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Who is Ireland's worst journalist?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,393 ✭✭✭✭mariaalice


    Any cynical ex-alcoholic who fancies themself a writer male or female.

    Haven't read The independence in a long time but it uses to be full of them.

    Brendan O Connor has gone peculiar I wonder does he have an eating disorder he has so many diest related articles on his show.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,555 ✭✭✭✭cj maxx


    There was a sports writer ( I can’t remember his name ) who it was a chore to read . In the SW I think . All he did was write in Similes . He probably thought it was great prose


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,646 ✭✭✭storker


    John Waters. Even before he turned the crazy up to eleven with Gemma, I found it very difficult to get through any of his articles, because you could have nearly half of it read and still not be sure what the hell it was about. I don't know why they keep having him on radio or TV either, just getting a coherent sentence out seems to be beyond his capabilities.


  • Registered Users Posts: 625 ✭✭✭dd973


    Ian O'Doherty, but calling him a journalist is a stretch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,303 ✭✭✭landofthetree


    Fintan OToole.

    Sports.
    Dion Fanning.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,560 ✭✭✭✭Kermit.de.frog


    Didnt she work for them?

    I mean't to say she couldn't make it at the Irish Independent


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Paul Williams. Pretends to be hard hitting but is just a romance writer about criminals.

    It requires effort on his part to obtain the information though.

    Unlike the journalists to see now, copying people's twitter feeds and reddit posts


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Jim Cusack because he is so blatant in his actions but pretends to be a hard hitter.

    At least the boys and girls on the journal know they are peddling ****e


  • Registered Users Posts: 492 ✭✭Aph2016


    For me it's Fintan O'Toole as all he does in his writing is state the obvious. Who do you think is Ireland's worst journalist?

    Amen


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,356 ✭✭✭✭Beechwoodspark


    mariaalice wrote: »
    Any cynical ex-alcoholic who fancies themself a writer male or female.

    Haven't read The independence in a long time but it uses to be full of them.

    Brendan O Connor has gone peculiar I wonder does he have an eating disorder he has so many diest related articles on his show.

    Noticed that myself. He regularly has written diet articles too.

    The mad thing is he doesn’t seem to have lost any weight over the last ten years.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,711 ✭✭✭keano_afc


    Can only assume Ellen Coyne hasn't got a mention because she's a cheap activist rather than a journalist. I'm still nominating her though.

    And Barry Egan, obviously.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,361 ✭✭✭✭Galwayguy35


    Amanda Brunker.

    She isn't a great singer either.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,445 ✭✭✭Rodney Bathgate


    Amanda Brunker.

    She isn't a great singer either.

    You needed to get that off your chest...


  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭Jim Root


    Una, always Una.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,361 ✭✭✭✭Galwayguy35


    You needed to get that off your chest...

    Maybe thats why her articles are so bad, the funbags always get in the way.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,515 ✭✭✭Outkast_IRE


    davo2001 wrote: »
    She's an author (and a bad one at that amongst other things), definitely not a journalist

    Tell that to her Irish examiner articles I have the misfortune of coming across every week


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,094 ✭✭✭.anon.


    Dial Hard wrote: »
    Leo Sherlock.

    Although describing him as a journalist is probably pushing it.

    He's just a lad with a Wordpress blog who bought himself a load of Facebook followers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,324 ✭✭✭JustAThought


    RTE

    All of them & their lazy trough foddering writing & government kowtowing ‘journalistic’ ways.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,927 ✭✭✭✭Thelonious Monk


    Patrick Kenny is in no way, shape, or form a leftie.

    Yeah that's a gas thing to say. He didn't want plebs building apartments near him and he absolutely hates cyclists. Which is generally right wing Clarkson type carry on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,264 ✭✭✭MrMusician18


    I'll tell you who, Rod Liddle!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ShineOn7


    How do I Control "F" this thread for "Zara King"?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,568 ✭✭✭Chinasea


    Sean Moncrief and Kitty Holland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,560 ✭✭✭✭Kermit.de.frog


    ..


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,646 ✭✭✭storker


    It requires effort on his part to obtain the information though.

    Unlike the journalists to see now, copying people's twitter feeds and reddit posts

    Good point. The underworld isn't in the habit of handing out press briefings for the hacks to regurgitate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,778 ✭✭✭Fann Linn


    cj maxx wrote: »
    There was a sports writer ( I can’t remember his name ) who it was a chore to read . In the SW I think . All he did was write in Similes . He probably thought it was great prose

    There was a sports writer(I can remember his name) who was a pleasure to read. In the Evening Press, he wrote in similes and it was great prose.

    Con Houlihan was his name.
    RIP


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ShineOn7


    Amanda Brunker.


    Surely the likes of her are just fronts for journalist ghostwriters?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 548 ✭✭✭JasonStatham


    Probably Matt Cooper. He's annoying af. Doesn't he have some show lately.. Ireland Vs Trump. Yeah cos the whole country wants to be Vs Trump

    (not a Trump supporter btw)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,426 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    Barry Egan, if you can call him one


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,445 ✭✭✭Rodney Bathgate


    he absolutely hates cyclists.

    He has just gone up in my estimation.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,927 ✭✭✭✭Thelonious Monk


    He has just gone up in my estimation.

    ah here leave it ou'!


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