Cowen fury at BBC over 'when not whether' bailout claim - Sunday Independent



redzer

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The question is - is Cowen furious because he and the Government have been caught out, or is he furious because the BBC are making it up / getting it wrong?
 

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The Sunday Independent leads tomorrow with a report that An Taoiseach Brian Cowen is furious with the BBC over their reports tonight (which follow Reuters earlier) about the likelyhood of a bailout and bailout talks between Ireland and the EU.

A Spokesman for the Department of Finance said that Ireland was not in talks or preliminary talks.
another jody corcoran the taoiseach said to me as he opens his heart while crying on my shoulder?
 

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The BBC just updated, and basically said that the Irish goverment were doing what the Greeks did, tell their people they are not going into the bailout fund, but actually were.
They also said Ireland was about to join Greece in the bailout fund.
Their economics guy say his sources telling him the EFSF 60-80 billion.
 

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Bless the Sindo and its utterly predictable front-page headlines.

Even though Cowen is allegedly furious, he's not quoted at all in the article. The piece is essentially the Department's statement with a hyperbolic headline.

Nothing new here.

Anyway, why would the EU tell Cowen what they're planning anyway?!
 

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furious at Coveney for revealing he was drunk. Denied he was drunk, but later admitted it..

furious at the BBC for revealing we will be bailed out. Denies we will be bailed out...

anyone spot a trend..
 

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cos they were caught out.also the pic of cowen used on the bbc website is awful coupled with the pic of the homeless man the whole artivcle is typical bbc,look down the nose at ireland,unfortunately this time they're spot on.
 

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This place is like the USSR pre 1989. We have to depend on foreign news stations to find out what's happening our own country.
 

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That's beyond the bail!

Out
 

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This place is like the USSR pre 1989. We have to depend on foreign news stations to find out what's happening our own country.
do you not believe that there was record potato harvest in Offaly? or that that Anglo was of systemic importance! we must no talk down the country or we will soon be in the southern hemisphere.
 

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Do we really care about Brian Cowen and what he thinks?

It's not like he's of any relevance to what's important to this country.
 

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The BBC just updated, and basically said that the Irish goverment were doing what the Greeks did, tell their people they are not going into the bailout fund, but actually were.
They also said Ireland was about to join Greece in the bailout fund.
If this turns out to be true, it will be a final act of contempt
 

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That's just a straight forward lie from you, isn't it.
au contraire tony

Mr Cowen told the Irish Independent he fully realises he is under the spotlight more than ever following his infamous 'congestion' on RTE's 'Morning Ireland' interview.

The incident nearly brought his term as Fianna Fail leader to an end and has damaged his leadership.

Mr Cowen vows the Ardilaun Hotel affair won't be repeated
What affair won't be repeated? His tiredness? His congestion?
 

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Can't see why Cowen would be furious, or even why this story of prelim talks in making headlines.

It is clear that we may need a bailout, and given the current bond market that likelyhood is becoming closer to a reality which each passing day. Given the disaster of the last minute rush job that ended with the blanket gaurantee, which even the most ardent supporters admit was made in the face of a lack of information and in a rush, it would be remiss in the extreme of both the EU and the Irish Govenment not to have some sort of plan should the worst happen.

For the Irish government to try to argue otherwise flies in the face of all logic.
 

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What did Drennan say last week......... "tiny underdeveloped balls". So the impotent rage of this nonentity will be laughed at or ignored.
 

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The Sunday Independent leads tomorrow with a report that An Taoiseach Brian Cowen is furious with the BBC over their reports tonight (which follow Reuters earlier) about the likelyhood of a bailout and bailout talks between Ireland and the EU.

A Spokesman for the Department of Finance said that Ireland was not in talks or preliminary talks.

Gosh this is a tough one. Who has more credibility, the BBC and Reuters or the Sindo and Cowen?

Until now, I never realised what it was like to be in some banana republic where the media was controlled by the government and you had to get foreign news sources to find out what was actually going on in your own country.
 

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Show me where he ever admitted he was drunk as you said he did, otherwise you're a liar, end of.
There was an "affair" and the big man vows it will not be repeated.

Look through the spin tony
 

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There was an "affair" and the big man vows it will not be repeated.

Look through the spin tony
This fits in well along with your other notion on developers and Anglo, pure sh1te, posted a fact by a liar.

If you argument isn't strong enough without lying, then you don't have an argument.
 


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