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Who is Ireland's worst journalist?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 898 ✭✭✭Mike Murdock


    Please do not write 'whyte' or any variation the 'W' word. Forcing POC to read that word is an act of violence.

    Consider using 'w*ite' in the future.

    Is violence performative though?


  • Registered Users Posts: 961 ✭✭✭Hyperbollix


    Ian O' Doherty or Brendan O' Connor. Hard to pick. Both stealing a living and neither of them ever have anything remotely interesting to say.

    Doherty's work is an endless whine about the woke culture wars and BoC is an endless account of a Cork mucksavage who's trying to deal with his refined life in the big schmoke and keeping his waistline in check because he loves to ate Tayto and biscuits.


  • Registered Users Posts: 322 ✭✭plastic glass


    The retired Garda sergeant is his father.

    The GAA club have apologized for the comments made, saying they were done by an individual, not representing the club. But we know that the GAA has a complete arrogance and entitlement issue.

    Just look at the Dublin GAA team who didn't care about the welfare of others when they went training during Covid lockdown.
    No masks, no social distancing.

    Huh? Are you really comparing minor Covid breaches to defending a rapist? I am definitely no fan of the GAA by the way and agree they are a law unto themselves


  • Registered Users Posts: 898 ✭✭✭Mike Murdock


    Language evoles. You probably don't call people of different abilities 'r*tards' anymore, for example.

    Learning social justice is like learning an instrument or a foreign language, it's a lifelong process. No one expects you to be perfect all the time. There are occasions when you will make mistakes, when you will struggle with key concepts. That's fine.

    But you ARE expected to examine your privilege and to challenge w*ite supremacy.

    Except, a lot of activists online won't accept that and will, effectively, bury you for making said mistakes.
    The problem with the Social Justice movement is that there is no forgiveness. Only banishment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,302 ✭✭✭RabbleRouser2k


    Huh? Are you really comparing minor Covid breaches to defending a rapist? I am definitely no fan of the GAA by the way and agree they are a law unto themselves

    Nope, moreso comparing arrogance to arrogance.

    You could argue they don't respect women either, as that club that hired strippers proved a few years back.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,583 ✭✭✭snotboogie


    Someone posted an article from Magill in another thread...

    O'Connor was the guy using the 'N' word, as well as other insensitive remarks regarding travellers (The 'Kn**ker' word) and then tried to start a fight in the middle of the street with protesters.
    (I can't remember what that protest was over.... I want to say 'End Capitalism' or similar... but doubt it).



    Yeah... she dun messed up there. Surprised the UCD 200 folks didn't sue her as well.

    Does any remember Una Mullallys undercover gaydar expose just before gay rights came to the fore? A properly nasty article.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,302 ✭✭✭RabbleRouser2k


    snotboogie wrote: »
    Does any remember Una Mullallys undercover gaydar expose just before gay rights came to the fore? A properly nasty article.

    They took it down-I think she was working for the daily Tribune at the time.

    But it's summarised.

    http://tribune.ie/archive/article/2007/mar/04/open-season-on-irish-teens/

    Aparently she was trying to 'goad' them into saying awful stuff. Alleged there was a sex ring going on, when these fellows didn't know each other.

    It was very scurrilous too.

    You can find some people's accounts (of the article, not the gay hookups) on other sites.

    Wouldn't surprise me about Mullaly. She seems very disturbed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,926 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko


    They took it down-I think she was working for the daily Tribune at the time.

    But it's summarised.

    http://tribune.ie/archive/article/2007/mar/04/open-season-on-irish-teens/

    Aparently she was trying to 'goad' them into saying awful stuff. Alleged there was a sex ring going on, when these fellows didn't know each other.

    It was very scurrilous too.

    You can find some people's accounts (of the article, not the gay hookups) on other sites.

    Wouldn't surprise me about Mullaly. She seems very disturbed.

    What were the explanations from the other people for contacting a fifteen year old for sex?


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


    Surprised the UCD 200 folks didn't sue her as well.

    From a purely philosophical point of view, that would've been a very interesting case. A member of a Facebook group that didn't exist suing a journalist for suggesting that it did exist.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,302 ✭✭✭RabbleRouser2k


    What were the explanations from the other people for contacting a fifteen year old for sex?

    The allegations were that they had been told the account known as 'Davey', or the person running it, had claimed to be 19.
    Since the article, and account, no longer exist, it's hard to know for sure.
    .anon. wrote: »
    From a purely philosophical point of view, that would've been a very interesting case. A member of a Facebook group that didn't exist suing a journalist for suggesting that it did exist.

    Moreso damning an entire institute (and members of a group) for allegedly engaging in misogynist behaviour...which a thorough investigation disproved.
    (There was a facebook group-it was just very open and not private).


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,028 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad


    Wasnt the same article where she said some bizarre speculative stuff about her grandfather and something about screaming for days?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,302 ✭✭✭RabbleRouser2k


    Wasnt the same article where she said some bizarre speculative stuff about her grandfather and something about screaming for days?

    Yup.

