Monday 8th October was, shall we say, interesting.
News of my last blog had got to 5 Live. They were on the phone first thing. Believe me, I haven't made a habit of leaving my number with news organisations, but they all seem to have it when they need it. It's quite spooky.
Would you be interviewed by Richard Bacon just after 2pm? About your blog comments?
Not a problem. And that was it, until just before 2 when they called and set the whole thing in technical motion. No researcher asking me for further details. No idea of length of interview. Nothing.
Suddenly : On Air.
Immediately my suspicions were raised as Richard introduced Jackie Brambles as a co-interviewee. Nice move - get the female point of view. Shame they didn't tell me in advance - I never worked with Jackie and we occupied different era at Radio 1. Would have been nice to do some research.
The interview started and it had all the feeling of a pre-arranged agenda. Which would be fine if the participants had received the same briefing. We hadn't. Jackie somewhat ruined their plot by agreeing with me.
From the tone of Richard's questioning, the rush to get everything in and his repeated questions "Are you calling Liz Kershaw a liar?" I knew instantly that I had been trapped. This was not about my blog. But I could hardly do a Gary Barlow and stomp off when such delicate issues are being discussed.
I stuck with it and tried in vain to get my points over. In one exchange Richard asked me "When isn't it a crime?" To which I replied that when it's between consenting adults and it may have been misconstrued as joshing around. That got me attacked on Twitter. Not by people who had listened to the whole interview - but by people who believed a tweet saying that I had disregarded Liz Kershaw's complaint as mucking around.
People hear what they want to hear. I'm male, I was a Radio 1 DJ - so I must be part of the problem. The best comment I've seen is the one on my original blog from Joss Sanglier - neatly sums up his experiences and makes good points.
So - 5 Live.
I agreed to go back on later. They called and said they had had some text reactions to my comments. Would I come back on? Sure.
So at 3.56pm began a rushed session lasting less than 5 minutes. In that I was confronted not by texts, but by a woman on the phone. Again, no warning. No briefing. All over in a flash.
Then the trouble started.
A Mail journalist, who must spend all day listening to 5 Live for free stories, tweeted his mate - another Mail journalist. Neatly tucked in his 140 character allowance, he found space to call me a "prick". Somehow these tweets must have got picked up by a Telegraph writer who published what can only be described, at best, as a precis of what was actually broadcast. This was plastered with a headline claiming that I'd said the Savile "witch hunt" must be stopped.
I was actually referring not to the apparent crimes of someone who should never have been knighted, but to the wider accusations raised by Liz Kershaw last weekend. Which is what my blog was about - and which is why 5 Live had me on the radio.
A little bit of detective work using social media and I quickly established that Susanna Reid of BBC Breakfast had retweeted Richard Bacon's tweet which linked to the Telegraph story.
I may never get to the full facts behind all of this. But it is plain that when it comes to reporting stories, some people are really happy to publish without checking sources.
At about 7pm last night, in the dark, a journalist from the Telegraph turned up at our house and asked if I have anything further to add.
"Anything further to add? Well, it would have been nice if the Telegraph called me before publishing their story. Other than that, nothing." She left.
Tuesday October 9th
Story still carried by the Telegraph. Mail rips it off, changes a few words and claims it for itself. Then, Tuesday pm, The Sun does likewise. Another curiosity, after the Met's press briefing this afternoon both the Mail and The Sun have removed their stories.
I've done my best. I stepped forward purely to defend the reputations of innocent people and to ensure that proper investigations take place. The Met stated that they have 120 lines of investigation. So, hopefully, it won't take long to resolve the horrors of J Savile. And they say that they are not investigating the BBC. So that surely clears the way for the BBC to conduct its own investigation on the sexual abuse claims made by both Liz Kershaw and Janet Street-Porter this week.
As a society we can take heart that things are not, now, as bad as the Mad Men days. But sexual abuse and harassment is all too frequently still happening across our lives. We must get better.
Listen to today's Womans Hour and form your own opinions.