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Newstalk Megathread Nov 2022

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,638 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland


    Ciara not letting Gino get a word in and finding it hard to hide her contempt.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,626 ✭✭✭leath_dub


    Ciara Kelly interviewing Gino Kenny (PBP) on the breakfast show today. She was hostile from second 1. Why invite the man on if you're going to continually speak over him?



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,578 ✭✭✭✭nullzero
    ****


    Poor Gino.

    It's almost as if suggesting that the current government are actively encouraging far right extremist activity or that a far right coup lead by the Gardai and defence forces would be inevitable in the case that a wonderful fluffy and cuddly far left government were elected.

    The man is also charging people €3 to read this rhetoric in a totally understandable charge to cover the cost of printing in an era when he could have circulated his manifesto as a bloody pdf.

    Why should Gino Kenny be given any more respect than someone like Justin Barrett? They're both peddling insane nonsense that preys on peoples fears.

    The guy sounded unhinged, not because the nasty woman interviewing him made him sound that way but by the very content of his own manifesto.

    Gino deserves contempt and people need to know what he and his left wing cronies are actually thinking. They're a danger to this country and if anyone can't see that they're being willfully ignorant of reality.

    Glazers Out!



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,626 ✭✭✭leath_dub


    All the more reason to let him talk so as to demonstrate how unhinged him and his manifesto is. A skilled interviewer would have filleted him


    Ciara is not that interviewer



  • Registered Users Posts: 18,434 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm


    That is the limit of GAA ‘marketing’ I wouldn’t call that hype by a long stretch. Rugby do it much better. Onesided game v Italy AVIVA packed.

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,434 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm


    True to an extent but the difference is the GAA parish boundaries change. Counties can be moved into different provinces or groups dependent on the nature of the competition. In Rugby it is unbelievably stale.

    The ‘triple crown’ used to be ‘it’ yet somehow it’s importance is not dialled down. Meaningless since France were in it about 100 years ago -1910. What do 6 nations Rugby do? They invent a triple crown trophy 2006. If that is not hyperbole on the past 4 nations competition as is I don’t know what is.

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,638 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland


    Ah now, anyone comparing Gino Kenny to Justin Barrett can’t be taken seriously. I don’t agree with everything he says but he’s a long way off someone like Barrett.

    I don’t think he suggested that it was going to happen with the current government, he was in the middle of explaining a process in which that could happen but, unfortunately, he was interrupted anytime he went to explain.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,780 ✭✭✭hold my beer


    The game was in Rome and it was far from one sided. You really need to stop talking about something you clearly have no clue about.



  • Registered Users Posts: 18,434 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm


    I heard Terry Prone on yesterday talking to Pat Kenny she was waffling on about a statement that older people should be encouraged to integrate following Covid. I immediately turned it off. Ten minutes later flicked it on to see if she was finished. Still talking about nothing. Just aimless generalities.

    I then turned it off again. Prone seems to fulfil a role in the media what I used to call the ‘Mary O’Rourke role’.

    Any general comment something happening ring Mary/Terry. Now at least O’Rourke had political knowledge. But for Prone expertise on any given subject does not matter. She is invited on to give her ‘opinion’/‘advice’ regardless. The one thing Prone has going for her is that her job title is suitably vague. I am starting to think they should just shorten it to ‘guru’ . ‘Communications specialist’ is not vague enough.

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.



  • Registered Users Posts: 18,434 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm


    Oh yeah so it was still packed though. Point stands nice jolly in Rome. GAA wouldn’t do half as well at one sided games. Marketing piss poor. But where Rugby goes wrong is staleness of competition. Yet all the Rugby heads watch Ireland v Italy mind boggles. AVIVA would be packed next year as well v Italy- marketing.

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,780 ✭✭✭hold my beer


    If your mind boggles over why fans watch a game then it's your mind that you need to worry about



  • Registered Users Posts: 18,434 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm


    But it was a lopsided onsided game. Ireland giving lads a run out. Expensive trip to Rome.

    Jayus I was thinking if Terry Prone herself was brought in by the GAA - they wouldn’t have filled PUC - Cork v Dublin which was a competitive match against two well met teams. And the NHL/NFL is the GAA’s best competition but it is as if they don’t know what do with it.

    Yet Rugby (without Terry Prone) get the crowds out. Provincial rugby massive success in the last few decades. Crowds out in force - marketed properly. It used to be two men and a dog.

