The state of Irish Journalism - Lets call them out

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I've had to spend a bit of time driving earlier this morning, during which I was doing some radio channel hopping.

One interview I heard was about the US presidential town hall meetings last night.

These interviews/ reports always descend into anti Trump rants between the presenter and the guest speaker.
Today we were treated to lecturer Larry Donnelly NUI Galway who, aided and abetted by the presenter, told us that barring a miracle Joe Biden is going to win the election.

Chalk that one down
Was that on Pat Kenny?
Thats fake news, consistently.
Though I also think Trump has snatched defeat from the paws of victory.
 

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Fact-CHECK and thejournal.ie content are mutually exclusive.It is as Kelley Anne Conway , The spokes person for Chief YellowHAIR put it "alternative facts " aka Lies,Makey Uppy ,copy and paste from disreputable sources.The journal.ie is one of the most disreputable shyte in Ireland today along with joe.ie,the42.ie, beaut.ie .
 

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I was wondering whether others noticed the Journal and the Examiner reporting on the arrival of asylum claimants to Napier Barracks in Kent. The coverage is odd. The substance of the story seems to be that ‘dozens’ of asylum claimants arrived and ‘dozens’ welcomed them. The only other coverage of this is from Kent Live and Kent Online. At least Kent Live and Kent Online are in Kent and are responsible for reporting on regional ‘news’. Why on Earth are the Journal and the Examiner reporting on a local interest issue in Kent?
 

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I was wondering whether others noticed the Journal and the Examiner reporting on the arrival of asylum claimants to Napier Barracks in Kent. The coverage is odd. The substance of the story seems to be that ‘dozens’ of asylum claimants arrived and ‘dozens’ welcomed them. The only other coverage of this is from Kent Live and Kent Online. At least Kent Live and Kent Online are in Kent and are responsible for reporting on regional ‘news’. Why on Earth are the Journal and the Examiner reporting on a local interest issue in Kent?
The bit highlighted would suit their biased narrative ~ ~ So thats the Story Rory ! !
 

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Right, except that is blatant bias. Even the Guardian decided to report on issues other than the ‘dozens’ that attended an asylum welcome rally. We are aware from polls that the majority of Britons are opposed to the channel crossings. ‘Dozens’ at a rally hardly presents a contradictory narrative.

An August survey by YouGov found that 49% of Britons had ‘no sympathy’ or ‘not much sympathy’ for channel crossing asylum claimants. Only 44% had ‘a fair amount of sympathy’ or ‘a lot of sympathy’. An August poll by ‘Redfield & Wilton Strategies’ found that 63% of Britons felt that channel crossing migrants ‘should not be allowed to settle in the U.K.’ A separate poll found that 93% of Conservative Party members felt that channel crossing migrants ‘should not be allowed to settle in the U.K.’ Its ridiculous for the Journal and the Examiner, in this context, to be providing publicity for asylum NGOs in an entirely different country.
 

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Right, except that is blatant bias. Even the Guardian decided to report on issues other than the ‘dozens’ that attended an asylum welcome rally. We are aware from polls that the majority of Britons are opposed to the channel crossings. ‘Dozens’ at a rally hardly presents a contradictory narrative.

An August survey by YouGov found that 49% of Britons had ‘no sympathy’ or ‘not much sympathy’ for channel crossing asylum claimants. Only 44% had ‘a fair amount of sympathy’ or ‘a lot of sympathy’. An August poll by ‘Redfield & Wilton Strategies’ found that 63% of Britons felt that channel crossing migrants ‘should not be allowed to settle in the U.K.’ A separate poll found that 93% of Conservative Party members felt that channel crossing migrants ‘should not be allowed to settle in the U.K.’ Its ridiculous for the Journal and the Examiner, in this context, to be providing publicity for asylum NGOs in an entirely different country.
Yes but apparently the vast majority of people in Ireland are in favour of Euthanasia. Did you ever consider they might be lying? Clear majority in favour of permitting assisted dying – Irish Times opinion poll
 

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The ‘dozens’ that attended an asylum welcome rally. ‘Dozens’ at a rally hardly presents a contradictory narrative.
Probably a gang of horny aul ones who want to bring a 28 year old child home to "mind" it.
 
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Mick Clifford has what you would term an "awakening" moment........the day you don't agree with the globalist mantra is the day they set their twitter shock troops on you.
You Notice he doesn’t call Antifa ~ Antifa !

The Antifa Communist Terrorist have Seriously Damaged the Brand in America so this Gobshite has to give them cover here ! !
 

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Clifford doesn't appear to be in anyway sympathetic to the National Party or any other constituent on the 'far right' but he did write a relatively anodyne piece in the Examiner about the Sat 10 Oct meeting at which Justin Barrett spoke and mentioned Antifa by name and wrote that both sides were engaging in violent behaviour.


He has followed up with a podcast interview with Natasha Dromey of UCC on 'The Right on the Rise'. You can access it here under Mick Clifford Podcasts Playlist


Dr Dromey postulates that SF are a bulwark against the rise of the Right but as they move towards the centre there is a vacuum which the Right will seek to fill. Her solution is there is need for discussion of topics that are off limits eg direct provision and travellers in Ireland and then she goes on to say that the direct experiences of those living in direct provision and travellers should be aired. It is however not clear how far the parameters of the discussion she suggests should stretch and Clifford does follow up on that. He did push her on the extent of support for the 'far right' and he did raise the spectre of a few TDs in 5 years time from that cohort.

Clifford asks her to identify the particular elements who make up the far right - he himself mentions the National Party but she doesn't mention any particular entity or person.

Have a listen for yourself and make your own mind up.
 
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Mick Clifford has to "stay on message" with his employers otherwise he'll be shown the door and be signing on ASAP.All pseudo-journos in Ireland have to "do their boss' bidding " or else they are out of work..There are no "extreme Right Wing columnists" allowed in the MSM in Ireland today .Poor Mary Ellen Synon has been cast adrift as she was classified as "outside MSM".Where or what is she at today? She is Persona Non grata as far as MSM goes.
 

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Mick Clifford has to "stay on message" with his employers otherwise he'll be shown the door and be signing on ASAP.All pseudo-journos in Ireland have to "do their boss' bidding " or else they are out of work..There are no "extreme Right Wing columnists" allowed in the MSM in Ireland today .Poor Mary Ellen Synon has been cast adrift as she was classified as "outside MSM".Where or what is she at today? She is Persona Non grata as far as MSM goes.
She wrote an article for Gript.ie in Feb this year
 
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