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Who is Ireland's worst journalist?

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  • 30-10-2020 1:36pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 124 ✭✭The_Dark_Lord


    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?
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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭megaten


    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?


    Is Fintan O' Toole a journalist? He mostly just writes opinion columns I thought.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,027 ✭✭✭Smee_Again


    David Quinn.

    Although he’s possibly not a journalist, more of an opinion writer/columnist.


  • Registered Users Posts: 219 ✭✭greensausage


    Gemma o Doherty if she counts??


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,426 ✭✭✭✭freshpopcorn


    Louise O’Neill.


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


    megaten wrote: »
    Is Fintan O' Toole a journalist? He mostly just writes opinion columns I thought.

    His Twitter profile starts with “Irish Times journalist”


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


    Would have to agree on Fintan The Toole being the worst.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,317 ✭✭✭davo2001


    Louise O’Neill.

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


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,701 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Una Mullally, although technically classed as a "contributor" :pac:


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Eoghan Harris, by some distance. John Waters/Gemma O'Doherty don't qualify as they are only fit for a padded room.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,841 ✭✭✭CrabRevolution


    These threads (like all "What's the worst X...") just end up with every single journalist in Ireland getting mentioned.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,573 ✭✭✭✭Dial Hard


    Leo Sherlock.

    Although describing him as a journalist is probably pushing it.


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


    These threads (like all "What's the worst X...") just end up with every single journalist in Ireland getting mentioned.

    And some oddball will be along to complain about “angry men” if too many female journalists are mentioned.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 263 ✭✭PatrickSmithUS


    No contest, Niamh Horan.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,782 ✭✭✭Fann Linn


    In before the lock-Ciara Kelly.
    For pushing her OWN agendas.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,986 ✭✭✭Gregor Samsa


    I am.

    I haven't had a single article published. Nor have I even attempted to write one or submit one to any publication.

    What do I win?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,061 ✭✭✭✭Harry Palmr


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


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


    I am.

    I haven't had a single article published. Nor have I even attempted to write one or submit one to any publication.

    What do I win?

    That puts you ahead of the ones that have only ever published tripe. You may well be the best journalist in Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,055 ✭✭✭JohnnyFlash


    Ian O’Doherty. Angry white man with opinions fires out simplistic solutions and sound bites to complex issues.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,016 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad


    Eoghan Harris. The man is a parody of himself at this stage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,732 ✭✭✭✭padd b1975


    Kitty Holland.

    Completely blinkered.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 219 ✭✭Halenvaneddie


    Paulie ‘the hack’ Williams
    What an absolute vile pos


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,862 ✭✭✭un5byh7sqpd2x0


    Gemma O’Doherty
    Niamh Horan
    Ewan MacKenna
    Neil Francis
    Barry Egan
    Mary Kenny

    All Irish Independent journalists as it happens. More than a coincidence?!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,782 ✭✭✭Fann Linn


    padd b1975 wrote: »
    Kitty Holland.

    Completely blinkered.


    With a similar pedigree as Sarah Carey.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    And some oddball will be along to complain about “angry men”...
    Ian O’Doherty. Angry white man

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,016 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad


    Gemma O’Doherty
    Niamh Horan
    Ewan MacKenna
    Neil Francis
    Barry Egan
    Mary Kenny

    All Irish Independent journalists as it happens. More than a coincidence?!

    Agree with them all only dont think Gemma can be referred to legitimately as a journalist anymore.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,055 ✭✭✭JohnnyFlash


    Forgot about Ewan MacKenna. Went from being a white-label Dunphy to some sort of crank who spends his day being angry on Twitter.


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


    Ian O’Doherty. Angry white man with opinions fires out simplistic solutions and sound bites to complex issues.

    Spot on, J.

    Can’t see an overweight man, with anger issues, ranting against the world, while nobody listens, being a “popular” choice on here, though.

    Wonder if he posts over in the “Current Affairs” forum?

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



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Ewan McKenna


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,585 ✭✭✭smilerf


    I don't know know if he is still working but I remember when I used to buy the Sunday world there was one journalist who pissed and moaned every week.
    Roy something I think


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,934 ✭✭✭DellyBelly


    I'd probably have to say Tom Humphries...


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