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RTÉ Statement on Gunplot

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    Registered Users Posts: 23,513 ✭✭✭✭ Elmo


    Sorry if this isn't the right forum.

    Just thought it might be of interest.

    “In today’s Sunday Independent (13/06/’21), former government minister, Des O’Malley, claims that the producers of the RTÉ ‘GunPlot’ series never attempted to contact him for interview. The truth matters. And the truth is that RTÉ did make contact with Des O’Malley to ask him for an interview for the series. Des O’Malley declined to be interviewed by us and nominated his son, Eoin to take part in the series in his place. The truth does matter.”

    Eoin O'Malley has denied this set of events.

    Is it not strange from a marketing point of view to attach your Truth Matters slogan to a statement, surely if this isn't "truthful" than your slogan is just that a meaningless slogan.

    Would it not have been better just to say

    “In today’s Sunday Independent (13/06/’21), former government minister, Des O’Malley, claims that the producers of the RTÉ ‘GunPlot’ series never attempted to contact him for interview. RTÉ did make contact with Des O’Malley to ask him for an interview for the series. Des O’Malley declined to be interviewed by us and nominated his son, Eoin to take part in the series in his place.”

    ???? :confused:


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    Elmo wrote: »
    Sorry if this isn't the right forum.

    Just thought it might be of interest.

    “In today’s Sunday Independent (13/06/’21), former government minister, Des O’Malley, claims that the producers of the RTÉ ‘GunPlot’ series never attempted to contact him for interview. The truth matters. And the truth is that RTÉ did make contact with Des O’Malley to ask him for an interview for the series. Des O’Malley declined to be interviewed by us and nominated his son, Eoin to take part in the series in his place. The truth does matter.”

    Eoin O'Malley has denied this set of events.

    Is it not strange from a marketing point of view to attach your Truth Matters slogan to a statement, surely if this isn't "truthful" than your slogan is just that a meaningless slogan.

    Would it not have been better just to say

    “In today’s Sunday Independent (13/06/’21), former government minister, Des O’Malley, claims that the producers of the RTÉ ‘GunPlot’ series never attempted to contact him for interview. RTÉ did make contact with Des O’Malley to ask him for an interview for the series. Des O’Malley declined to be interviewed by us and nominated his son, Eoin to take part in the series in his place.”

    ???? :confused:

    And they have now apologised!


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