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The media and politics in Ireland

  • 02-06-2017 9:54pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 12,356 ✭✭✭✭


    After listening to Newstalk today covering the election of Leo Varadkar, is the Irish media doing a disservice to politics, the coverage managed to be both gossipy and vulgar referring to them as Varadkar and Coveny.

    Maybe its just Chris Donoghue slightly slimy manner or something trying to ham it up and generate some sort of controversy that was not there.

    The media should not be shaping the news, they are there to be dispassionate reporters of the news.

    Is there far too close a relationship between the media and politics in Ireland?


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 5 landers22


    dobbo was very uncomfortable when hillary won the popular vote but leo was made president


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,544 ✭✭✭✭listermint


    mariaalice wrote: »
    After listening to Newstalk today covering the election of Leo Varadkar, is the Irish media doing a disservice to politics, the coverage managed to be both gossipy and vulgar referring to them as Varadkar and Coveny.

    Maybe its just Chris Donoghue slightly slimy manner or something trying to ham it up and generate some sort of controversy that was not there.

    The media should not be shaping the news, they are there to be dispassionate reporters of the news.

    Is there far too close a relationship between the media and politics in Ireland?

    Is there far too close a relationship with the media and politics in Ireland...


    Does the sun come up in the east.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,356 ✭✭✭✭mariaalice


    listermint wrote: »
    Is there far too close a relationship with the media and politics in Ireland...


    Does the sun come up in the east.

    My point is how detrimental to politics that is, I am not singling out Newstalk alone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,459 ✭✭✭✭For Forks Sake


    Why in the name of all things holy did RTE think it would be a good idea to have Ruth Coppinger on to discuss a FG leadership election?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,356 ✭✭✭✭mariaalice


    Why in the name of all things holy did RTE think it would be a good idea to have Ruth Coppinger on to discuss a FG leadership election?

    To generate a bit of controversy even the 'decent' media have descended to the level of click bate.


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,769 Mod ✭✭✭✭nuac


    Why in the name of all things holy did RTE think it would be a good idea to have Ruth Coppinger on to discuss a FG leadership election?

    Because there is a rule in Montrose to favour the looney left.

    Didn't you get the memo?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,797 ✭✭✭✭hatrickpatrick


    mariaalice wrote: »
    the coverage managed to be both gossipy and vulgar referring to them as Varadkar and Coveny.

    What's the big deal with that specifically? Referring to politicians by their surnames is pretty standard in the media.


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