Two failures there. The media of course, but also the citizens who simply could not be bothered to look for the facts and look into the facts before casting their vote. Fool me once and all that. To a large degree people just could not be bothered, and not just with their civic responsibility in relation to how they vote.The people believed the media spin doctors on the Seanad during the referendum in the same way they believed the media spin doctors during the boom which bankrupt the country.
The trust placed in media about the Seanad and the trust placed in media during the boom was not in the interest of the ordinary people of this country who trusted in their media.
Thats not not to let off our horrendous forth estate either who are of a peculiarly low standard in general you would have to say. As long as they get their few quid thats that for most of them.