Bruce Arnold - Biased and opinionated RTÉ blacked me

Toland

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Director general, please fix our lop-sided and opinionated RTE - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Someighlights:

'Grievious and multiplying faults' in news and current affairs.

RTÉ effectively provide no comprehensive public service in any area.

RTÉ is ignoring its obligation under the 2009 Broadcasting Act to give a 'statutory explanation of "what is expected of RTE in return for the significant public support it receives in the form of the television licence fee"'

Richard Crowley's interview with Enda Kenny was 'grossly biased against' him, contrasting starkly with the soft soaping of the clearly incompetent Lenihan.

He suggests that the new DG, Noel Curran, was at the centre of these scandalously low standards in his previous job.

Could he be implying that we needn't hold our breaths waiting for any improvement?

If he is, then I couldn't agree more.
 


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I mean no harm , brandy and port is the only thing that makes proper sense, and phuck it
 

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so Bruce Arnolds considers some other journalists to be biased and opinionated!
 

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Thought it was hilarious to read these charges in The Irish Independent of all newspapers!
 

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In this light I listened last Sunday to Richard Crowley's interview with Enda Kenny and judged it to be grossly biased against Kenny, with questions delivered with disdain and impudence, calling on him, on air, to do the research work that RTE had not done.


This is an excellent point, and one that Kenny himself should have made during the interview.
 

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In this light I listened last Sunday to Richard Crowley's interview with Enda Kenny and judged it to be grossly biased against Kenny, with questions delivered with disdain and impudence, calling on him, on air, to do the research work that RTE had not done.

This is an excellent point, and one that Kenny himself should have made during the interview.

Crowley is a good interviewer, but when does he interview Biffo or Lenny, instead of the friendly interviews with a certain other RTE man on newsdesk ?. Crowley just picked out one aspect of the FG document and stuck with it,and Kenny should have remindced him of that and asked if he was going to talk about all the other matters- abolishing useless quangos etc.
 

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RTE biased?

NO?!

Surely not?
 

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Yes - there is a certain element of irony there all right
No there isn't really. Bruce Arnold is an opinion writer. He's paid to have an opinion.

And he's not in receipt of tens of millions of Euro* in licence money and has no statutary duty in public service broadcasting.


RTÉ get about € 200 M a year in TV licence money.
 
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so Bruce Arnolds considers some other journalists to be biased and opinionated!
Yes Dunphy was on Newstalk this morning and talking about the bias been shown to Morgan Kelly by Sir Tony's comic !!!!
 
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Director general, please fix our lop-sided and opinionated RTE - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Someighlights:

'Grievious and multiplying faults' in news and current affairs.

RTÉ effectively provide no comprehensive public service in any area.

RTÉ is ignoring its obligation under the 2009 Broadcasting Act to give a 'statutory explanation of "what is expected of RTE in return for the significant public support it receives in the form of the television licence fee"'

Richard Crowley's interview with Enda Kenny was 'grossly biased against' him, contrasting starkly with the soft soaping of the clearly incompetent Lenihan.

He suggests that the new DG, Noel Curran, was at the centre of these scandalously low standards in his previous job.

Could he be implying that we needn't hold our breaths waiting for any improvement?

If he is, then I couldn't agree more.
That bit has to be tongue in cheek - he asked Enda, the FG leader to explain some high level detail of FG policy - and Enda failed dismally. So Crowley, quite properly, pursued him on the matter
 

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Sorry Bruce but you write for the Sindo so you have no hope of being taken seriously about self-opinionated people, bias or poor research.

EDIT: Should have said he writes for the Indo. Nods to Tomas Mór.
 
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Tomas Mor

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Sorry Bruce but you write for the Sindo so you have no hope of being taken seriously about self-opinionated people, bias or poor research.

He writes for the Indo, which is not the Sindo in fairness, even though both probably skip to same ringmaster, Sir Anto.
 


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