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The Last Word

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  • Registered Users Posts: 998 ✭✭✭fire_man


    Agree total rubbish it was.Only tuned in for sports after 6.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,879 ✭✭✭dominatinMC


    Notwithstanding the fact that Zara King is a brutal presenter, you raise a valid point about the "cosy chats". I see it across most stations now, trying to make "personalities" out of the support staff. Be it AA roadwatch announcers, news anchors, they all seem to want their few mins of fame and to make a name for themselves. Who could blame them I suppose, but there's been an editorial decision somewhere to drive this. Find it very annoying, just do your job and move on would be my mantra.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,803 ✭✭✭kksaints


    As much as people complain about Matt Cooper the quality of the Last Word noticeably drops when he isn't there. Ian Guider is probably best of the rest but he's still way off Matt. Zara King and Nathan Murphy are awful hosts.



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,393 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN


    It's pretty poor even with MC, a shadow of its former self.



  • Registered Users Posts: 233 ✭✭Shan Doras


    Do you remember when Kevin Myers was the speed dial substitute host ?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 998 ✭✭✭fire_man


    Dunphy in his heyday was very good.I remember he was missing alot though at the time.



  • Registered Users Posts: 116 ✭✭Chun the Unavoidable




  • Registered Users Posts: 233 ✭✭Shan Doras


    Yep Dunphy used to have more time off than RTE hosts. I remember around 2001, he was off air for about 6 months, was rumoured that he was in rehab



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,913 ✭✭✭✭BPKS


    Roe McDermott was on the film slot yesterday and ended up talking about some Francis Ford Coppella produced film that seems to have run into a lot of problems (and these problems seemed to be music to Roes ears).

    It ended with Roe telling us about an allegation that the producer tried to kiss some of the scantily clad extras.

    She seems to be getting back on the #ibelieveher horse after being off it for a few years.



  • Registered Users Posts: 615 ✭✭✭sportsfan90


    I don’t know anything about Roe, the only time I’ve ever encountered her is whenever she’s on the Week Trending slot. Every single time she’s on she repeatedly mentions the same things - misognyny, patriarchy, racism, homophobia etc.

    I’m not for a second denying all those things exist and are a problem, but she shoehorns them in to every single topic even when you think it’s not possible. I can’t help but get the feeling that Roe would blame the wet spring we’ve had on the patriarchy aswell.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,393 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN


    She wasn't so vocal when a certain close relative was in court for dodgy stuff.



  • Registered Users Posts: 233 ✭✭Shan Doras


    It's a pity that nobody has ever uploaded old episodes from the Dunphy era online. 1997-2002, Dunphy's last word got a lot of younger listeners interested in politics,



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,393 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN


    Funny...Cal Thomas just bitch slapped MC.

    And he was right. Marion McKeown spoke for a few minutes uninterrupted, as soon as Cal speaks, MC interrupts.



  • Registered Users Posts: 23,430 ✭✭✭✭pjohnson


    He throws that hissy fit nearly every week. Hes still incredibly sensitive about sweet Donnie but nowhere near as bad as he used to be.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,359 ✭✭✭Tork


    I'm surprised Cal still comes onto the show despite the way he's treated. I don't share much common ground with him but I believe we still need to hear how your average Republican voter sees the world.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,792 ✭✭✭robo




  • Registered Users Posts: 540 ✭✭✭PhoneMain


    In fairness to Cal, Matt is ridiculously quick to cut across him and Cal can criticise Trump, way more than Marion would criticise Biden.

    Was listening to Paths to Power last week, Matt said that he detests vox pops and wont allow them. Funny then that Zara King encourages voice notes which are similiar enough to vox pops!



  • Registered Users Posts: 998 ✭✭✭fire_man


    Heard that on podcast, Zara will not be impressed!



  • Registered Users Posts: 116 ✭✭Chun the Unavoidable


    Cal and Matt are friends according to each of them, so he is probably just narky from old age and having to do the spot at the early time of the day for him (depending where in the states he is).

    Cal can wax and wane with the best of them though on Trump, he will be one of Trumps defenders if he gets the WH as he was during the Trump presidency and then "both sides" the arse out of everything when Trump is doing something really outrageous that he cant defend.



  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭Conovski


    I used to like MC, and his podcast with Yates is interesting, although there was some noticeable editing of a recent episode "immigration once again" to remove a very questionable assertion made. Originally dropped on 26 April, edited and reuploaded on 9 May. Video version removed from YouTube completely too



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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,430 ✭✭✭✭pjohnson


    Cal is fine at giving opposing views and does appear to get on well enough with both Matt and Marian. He just has a blind spot for Trump that triggers him.



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,393 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN


    What was said? I think it's unfair for broadcasters to go back and edit things they say.

    Stand by your convictions, don't edit yourself into everyone's good books.

    Was it MC who said it? Wouldn't surprise me. Doesn't like to offend anyone these last few years, barely says anything controversial any more.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,359 ✭✭✭Tork




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,879 ✭✭✭dominatinMC


    Lads, Matt is a gimp. And the show is a pale shadow of it's former self. Sin é.



  • Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭dmn22


    Am I the only one who can't stick Ian Guider's voice and his inability to pronounce his th's.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,913 ✭✭✭✭BPKS


    The Tech fella talks like a male Miriam O Callaghan. His voice gets higher at the end of each sentence.



  • Registered Users Posts: 749 ✭✭✭gym_imposter


    Cal is a hack so makes sense he's friends with Cooper

    Seriously though while he comes across as likeable enough,you never hear anything you don't expect to from Cal Thomas, he's your typical Israel loving one eyed conservative media hack who's no threat to anyone in power

    Just like Matt Cooper



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,176 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    Paul McLoone was on the culture club today, a reminder of him and the eclectic music he played, but was also a decent segment with Matt.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,913 ✭✭✭✭BPKS


    Thanks, I must listen back.

    Paul was treated disgracefully by his former employers but I suppose it showed us the direction that Bauer was taking (and then they later "neutered" Ed Smyth as another poster put it).

    Paul was very gracious, there was no bitter interview after but maybe that's cos his son still works for Todaym FM.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,359 ✭✭✭Tork


    Paul has nothing to be gained from bitching about his former employers. As much as anything else, potential employers like people with a good attitude. I would be very surprised if Louise McSharry, who famously bitched about her departure from 2FM, ever gets another radio job.



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