Anti Trump bias in the Irish Media

Paddy Sarkozy

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It's not so much an anti-Trump bias as a pro-Clinton one. Every second journo or broadcaster referred to 'Hillary' (like they're best friends), or embarrassingly 'Hillbot' (that was Chris O'Donoghue on NewsTalk).

It was a howl today watching venal gobdaws like Fintan O'Toole and Una Mulally implode under the force of their pseudo-liberal ideologies. The IT editorial was a new low in pontification (if it was possible to sink lower than supporting the invasion of Iraq).

Trump is a buffoon. But the Irish media's craven and uncritical lionising of Clinton is merely further evidence of their inability in the round to think independently and critically. I mean where was the sustained criticism of Coveney for his ludicrous first time buyers' (read builders') subsidy.
A lot of the anti-trump crowd are really just a feminist borg, it didn't matter how unfit for office Hillary is, the borg wanted its woman president and it wants it now, no waiting around another four years, oh no, we want it now or we'll scweam and scweam and scweam!
Any kid who ever went to national school remembers the rhyme about patience is a virtue have it if you can, always in a woman never in a man, you might call that desperate sexist programming, and the borg rejects it utterly, showing us that there are now significant numbers of very very angry woman not only in America, but also here now in Ireland, women who have bought into some kind of independence which is really just rebellion against any kind of authority that they themselves have not 'chosen', many of the borg are infected with a virulent misandry which makes it all the more mysterious that they are in relationships with men who are totally blind to the misandry in their home infecting their lives.
 


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The Clintons were friends of this country, that is they got involved here especially in the Peace process. So it is right that they were supported. But Mr Trump owns a Golf course here, and has helped out also.
I hope the media respect the US vote- but I doubt it. The ex Dem left control a lot of it. And one feature of the ex Democratic left is their dislike of the US and US politics. And their love of all things British.
I could not imagine them slagging of say Theresa May or Prince Charles for example.
 

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Last nights Prime Time already a hoot.The Lightweight's lightweight Miriam's first question to a London based prof of politics,'Are you concerned by the prospect of a Donal Trump presidency? And if not why not?" Ok so she didn't say the second bit, but she might as well have..bleedin hilarious..that windbag barrister/irish Times columnist is part of this next discussion so should be fun.
 

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Last nights Prime Time already a hoot.The Lightweight's lightweight Miriam's first question to a London based prof of politics,'Are you concerned by the prospect of a Donal Trump presidency? And if not why not?" Ok so she didn't say the second bit, but she might as well have..bleedin hilarious..that windbag barrister/irish Times columnist is part of this next discussion so should be fun.
Mariam. The Lightweight's Lightweight. Love it!
 

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Two thing -

1. Criticising somebody for boasting about sexual assault, does not make one a liberal, it merely suggests that one is not a horrible creep
1. Hillary probably knows more than most about horrible creeps. She is married to one.

2. Why do you give a fnck what the Irish media thinks of US politicians?
2. There are very vulnerable people out there who need to be protected from pornojournalism masquerading as newsworthy comment. :cool:
 
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gatsbygirl20

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Trump is a buffoon.
But the Irish media's craven and uncritical lionising of Clinton is merely further evidence of their inability in the round to think independently and critically.
Maybe they were actually thinking "critically and independently".

If Trump is, as you claim, a "buffoon" , well his election to the most powerful office in the world is very serious indeed and is bound to cause some media concern--as it seems to have caused some concern in the wider community.

You can hardly blame the media for preferring any candidate but the "buffoon" candidate.

"Buffoon" is your own description, by the way.
 

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It's not so much an anti-Trump bias as a pro-Clinton one. Every second journo or broadcaster referred to 'Hillary' (like they're best friends), or embarrassingly 'Hillbot' (that was Chris O'Donoghue on NewsTalk).

It was a howl today watching venal gobdaws like Fintan O'Toole and Una Mulally implode under the force of their pseudo-liberal ideologies. The IT editorial was a new low in pontification (if it was possible to sink lower than supporting the invasion of Iraq).

Trump is a buffoon. But the Irish media's craven and uncritical lionising of Clinton is merely further evidence of their inability in the round to think independently and critically. I mean where was the sustained criticism of Coveney for his ludicrous first time buyers' (read builders') subsidy.
Dinny is the boss of both the media and FG. Coincidence that he and the Clinton Foundation are connected.
Old pals act in full swing but the internet is not fooled as we witnessed in the US election.
 
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It's not just an anti-Trump thing, the problem is with journalism itself. Our journalists have forgotten that their role is to factually report news, and instead now see themselves as opinion formers, based on their belief that they hold the right opinions on all matters and know what is best for us. Where they ever got the idea that their opinions are of any more value than the opinions of the rest of the population quite escapes me.

I suspect that this trend is based on their wish to be the people who make the news, but they're not willing to put in the work needed to ever be real news makers. I confidentally predict that the news media will soon be dominated by the mutual reporting of the opinions of journalists by their colleagues.
 

