John Murray, What an insult

Damien45

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Just what people want to hear as they drop off their kids to school and head home because they have no job to go to and fearing what's waiting from the postman today, is RTE giving more airtime to one of their invented 'celebrities' but to make matters worse it's the daughter of the guy who destroyed their country! Bet Newstalk got some extra listeners this morning
 


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Just what people want to hear as they drop off their kids to school and head home because they have no job to go to and fearing what's waiting from the postman today, is RTE giving more airtime to one of their invented 'celebrities' but to make matters worse it's the daughter of the guy who destroyed their country! Bet Newstalk got some extra listeners this morning
What's this?
 

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Just what people want to hear as they drop off their kids to school and head home because they have no job to go to and fearing what's waiting from the postman today, is RTE giving more airtime to one of their invented 'celebrities' but to make matters worse it's the daughter of the guy who destroyed their country! Bet Newstalk got some extra listeners this morning
That's narrowed it down to a few hundred
 

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Sounds like to be straight out of Orwell's 1984, entertainment for the proles. RTE is the public dis-service broadcaster funded by the extortionate dalight robbery in the shape of the TV/Radio Licence Fee.
 

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What a nonsense thread.
Cecelia Ahern is a successful author in her own right and is hardly responsible for the actions of her father.
 

Cassandra Syndrome

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Now he has a nutjob on stating that building a tunnel to England will lift us out of the recession.
 

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What really gets on my tits is the complete inability to accept that being the Taoiseach's daughter just MIGHT have had something to do with her success.

Instead we are supposed to believe that anyone who even suggests such a thing is a 'begrudger' and the fact that (helped by daddy's friends in the media of course) she has sold x bazillion somehow demonstrates her colossal talent and that her success is nothing to do with family connections.

We really need to grow up and stop drooling over these people.
 

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This might be a reasonable criticism if nobody had bought her book. However, many people did. Live with it.
 

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Was her father anyway involved in her 'success'?
So what? Winston Churchill had a highly successful father, so did Sofia Coppola and Aung San Suu Kyi. If we get into the game of disqualifying people from public life because of their fathers, we disqualify a lot of people who are generally regarded as newsworthy or valid.
 

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So what? Winston Churchill had a highly successful father, so did Sofia Coppola and Aung San Suu Kyi. If we get into the game of disqualifying people from public life because of their fathers, we disqualify a lot of people who are generally regarded as newsworthy or valid.
If you think she is newsworthy then god help ypu
 

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Was her father anyway involved in her 'success'?
I don't know and I suspect you don't either.
However even if he was, it would hardly be unique in this country.
That may not make it right but why single her out?
 

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So what? Winston Churchill had a highly successful father, so did Sofia Coppola and Aung San Suu Kyi. If we get into the game of disqualifying people from public life because of their fathers, we disqualify a lot of people who are generally regarded as newsworthy or valid.
Who said she should be 'disqualified'? Many an untalented person gets promoted and lauded because of powerful contacts, doesn't mean they're any good.
 

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So what? Winston Churchill had a highly successful father, so did Sofia Coppola and Aung San Suu Kyi. If we get into the game of disqualifying people from public life because of their fathers, we disqualify a lot of people who are generally regarded as newsworthy or valid.
Well nobody seems to mind the fact that Arnold Schwarnenegger's father was in the Nazi Party. A successful actor and now the govenor of California.

Maybe the more evil your father was may induce a level of sympathy?
 


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