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Has TV3 clamped down on merry interviews?

bagel

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I thought this press article would have provoked some debate on this site but I can't find any mention of it herein:

Pat Rabbitte 'humiliated' by TV3 snub - Independent.ie
"COMMUNICATIONS Minister Pat Rabbitte suffered a "humiliating" experience at the hands of TV3 after being refused permission to go on the Vincent Browne Show"

Its not the snub itself that's controversial but the inference that the bunny was flutered:
"It is understood that Mr Rabbitte had been in high spirits before the incident – with one Labour TD noting that he was grinning "like a Cheshire cat".

Champagne Socialist 2011 vintage?
 


The Herren

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I thought this press article would have provoked some debate on this site but I can't find any mention of it herein:

Pat Rabbitte 'humiliated' by TV3 snub - Independent.ie
"COMMUNICATIONS Minister Pat Rabbitte suffered a "humiliating" experience at the hands of TV3 after being refused permission to go on the Vincent Browne Show"

Its not the snub itself that's controversial but the inference that the bunny was flutered:
"It is understood that Mr Rabbitte had been in high spirits before the incident – with one Labour TD noting that he was grinning "like a Cheshire cat".

Champagne Socialist 2011 vintage?
It is a pity that our wannabe stalinist Minister did not on go on. It would have been mildly interesting to see if he was less arrogant and obnoxious than normal. Somehow I doubt it.
 

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;) looks like Vinnie has tucked that bunnys head back in its hole.OOOOOH you crazy wabbit.
 

Marcos the black

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And yet Vinny can't understand why others like Adams and Kenny won't appear on his show. You can be a bollocks all you want, but don't be surprised then when people treat you like one.
 

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When was the last time a Labour TD graced the studios of Ballymount?
I am chuffed smug Pat was snubbed.
 

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Slightly off the topic of this thread, but, Mark Wahlberg was on Graham Norton last night and he was twisted.

Back on topic, the reason given for Bunnys no-show on Vinny B was a fu8k up by the Government Information Service. Apparently TV3 and GIS have a deal. If a Government rep is due on the Vinny B show, they must not have been on an RTE show that same evening. Daft, I know, but thats what Vinny said. Thats the reason. Not because he was in high spirits.
 

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In fairness to the Plump Bunny, he looked stone cold sober on Primetime,

So unless he had a few drinks in the car on the way to Ballymount I doubt he was rabbit stewed:)
 

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In fairness to the Plump Bunny, he looked stone cold sober on Primetime,

So unless he had a few drinks in the car on the way to Ballymount I doubt he was rabbit stewed:)

Ireland's debt and shirt collars and suits on Gilmore and Rabitte are the only things growing in this country.
 

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Totally off topic, but you'd wanna see the amount of empty audience seats at the IFTA farce,

Scarleh fur dem:)
 

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I can't stand VB, but the policy of not taking people just on PT seems sensible to me.
 

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Totally off topic, but you'd wanna see the amount of empty audience seats at the IFTA farce,

Scarleh fur dem:)
Again, off topic. There's fupp all on telly tonight. Now, can we get back on topic please:)
 

dizillusioned

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TV3 just went up in my estimation...:)

Perhaps Pat could appear on Tallafornia the Afters as well..
 

cabledude

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I can't stand VB, but the policy of not taking people just on PT seems sensible to me.
Fair enough, but show was in the aftermath of a very big news story. Could they not have made an exception for just once?
 

Ribeye

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Fair enough, but show was in the aftermath of a very big news story. Could they not have made an exception for just once?
If they made an exception for a rabbit, the moles, badgers, stotes, weasels, squirrels and otters would all be demanding the same treatment,

It'd be chaos,

Is that what ye want?

Is it?
 

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If they made an exception for a rabbit, the moles, badgers, stotes, weasels, squirrels and otters would all be demanding the same treatment,

It'd be chaos,

Is that what ye want?

Is it?
Leave the squirrels out of it.
 

Ribeye

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so will somebody explain tv3's excuses for this for me?
The GIS broke the agreement by lettin Cottentail go on Primetime, TV3 asked for someone else, and the GIS couldn't get anyone, TV3 told them that they didn't want Rabbite, but the GIS didn't bother to ring Bunny to tell him,

None of it was TV3's fault!
 


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