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Who is Ireland's worst journalist?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 601 ✭✭✭Tomaldo


    Its an appaling piece of writing for a start.

    In style or substance?


  • Posts: 1,263 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Did he also wax long and lyrical about the deaths of non-'celebrities' from drugs? If so, he gets a pass.



    If not, then I'd have to say yes, in terms of both style and substance.


  • Posts: 1,263 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Looking over the posts, it seems that every journalist in Ireland has been nominated for this particular Oscar.

    At times I would agree with a wide share-out of the prize, but can we have a winner?


    Maybe some sort of collective award could be arranged?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,300 ✭✭✭✭razorblunt


    Thats shameful if she hasn’t the decency to do that…

    Ewan MacKenna, not even a good sports journalist any more , here alluding that Ronaldo and co. takes PEDs.

    https://twitter.com/ewanmackenna/status/1410871699688640513?s=21


    This isnt even the daftest thing he has said this morning …

    MacKenna has definitely fallen into the “old man shouts at clouds” category, he’s a genuine weirdo but he’s been hammering the PEDs issue for a while now and Ali think there’s something there alright. The issue is he’s just shouting it and hasn’t done the actual journalistic work to prove it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 583 ✭✭✭crooked cockney villain


    The UK based 'Dublin Live' that is actually owned by the Mirror group.

    Ah yes. The hyperbolic Darragh Berry.

    https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/gardai-marino-fairview-crime-gang-19799176
    Gardai storm several Dublin areas busting gang in night of terror as one arrested in Marino/Fairview incidents

    Storm....gang.....terror.

    The story?

    A single Garda patrol car arrests a middle aged junkie trying his luck on unlocked car doors in the dead of night when 99% of locals were fast asleep. One, at most two, of his friends escape.

    "Terror" me hole.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,292 ✭✭✭RabbleRouser2k


    Maybe some sort of collective award could be arranged?

    There was, some time ago, an award for 'worst Irish anything'.

    The Golden Gooseberries. I think Amanda Brunker won one, and I think Ian O'Doherty might have too.

    The 'awards' didn't last long. It was meant to be lighthearted, but you know these 'types'... they lose it at the merest 'hint' of a criticism.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/and-the-gooseberry-goes-to-1.1267903


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,645 ✭✭✭Economics101


    Let's hear it for Una Mullally (again). Represents all that is bad about the Irish Times excuse for "journalism"


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,292 ✭✭✭RabbleRouser2k


    Let's hear it for Una Mullally (again). Represents all that is bad about the Irish Times excuse for "journalism"

    I heard...

    I'm just not going to bring myself to read that article... I know it would make me angry, I just don't want to put myself through that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,244 ✭✭✭Brid Hegarty


    Just listened to her on a Matt Cooper podcast about international women's day which came on by accident after the previous pod cast I played. Jesus she sounded mad as a box of frogs. I actually went back an scrutinised some of it.

    At one point she said "... and increasingly women" quickly interrupts herself "well you know, two incomes are needed in the household to pay the rent, to pay mortgages and that kind of thing, so women are, in my life I can tell you generally up from half 6 / 7 in the morning and working all the way through to 9 or 10 at night trying to cover the double shift". She meant that the other shift is house work and kids.

    Then goes onto say "I know a lot of men do that too, but disproportionately we find in all of the surveys that women do more of the care work, they get paid less, they're less likely to be CEOs, they get less sleep, get less leisure time, they have more stress in their lives, more mental ill health, more self harm...". I think she was getting a bit ahead of herself there in saying that the have more stress.

    A few of the things she said weren't worded right. She said "the homeless population in the family population still disproportionately populated by loan parent families headed by women". I don't know what that means.

    She then complained about the guys that were "performatively going on about the women in their lives that are phenomenal, strong and amazing yeah, come back to me when you haven't proved, ah, when you can prove that you haven't said in the last 7 days, ah, you know, 'have you noticed that I've mopped the floor'". 

    It does get you thinking; that if I'm to believe that the vast majority of women around Ireland are doing all the housework as well as working a full time job, then you argue that this can only mean one thing... that all women are push-overs and can be taken for fools. And if women are such push-overs then maybe they shouldn't be CEOs!



  • Posts: 0 Ximena Damp Thud


    I’m starting to get worried that the zombie threads might take over. This is the second time today… spooky!

    Please take note of when the last post was made guys don’t resurrect the dead. The ghost busters aren’t cheap these days.

    closed



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