So the two minute BBC Norn Iron TV News bulletin at 7.58am did not mention Laird Laird. It is item #3 on the local BBC News teletext service.
Yet at 8am the story (with that of fellow peers Cunningham and McKenzie) is the main story on the BBC ” National” TV News.
How did that happen? I have long said that there is a narrative that local media cravenly support…unremitting good news. Titanic, MTV Awards, City of Culture and Rory McIlroy. And maybe the local editors looked at the story of the UUP peer connected to the Ulster-Scots Agency and the local PR industry (Laird is generally believed to have started Norn Irons first PR company in the 1970s) looked like potentially bad news.
Thats what Norn Iron is all about. Politics, PR and Lobbying.