Woeful Journalism


#1342

I see the perpetuation of Jewish stereotypes in the column is drawing the most heat. Also, Myers needs to be added to the TFK list of Holocaust deniers if he hasn’t already been.


#1343

He’ll be so happy he’s getting reaction from the brits.


#1344

He won’t like been called oirish


#1345

An added bonus


#1346

He could get a column in the Mail out of it I’d say.


#1347

He’s been fired already and the article pulled from the website


#1348

The sub-ed responsible should also go


#1349

You would think so. Myers must have thought he was still writing for the Indo.


#1350

I’d say Frank Fitzgibbon’s seat is feeling fairly warm


#1351

You could be describing mulally there


#1352

Kevin Myers is a cunt, but he’s honest.

I respect that.


#1353

He’s not at all honest. He’s just a dick who dreams up controversial opinions and then writes about them, usually really badly. His sentence construction in that article today is appalling.


#1354

Why should they be?

They work in broadcasting. There is lots of competition out there, it has been shown for decades that the BBC lose talent to Sky and ITV in particular when they reach a certain level of popularity.


#1355

And their career nosedives afterwards.

The Des Lynam rule.


#1356

Pretty much. Well Bruce Forsyth and David Jason would be exceptions.

Incidentally, Des Lyman famously went on TFI Friday around 1998 and Chris Evans kept going on about how much more money Des would make outside the BBC. He then whispered his salary from commercial radio and tv into Des’s ear. Des was off to ITV a few months later.


#1357

On ITV, Des Lynam did exactly the same thing he did on BBC. But when you watched him on ITV, you somehow felt that he had declined as a broadcaster by roughly 65%.

The BBC is like a Cork hurling jersey or a Blackrock College rugby jersey. It feels that those who are in the BBC camp are superior, simply because they are representing the BBC. A good broadcaster will appear great, a mediocre broadcaster will appear excellent, merely because they are on the BBC.

ITV is like a Galway hurling jersey or a CBC Monkstown rugby jersey. It automatically bestows inferiority on broadcasters. A great broadcaster will appear mediocre on ITV. A mediocre broadcaster will appear utterly incompetent, merely because they are on ITV.


#1358

There’s something in the act of cutting to a commercial break that diminishes them.


#1359

It’s vulgar


#1360

On some stations you’re glad of it


#1361

Delighted for the attention seeking prick.