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It's started. Honestly, it's time to call out these bozos. Their heroine Hillary has gone down in battle and The Irish Media is almost as one in nailing their anti-Trump colours to the mast.Hell hath no fury like the Liberal media scorned. If the first couple of days is anything to go by then the Trump presidency is destined to be the gift that keeps on giving for those of us who take extreme pleasure in seeing the groupthink of the Irish media exposed.Whether it's today Irish Times idiotorial, sorry, editorial which hilariously quoted Jesus Christ in berating the American people thus "They know not what they do" (OTT much?) to a ranting Brenda Power fuming about the election of a "sexist pig/sex offender" it's time these liberal agenda driven phonies were logged and ridiculed in a manner that fits their fraudulence. Let's be having yiz
Yeah who gives a f@ck about the women, the Mulims, members of the gay community or people of colour who have witnessed their President elect abuse, bully and lie about them while he whiped up a frenzy of hate that has given legitimacy to nut jobs group like the KKK, but yeah let's focus on alleged 'groupthink' :roll:
 

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They desperately want to be part of a bigger story that they have no part in; further, they are imitating their American colleagues in the media.

They could have had a part to play in the election if they had pursued the CF/Redacted angle that was a talking point in the US media, but that would require some serious courage. In fairness, I don't blame anyone for not wanting to go through with that.

They are spoofers. Clinton supports capital punishment, amde constant references to going toe-to-toe with Russia and is closely associated with the war criminal Bush family (which supported her campaign).

There is nothing liberal about her... or the Irish journalists trying to spoof their way to moral greatness.
 

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The Clintons were friends of this country, that is they got involved here especially in the Peace process. So it is right that they were supported. But Mr Trump owns a Golf course here, and has helped out also.
I hope the media respect the US vote- but I doubt it. The ex Dem left control a lot of it. And one feature of the ex Democratic left is their dislike of the US and US politics. And their love of all things British.
I could not imagine them slagging of say Theresa May or Prince Charles for example.
They took €70 millions of Irish taxpayers money into the Clinton "slush fund" Foundation. No wonder they are friends.
A decision on whether to prosecute the CF is about to be made by NY police.
Is there a link between FG, Clinton Foundation and Irish media outlets? The correct answer gets a year's free subscription to INM publications.
 
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They desperately want to be part of a bigger story that they have no part in; further, they are imitating their American colleagues in the media.

They could have had a part to play in the election if they had pursued the CF/Redacted angle that was a talking point in the US media, but that would require some serious courage. In fairness, I don't blame anyone for not wanting to go through with that.

They are spoofers. Clinton supports capital punishment, amde constant references to going toe-to-toe with Russia and is closely associated with the war criminal Bush family (which supported her campaign).

There is nothing liberal about her... or the Irish journalists trying to spoof their way to moral greatness.
There is a shed-load of stories in Ireland they cant or wont touch.

Its easy to go on telly and pretend you are a guardian of the Western moral order.

Plenty of people do it on Pie.
 

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Celebrities in their own heads, nevermind the sheer vacousness of celebrity culture.
 

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Maybe they were actually thinking "critically and independently".

If Trump is, as you claim, a "buffoon" , well his election to the most powerful office in the world is very serious indeed and is bound to cause some media concern--as it seems to have caused some concern in the wider community.

You can hardly blame the media for preferring any candidate but the "buffoon" candidate.

"Buffoon" is your own description, by the way.
Clinton supported the invasion of Iraq. She's a total establishment insider, and as far as I can see a corporate shill. Why so much of our media would lionise her is beyond me.

I wrote 'buffoon'. So it is my description. So what?

The election was Hobson's choice.
 

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They took €70 millions of Irish taxpayers money into the Clinton "slush fund" Foundation. No wonder they are friends.
A decision on whether to prosecute the CF is about to be made by NY police.
Irish taxpayer's contribution to Clinton Foundation? Another scandal that's unlikely to get any coverage in Irish media. Certainly not in The Daily Dinny
 

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RTE commented on Madame Tussaud's commissioning of Trump's figure said they are using Yak hair to create his hairstyle. Possibly unnecessary and a bit disrespectful.

I'm not a fan of Trump, and he said terrible things. but, to say Hillary lost because she is a woman, despite being the best qualified candidate ever and focusing on Trump's deplorable racism is Hubris and will guarantee that the Dems fail again.

Same as ridiculing the left parties here as Knacks and spongers. And FG focusing on GDP growth. Totally misses the point.

Meeja missing the point too completely. Sometimes it is nothing to do with Hillary being cold, or female, or a Democrat.

What rejected her has not been fully articulated , but it was not racism or sexism. Even if Trump is racist and sexist.
 

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This is the Irish medias wet dream.

The anti-American puke-fest that predated Obama went on for years. RTE were only short of mounting a statue to Carol Coleman ffs.

Obama muted them because any criticism would be wacism.

Happy days for them now. It's going to be a shìtstorm of mindnumbing ranting and gutless virtue signalling for at least four years.

Fintan and Una are only dipping their toes in and look at the cringe inducing start.
 


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