    She also used the Paddy Jackson (and co) rugby rape trial to promote her book.

    She's evil.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,926 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko


    The allegations were that they had been told the account known as 'Davey', or the person running it, had claimed to be 19.
    Since the article, and account, no longer exist, it's hard to know for sure.



    The dog ate my homework.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭Wibbs


    Wasnt the same article where she said some bizarre speculative stuff about her grandfather and something about screaming for days?
    That was the one. When I read it first I assumed the author was an angst filled teen girl as can happen, that somehow got the ear of an editor looking to get more of the youth market, but nope, she was in her early 30's.

    I dunno if she's a journalist as such though, more a writer and one that's written a couple of books that were apparently well received so fair enough. The journalism side is for the Sunday supplement "lifestyle" sections aimed at suburban ladies of a certain age and whinge, who have too many cushions, feature walls and racks of candles that can never be lit. If you want shíte "journalism" those sections are the mother lode.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭Wibbs


    If the perpetrator is whyte male you hear all the cries of ‘liar’, ‘attention seeker’, ‘regret isn’t rape’, ‘look at what she was wearing’ from the “usual suspects” but if it’s a case where the prep is a black, or Arab, man the cries are all about ‘protect our womxn!’ and ‘send them all back!’.
    Dear lord, please tell me those highlighted words are firmly tongue in cheek?

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,505 ✭✭✭✭Mad_maxx


    https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-20108061.html

    “Danny Foley, of Meen, Listowel, sat in the dock at the Circuit Criminal Court, in Tralee, yesterday, awaiting sentence for sexually assaulting a woman, having been found guilty by a jury almost two weeks ago.

    A group of 50 people, mainly men and said to be neighbours and friends, trooped into the courtroom and marched up to the accused, in single file. Each man shook his hand – some hugged him warmly, with tears in their eyes. It was witnessed by the 24-year-old victim who cut a lonely figure in the front seat of the public gallery.”

    -Edited to include excerpt for those who didn’t want to click the link.

    That was more about rural clanishness than anything else, a local is never in the wrong when something happens involving a " blow in "

    The victim in that case was a " blow in "

    Am extreme example of clanishness rather than misogyny


  • Registered Users Posts: 675 ✭✭✭blackvalley


    By pure aggressive tone of voice:: I could not stand Vincent Brown. And now it's Matt Cooper.. I did and do not like how they operate.


    So you do not like the way they insist on people being interviewed answering the question they asked instead of waffling on . :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,505 ✭✭✭✭Mad_maxx


    Ireland worst journalist is Philip o Connor who is a free lancer based in Sweden

    Biggest wanker on twitter, blocks anyone who isn't super WOKE like he is, constantly asking why RTE won't give him a job talking about the "far right " threat in Ireland, claims he has written to the RTE General director several times yet she doesn't reply.

    Unfortunately for him the queue of fundamentalist WOKEsters in journalism who want a well paid tax funded gig at the national broadcaster is as long as the dole queue in Rathkeale


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,671 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland


    Mad_maxx wrote: »
    That was more about rural clanishness than anything else, a local is never in the wrong when something happens involving a " blow in "

    The victim in that case was a " blow in "

    Am extreme example of clanishness rather than misogyny

    A mealy-mouthed reply.

    “It is not blood that makes you Irish but a willingness to be part of the Irish nation” - Thomas Davis



  • Registered Users Posts: 18,067 ✭✭✭✭fryup


    any that work for An Phoblacht


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,505 ✭✭✭✭Mad_maxx


    A mealy-mouthed reply.

    i completely condemn what happened , im saying the reason they did what they did stemmed more from clanishness.

    in much of rural ireland , a blow in is always always in the wrong if involved in a negative situation with a local .

    this was an extreme example of that


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,302 ✭✭✭RabbleRouser2k


    Mad_maxx wrote: »
    That was more about rural clanishness than anything else, a local is never in the wrong when something happens involving a " blow in "

    The victim in that case was a " blow in "

    Am extreme example of clanishness rather than misogyny

    You summed it up pretty darn well, tbh.
    Better than I could.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,671 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland


    Mad_maxx wrote: »
    i completely condemn what happened , im saying the reason they did what they did stemmed more from clanishness.

    in much of rural ireland , a blow in is always always in the wrong if involved in a negative situation with a local .

    this was an extreme example of that

    So if the victim had been “one of their own” they wouldn’t have queued up, some with tears in their eyes, to shake hands and hug the attacker?

    I know you’ve said you don’t “condone” what happened but explaining away the support shown to the perpetrator, by a large number of men from the area, doesn’t sound great.

    Borders on excusing. Which I’m sure you didn’t mean.

    “It is not blood that makes you Irish but a willingness to be part of the Irish nation” - Thomas Davis



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,302 ✭✭✭RabbleRouser2k


    So if the victim had been “one of their own” they wouldn’t have queued up, some with tears in their eyes, to shake hands and hug the attacker?

    I know you’ve said you don’t “condone” what happened but explaining away the support shown to the perpetrator, by a large number of men from the area, doesn’t sound great.