    Rugby gets great coverage in the media particularly on Newstalk with Joe Molloy etc (VM link) Especially this time of year. And the GAA have themselves as barely an afterthought.

    It is the lack of marketing I blame. GAA should be pushing more. Jazz things up a bit. Where is the GAA Matt Williams equivalent? He would hype up anything with an oval ball.

    Last 6 nations match I was at they had flames in the AVIVA flames with the big intro! GAA would never have flames.

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,512 ✭✭✭RINO87


    "Tá tú suas chun dáta" is rearing its ugly head again......



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,578 ✭✭✭✭nullzero
    ****


    He suggested that Fiana fail and Fine Gael are orchestrating far right groups right now.

    He's a crank and very bit as dangerous and delusional as his far right counterparts.

    Post edited by nullzero on

    Glazers Out!



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,230 ✭✭✭Azatadine


    Does former Dr. Ciara have some kind of verbal tic or something? It's not a stutter or anything like that. She's constantly "The-the-the" or S-S-so. I assume it's a tic but it's getting worse.



  • Registered Users Posts: 29,065 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Apart from the "good cop/bad cop" schtick and her hectoring of guests, this is what makes me most want to turn off. It sounds utterly affected - I'm assuming it's not, maybe it's just a habit or as you say a tic..... but it's awful to listen to.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,353 ✭✭✭jprboy


    Similar stuff last Monday morning (Monday February 27th)

    Coleman announced that it was Monday the 27th of January and his co-host appeared oblivious .....

    It's just not good enough 😀



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,015 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore


    Sounds wrong, have they been at Google Translate?



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,618 ✭✭✭Allinall


    What would be a more correct way to say "You are up to date" in Irish?



  • Registered Users Posts: 571 ✭✭✭mykrodot


    I heard the interview and I was gnashing my teeth. He is not the most articulate guest to have on a show, and that's an understatement. He was woeful to listen to, couldn't finish a point or a sentence and yes Ciara jumped right in to finish him off every time.

    In her defence it was almost 9o'clock and Pat Kenny was waiting to take over, Gino's inability to sound even a tiny bit coherent obviously allowed this to happen, too many ifs and buts, hmmms and hawwwss....... I have no sympathy for him, if you're being given a slot of live radio at least have your wits about you and be prepared to make a few points! Woeful stuff!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 571 ✭✭✭mykrodot


    bet she didn't have that "tic" when she was a GP. "and and and and and and and and and...........here is your perscription" !



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,230 ✭✭✭Azatadine




  • Registered Users Posts: 16,015 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore


    No idea but it likely won't follow a modern English sentence structure.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,325 ✭✭✭SAMTALK


    If it's not Terry Prone it's Dr Eva , and saying the same things over and over.



  • Registered Users Posts: 571 ✭✭✭mykrodot


    funny segment this morning when Frank Coughan Columnist with the Irish Indo debating the pros and cons of trying to speak the Irish language. He has a problem with the "cupla focal" thrown around on radio, TV and by celebrities saying they're keeping it alive. Frank's article says it is hypocrisy at its finest, these people never progress yet they are on their pedastal preaching to everyone else about how great they are and how much they are keeping the Irish culture alive

    It seems to include Shane Coleman's pathethic attempt every day to throw in the cupla focal at every ad and news break! I find this really annoying, or maybe I just find Shane Coleman really annoying, he tends to get up on a pedastal about everything, high moral grounding the plebs among us.

    I don't have an opinion either way on the cupla focal being thrown around, but where I live in Kerry I regularly hear true Irish speakers and its beautiful spoken fluently.


    I was just happy to see Shane Colemman being challenged on his smugness, it made my day.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,015 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore


    Pure linguistic snobbery, pretending to know a language by throwing out a few pre-rehearsed scraps. Great that he got called out.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,638 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland


    It should be pointed out that Coleman did say that he asked himself after reading the article if it ‘was talking about him’ but Frank said it wasn’t and that he didn’t know what level Coleman was at.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,015 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore


    Maybe he wasn't a regular listener or maybe he was being nice, but it did make Coleman feel uncomfortable, albeit momentarily.

    It's clear that the level Coleman is at is 'spoofer'.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,230 ✭✭✭Azatadine


    Kelly up to her usual "I-I-I", "The-the-the", "we-we-we" etc. verbal tic stuff again.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,015 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore


    Anton's Mammy whinging about there being too many white males. Nepotism is fine though.



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