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13-03-2012, 17:05   #1
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Is Boards.ie subversive to the state?

So says Senator Mark McSharry today in the Senate:

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I do have a question I'm calling for a debate in the context of that eh I'm making a point. It's the same in eh we all want free speech when people are tweeting or texting or online where we have Boards.ie and Politics.ie, for me frankly that doesn't amount to free speech what it amounts to is leaglised subversion of the state. I think it's fundamentally wrong. What we need is somebody some media that reports that facts because as we often praise eh the people of this country for being amongst the most educated in the world and my god they're prepared to make their own decision based on the facts if presented not as presented by the editorial staff within RTE or whatever news media and finally can I say and this is a very worrying issue and I intend to raise it privately with the leader and all should be aware there's a very major news agency in this country in charge of quite a few regional newspapers who have instructed that there staff not to print any news releases from members of Seanad Eireann and I think that is something we need to address.


Senator Marc McSharry in the Seanad during the Order of Business
Lot of this ****e seems to be coming out recently, seems like the boys aren't a fan of boards.

I don't believe sites such as this (and a political website based in ireland when I viewed the link) are subversive, indeed I think they are great because they allow people to put their opinions across without any of the other ****e that goes with it.
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Holding politicians accountable for their actions is subversion. Everyone knows that.
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No, idiot politicians are much more subversive, making the government look bad from inside.

BRING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT!!
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Legalised subversion?

Of the state?


Is this man a ****wit or something?
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I post therefore I am a subversive?
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Another well placed Sindo politician with connections to the printed media giving out about "new media".

I, for one, am ****ing shocked.

Genuine.
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I love reading boards & poltics .ie, Much better than reading the bias and utter crap newspapers on sale at the moment,The politicians are getting nervey as they can see from sites like this that the people have enough and want change.
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People giving their opinions in a manner the State can't control =/= Subversive to the State
Ah he did it under Senate priviledge too the cheeky fooker
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So we are not allowed to have opinions now? Pretty messed up imho.
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i think you're fundamentally wrong, mr mcsharry. how do you like them apples!
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I don't know what to think, really. So, Middle-Eastern countries were bad for trying to censor/control the internet and websites during the Arab Spring, but in the West censorship/control of the web is an appealing thing to politicans here. Because that'll remove the pesky problem of debates or protests or whatever.
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i think you're fundamentally wrong, mr mcsharry. how do you like them apples!
TREASON!!!!
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What a load of ill thought out bollocks.
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Politicians ≠ the state, no matter how much they'd like to think they do.
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