    Borders on excusing. Which I’m sure you didn’t mean.

    I didn't read it as excusing.

    Have you heard the Philip Zimbardo phrase 'It's Understandable, not Forgivable?'. (Zimbardo is the guy known for the Stanford Prison experiment, the one that went beyond even what he expected might happen.)

    He used it to explain serious atrocities through out history, as in 'how could this have happened?', and helping folks understand what would lead up to that event.

    It was in no way excusing the events-it was merely explaining how those circumstances occurred.
    Again, 'Understandable, not Forgivable'.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,671 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland


    I didn't read it as excusing.

    Have you heard the Philip Zimbardo phrase 'It's Understandable, not Forgivable?'. (Zimbardo is the guy known for the Stanford Prison experiment, the one that went beyond even what he expected might happen.)

    He used it to explain serious atrocities through out history, as in 'how could this have happened?', and helping folks understand what would lead up to that event.

    It was in no way excusing the events-it was merely explaining how those circumstances occurred.
    Again, 'Understandable, not Forgivable'.

    I’m aware of the prison “experiment”, it’s the one where yer man told the guards to go extra hard on the “prisons” and it was riddled with other questionable methodologies.

    I don’t get how it’s “understandable”, at all. A large number of local men queuing up to shake hands, and hug, a sex offender, some with tears in their eyes, isn’t really understandable, or forgivable.

    “It is not blood that makes you Irish but a willingness to be part of the Irish nation” - Thomas Davis



  • Posts: 6,192 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Paul williams

    Utterly detestable person,who operates as effectively a PRO for the gaurds




    Hugh jordan....implicated in several sketcy sh1t for a scoop.....always felt his/sunday world publishing denis donaldson location was utterly immoral


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,302 ✭✭✭RabbleRouser2k


    I’m aware of the prison “experiment”, it’s the one where yer man told the guards to go extra hard on the “prisons” and it was riddled with other questionable methodologies.

    I don’t get how it’s “understandable”, at all. A large number of local men queuing up to shake hands, and hug, a sex offender, some with tears in their eyes, isn’t really understandable, or forgivable.

    Because in their eyes he was an innocent man, wrongly jailed for a crime he didn't commit.. the reasons there were 'tears in their eyes' was because they believed his lies. (And there were women there too, so it shows you how conniving that individual was). I believe he was just as guilty as the court did.

    You know the stuff where people testified he'd been a 'honest individual, always helpful to the gardai?' Balderdash. He was a nuisance, and often a hindrance, as the gardai later stated. Often lied to em to hide some of the crud he was getting up to.
    Many people knew him as a complete douche, and his job as a doorman meant people went to other nightclubs because of him.
    They just didn't think he would assault a woman, but then again, many of us often don't.

    Did you see the documentaries about the Nxium cult? Their leader was convicted of multiple rapes, assaults, sex trafficking etc etc.
    He's in jail gonna stay there for life... yet there are people who camp out outside the jail he's in, holding vigils, thinking he's as innocent as a newborn.
    This despite multiple women (and children, young girls) stating he sexually assaulted and groomed them. Brainwashed them.
    But they think he's innocent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,505 ✭✭✭✭Mad_maxx


    So if the victim had been “one of their own” they wouldn’t have queued up, some with tears in their eyes, to shake hands and hug the attacker?

    I know you’ve said you don’t “condone” what happened but explaining away the support shown to the perpetrator, by a large number of men from the area, doesn’t sound great.

    Borders on excusing. Which I’m sure you didn’t mean.

    honestly i do not know how you can take that from my post

    what happened in that courtroom was a disgrace .


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 252 ✭✭Wallet Inspector


    Because in their eyes he was an innocent man, wrongly jailed for a crime he didn't commit.. the reasons there were 'tears in their eyes' was because they believed his lies. (And there were women there too, so it shows you how conniving that individual was). I believe he was just as guilty as the court did.

    You know the stuff where people testified he'd been a 'honest individual, always helpful to the gardai?' Balderdash. He was a nuisance, and often a hindrance, as the gardai later stated. Often lied to em to hide some of the crud he was getting up to.
    Many people knew him as a complete douche, and his job as a doorman meant people went to other nightclubs because of him.
    They just didn't think he would assault a woman, but then again, many of us often don't.

    Did you see the documentaries about the Nxium cult? Their leader was convicted of multiple rapes, assaults, sex trafficking etc etc.
    He's in jail gonna stay there for life... yet there are people who camp out outside the jail he's in, holding vigils, thinking he's as innocent as a newborn.
    This despite multiple women (and children, young girls) stating he sexually assaulted and groomed them. Brainwashed them.
    But they think he's innocent.
    Same with Warren Jeffs of the fundamentalist LDS Church (Mormon) - convicted child rapist piece of ****... yet a bunch of followers (male and female) who think he could not possibly be guilty.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,544 ✭✭✭Hamachi


    Sorcha Polack..

    Although calling her a journalist is stretching the limits of credibility.


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