that 'Caroline Continues', even though it doesn't: That claim is a lie.
Then Malcolm Smith came out swinging and began making personal attacks on one of the researchers in this investigation into the true origins of the 1964-1967 'Radio Caroline', and this was attached to the line that he and Rusling were more acquaintances rather than conspirators seeking to defraud the general public.
But as you can see in the video above, the fake story began as a novel called 'Rocking the Boat' that was written by Ian Cowper Ross in 1990, and published with help from his aristocratic mother-in-law, and promoted in the pages of the Establishment magazine called 'Tatler'. Then that novel was aired with calculated revisions in 1991, in a BBC-TV documentary called 'A Pirates Tale' in which Ian Cowper Ross implied that his 1990 novel was in fact his autobiography, meaning that it was a true account about the start of 'Radio Caroline'.
As the video above shows, an American named Stephen Christopher Moore claims that he had a flat mate named Ian Cowper Ross who had a rich father. It is an important part of this swindle to note that Ian Cowper Ross only refers to his 'Daddy' who he never identifies by name. Stephen Christoper Moore also says that he had another friend named Ronan O'Rahilly. Because O'Rahilly had an idea needing financing, Stephen Christoper Moore introduced O'Rahilly to Ian Cowper Ross whose father financed ideas.
According to Ian Cowper Ross on the 1991 BBC-TV program, and using the text of his 1990 novel to explain the sequence of events that followed the introduction by Stephen Christoper Moore, the three of them met at the 'Kenya' coffee shop. However, some time before this supposed meeting, that coffee shop had been renamed 'Kenco', as our video clearly shows.
This is where the bait-and-switch swindle turns the text of the novel into the script of the documentary. In the novel, the names of Moore, O'Rahilly and Ross do not appear. Three other characters are named with what might be construed as cover names for Moore, O'Rahilly and Ross.
On the BBC-TV documentary, Stephen Christopher Moore identifies himself, Ronan O'Rahilly and Ian Cowper Ross as the three individuals in question, but never does Moore link what he is saying to the 1990 novel. Neither does Ian Cowper Ross.
Upon arrival at Hindhead near Hazelmere, Surrey, which is where the real father of Ian Cowper Ross lived, the three fictitious characters pile out on the car and the Irish character in the novel begins addressing the character they have come to see by the name of 'Jimmy'. Because the novel says that this man's surname is 'Shaw', then his first name must by 'Jimmy', even though those two names are never connected together in the novel.
On the 1991 BBC-TV documentary, Ian Cowper Ross is careful to always call his father 'Daddy', and not 'Jimmy', but he does begin the process of blurring the 1990 novel with his 1991 delivery on television. It is only when the floodgate of books and magazine and newspapers articles begin to appear after the 1991 BBC-TV documentary, that Ian Cowper Ross begins to give interviews to people like Ray Clark.
When talking to Ray Clark by answering questions, Ian Cowper Ross begins to further embellish his 1990 fictitious tale to the point that he starts to claim that certain parts, like the drive to Hindhead are true. Like a true anorak, Clark rushes into print, not once, but twice with this blurring of fact with fiction. Because of Clark's work, 'Jimmy' is turned into 'Jimmy Ross', even though that makes no sense at all. Ian Cowper Ross' father is named Charles Edward Ross. To get around that, Paul Rusling claimed that the friends of Charles Edward Ross always called him 'Jimmy', because it was his nickname. Of course Rusling had to invent some excuse for this really silly name, and that was the best that he could invent on short notice.
What makes even less sense is when the anoraks read this fake story and identified Ian Cowper Ross' father on 'Wikipedia' as being "Carl "Jimmy" Ross of Ross Foods". As of the date of this writing (shown above), that is what it still says on 'Wikipedia', which is why that web site is one of the most unreliable sources of information on the Internet. 'Wikipedia' spreads fake information - accompanied by references citing fake information!
For the record, we have already uncovered the true genealogy of Ian Cowper Ross. We know all about his family and where they lived and what his father did for a living: he sold dry-cleaning franchises. He did not sell frozen food, wet fish or car telephones as many anoraks have now claimed.
That is not the only nonsense that has been published by 'Wikipedia' about the origins of the 1964-1967 'Radio Caroline'. It also claims the following: "Financial backing for the venture came from six investors, including John Sheffield, chairman of Norcross, Carl "Jimmy" Ross of Ross Foods, and Jocelyn Stevens of Queen magazine, with which Radio Caroline shared its first office."
Not only is the identity of Ian Cowper Ross' father completely in error in this 'Wikipedia' nonsense, but the link to John Sheffield also reveals that the writer did not even bother to cite the correct name of Sheffield's company. If the final reference to Jocelyn Stevens sharing his office with 'Radio Caroline' is false, and it is, then the next 'Wikipedia' sentence becomes totally ludicrous, even though it was used by Stephen Christoper Moore in his feature story that was spread all over the USA in its Sunday newspapers.
This is what 'Wikipedia' still claims, even though a lot of anoraks shudder when they read it because they know it is in error: "O'Rahilly named the station after Caroline Kennedy, daughter of U.S. president John F. Kennedy. On a fund-raising trip to the U.S., O'Rahilly reportedly saw a Life magazine photograph of Kennedy and his children in the Oval Office that served as the inspiration for the name 'Caroline Radio'."
But when readers of 'Wikipedia' turn from that entry under 'Radio Caroline' to one identified as 'Queen (magazine)', they then read: "In the late 1950s, under the editorship of Beatrix Miller, it was restyled to serve a younger readership that was defined by Miller in a style-sheet. .... Beatrix Miller's targeted reader .... was named 'Caroline' .... Stevens helped to finance a pirate radio ship project that was also named Caroline with the initial intention of extending the targeted reader as the targeted listener. When Radio Caroline first went on the air (from a ship that was also renamed Caroline), it operated from the editorial offices of Queen."
As a consequence of this incestuous ambiguity that blurs the line between fact and fiction, BBC-TV and 'Wikipedia' are now partners in the fraudulent ambitions of Malcom Smith who is claiming that the fiction of Ian Cowper Ross is indeed fact as proven by the reporting of both BBC-TV and 'Wikipedia'.
However, the bottom line is this:
Paul Alexander Rusling stole our work to aid Malcolm Smith in his fraudulent ventures for which he now claims protection under the embrace of the British Broadcasting Corporation; UK Companies House; and the UK Charity registry in England.
But no matter how loud the crooks scream that fiction is fact and that fraud is okay because of official sanction, we reply that "you must remember this .... It's still the same old story, A fight for love and glory, A case of do or die ...." and while "The world will always welcome lovers, As time goes by ...." the world will eventually turn on those who lie, cheat and steal.
"Dear little anoraks, don't you cry,
The truth will set you free,
Bye and bye."
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