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The state of Irish Journalism - Lets call them out

Karloff

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I've only just now discovered this excellent channel. Video explains how journalists are mediocre people with artificially high status. That's why they are so protective of the system.


Not many professions require a high IQ to get ahead in truth but journalism most of all is tainted by this problem. 100 years ago in journalism brains really helped, if you discovered something and laid it out you could change the world. Nowadays Epstein kills himself while on suicide watch and you can only succeed as a 'journalist' if you either ignore it or accept it really was suicide, in other words success=stupidity. A few corporations own most media outlets, in Ireland this 'profession' is like a private members club or a Freemason society, the same 'opinion' from each and every one of them and they are incapable of true honesty for very basic reasons it would kill their careers!
 
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Good article. It took long enough for someone to clearly call a spade a spade. She's absolutely bang on.
You support paedophilia?
 
Jul 12, 2020
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Poor cucked conor just blocked me for literally laughing at the notion that he's a 'journalist'......
I'm gutted...:p:p:p

Well Mr Wolf, Conor has an actual qualification in journalism where are you obviously don't. Instead of being a petty child, why don't you engage with him and use your intellect to challenge him.
 
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the rot in irish journalism is all about money.

we have wage-slaves all terrified of getting the sack and finding themselves stacking shelves at a supermarket. Whereas the previous week they wore a suit and sat at a Parliament/Vatican/science conference/google launch. Journo's are all a cog in a machine.

if all journo's were either super wealthy or part-timers on the dole and working for free ..... maybe the truth would out.
 

Peter Schlemihl

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Sorcha Pollak. Deserves a whole thread for her efforts to promote Ireland becoming less Irish.

Its wonderful you know that we have so many people from the third world on welfare in small Irish villages.

The ‘New to the Parish’ column is undeniable bias. It is genuinely close to propaganda. The subject itself is fine, the frequency with which the subject is covered is the issue. Asylum in general is covered atrociously. Consider the countless articles that assiduously reference the length of time that asylum seekers stay in direct provision without once noting that the average length of time for a decision is 12-18 months or that a third of asylum seekers are currently waiting on an appeal or that only 60% of asylum seekers that are granted protection are granted refugee status. I remember quite a few articles commenting on the fact that there were fire hazards in asylum centres. This was indeed true, the information was from an RIA report. However, the articles failed to mention that it was asylum seekers that were responsible for the fire hazards in the first place. In order to cook in their rooms, asylum seekers had disabled the fire alarms. I mentioned it elsewhere on here, articles with incorrect information on asylum statistics have been published as well. An article in the Irish Examiner stated that the acceptance rate for asylum seekers in 2018 was 85%, a subsequent report by the Sunday Business Post found that the actual acceptance rate in 2018 was 30%. The figures referenced by the Examiner were misleading and despite that, the Examiner failed to amend the article. The coverage of asylum is incredibly poor. It wasn’t always the case, there was a time when compassion and understanding for the truly persecuted could go hand-in-hand with criticism and disparagement of the undeniably fraudulent. Not so now.



Irish Examiner’s deception is on page 62



https://www.esri.ie/system/files/publications/SUSTAT84.pdf



What would the Irish Times make of this today?



Nigerians who pose as refugees are doing a disservice to themselves and their country
 

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The ‘New to the Parish’ column is undeniable bias. It is genuinely close to propaganda. The subject itself is fine, the frequency with which the subject is covered is the issue. Asylum in general is covered atrociously. Consider the countless articles that assiduously reference the length of time that asylum seekers stay in direct provision without once noting that the average length of time for a decision is 12-18 months or that a third of asylum seekers are currently waiting on an appeal or that only 60% of asylum seekers that are granted protection are granted refugee status. I remember quite a few articles commenting on the fact that there were fire hazards in asylum centres. This was indeed true, the information was from an RIA report. However, the articles failed to mention that it was asylum seekers that were responsible for the fire hazards in the first place. In order to cook in their rooms, asylum seekers had disabled the fire alarms. I mentioned it elsewhere on here, articles with incorrect information on asylum statistics have been published as well. An article in the Irish Examiner stated that the acceptance rate for asylum seekers in 2018 was 85%, a subsequent report by the Sunday Business Post found that the actual acceptance rate in 2018 was 30%. The figures referenced by the Examiner were misleading and despite that, the Examiner failed to amend the article. The coverage of asylum is incredibly poor. It wasn’t always the case, there was a time when compassion and understanding for the truly persecuted could go hand-in-hand with criticism and disparagement of the undeniably fraudulent. Not so now.



Irish Examiner’s deception is on page 62



https://www.esri.ie/system/files/publications/SUSTAT84.pdf



What would the Irish Times make of this today?



Nigerians who pose as refugees are doing a disservice to themselves and their country

Sorcha Pollak is daughter of Andy Pollak, an immigrant Jew to Ballymena who at some point got jiggy with Doireann Ui Bhriain who presented Eurovision the year Bucks Fizz whipped their skirts off in the RDS and produced the boul Sorcha.

I have no comment to make other than this: They'll miss us when we're gone.
 
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