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“One Rogue Reporter”

Remember when we were fed the line that there was no Phone Hacking Scandal. There was just one rogue reporter. It strikes me that for a profession which is about observing and reporting, Journalists are at least remarkably incompetent as … Continue reading

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Hell Hath No Fury….

Hell hath no Fury…like a woman scorned. Vicky Pryce does a passable imitation of bunny boiler Glenn Close. Chris Huhne is no Michael Douglas. By common consent, it is a tragedy….of their own making. Nobody can possibly enjoy the spectacle. … Continue reading

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Reporters, Journalists and Mickey’s Mammy

On Slugger O’Toole, Mick Fealty references a piece by Nuala McKeever in the Belfast Telegraph. I think it is now nine weeks since I actually bought a newspaper. Not buying one is as habit forming as buying one. The real … Continue reading

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Does SDLP “Need” Journalists?

I have often thought that I would make a great Press Officer. I dont know what the SDLP Press Office looks like. I hope it has a kinda public counter…….where the great and the mediocre of Norn Iron journalism get … Continue reading

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(Jimmy) Savile Inquiry

There are many uncomfortable aspects to the allegations surrounding Jimmy Savile which have been emerging in the past 48 hours. The first is that Jimmy Savile is dead and neither he or his alleged victims will get any Justice. Jimmy … Continue reading

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Ann Diamond Lives!!

It must be twenty years since Ann (or is it Anne?) Diamond invented the tactic of faux disgust at tabloid newspapers. Classicly she once interviewed Rolling Stone, Bill Wyman, referring to how horrified he must be…..as indeed was she …….to … Continue reading

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How Journalism Works

Interesting post by Mick Fealty on Slugger O’Toole. He draws attention to a Fintan O’Toole article suggesting that Sean Quinn junior, jailed last week for three months is getting preerential treatment in Mountjoy Prison. After just one night in Mountjoy, … Continue reading

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Know Your Journalists…#1Henry McDonald

Great tweet from Henry McDonald, the former “sticky” who writes for The Guardian. “Ireland fans should chant to Croats: Ye can stick your Medjugore up your a***!”. Apart from the fact that it is a bit tacky and a little … Continue reading

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Journalists…..You Have To Laugh

Sometimes the only response is Laughter. A top man at RTE agonises about his own staff….the “1,800 collateral victims” of the Father Reynolds Libel Case. So let’s get this straight. A man was lied about and described as a paedophile. … Continue reading

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Cover Up Culture

It is now part of perceived wisdom that the “cover up”┬áis a bigger scandal than the original crime. Watergate is the most quoted example. The cover up of the Brendan Smyth (and other paedophile scandals) has compounded the misery of … Continue reading

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