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Leave Noel Dempsey alone!

Posted by Jason O on Jan 11, 2010 in Irish Politics |

Noel Dempsey: Some people seem to expect him to be shovelling snow himself.

Noel Dempsey: Some people seem to expect him to be shovelling snow himself.

The hysteria over Noel Dempsey’s holidays says far more about the state of the Irish media than it does about the transport minister. I mean, seriously, where exactly is the damage in him not being here? Which decisions are not being made? The fact is, this is classic lazy journalism, playing the man (any man will do) as opposed to actually covering a proper story. It’s like saying that no crimes get investigated when the Garda commissioner is on his holidays. The coverage of John Gormley is no better, where one¬†paper tried to paint him as a snarling ogre. Large chunks of our media are not serving us well. ¬†

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Cliona Doyle
Jan 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Hear Hear! I absolutely agree with you on the issue of hysterical journalism. People are entitled to a few days holidays.

What’s even more ridiculous is that people seem to think Noel Dempsey would actually have done something useful were he here at the time! Give me a break!


 

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