Kevin O'Sullivan finally resigns as editor of the Irish Times

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Good riddance

Kevin O'Sullivan resigns as editor of the Irish Times · TheJournal.ie

Kevin was an even worse editor than Geraldine Kennedy --- he proudly proclaimed the paper's left-liberal ethos -- which had the second order effect of all sorts of compromise. For example he had almost no control of Stephen Collins -- who then was able to turn political coverage into propaganda for the status quo elements of FF/FG/PDs(they haven't gone away you know)

Conor Lally their Crime Correspondent was similarily out of control http://www.politics.ie/forum/media/245800-irish-times-crime-correspondent-says-garda-great-deserve-more-overtime-good-journalism.html

Bar Peter Murtagh, Ruadhán Mac Cormaic and a small few others ...journalists were a mere press release mangling / propaganda service -- their business journalists in particular were mere cheerleaders for Enterprise Ireland/ IDA

Kevin was an insipid man, of weak moral character ...who helped the Irish Times turn further from the truth - and become a propaganda fig leaf for the Golden Circle Jerk ...on top of everything, he had not the first clue about digital. He got a huge salary - and enjoyed a champagne socialist lifestyle - and unseemly fawning

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Good riddance

Kevin O'Sullivan resigns as editor of the Irish Times · TheJournal.ie

Kevin was an even worse editor than Geraldine Kennedy --- he proudly proclaimed the paper's left-liberal ethos -- which had the second order effect of all sorts of compromise. For example he had almost no control of Stephen Collins -- who then was able to turn political coverage into propaganda for the status quo elements of FF/FG/PDs(they haven't gone away you know)

Conor Lally their Crime Correspondent was similarily out of control http://www.politics.ie/forum/media/245800-irish-times-crime-correspondent-says-garda-great-deserve-more-overtime-good-journalism.html

Bar Peter Murtagh, Ruadhán Mac Cormaic and a small few others ...journalists were a mere press release mangling / propaganda service -- their business journalists in particular were mere cheerleaders for Enterprise Ireland/ IDA

Kevin was an insipid man, of weak moral character ...who helped the Irish Times turn further from the truth - and become a propaganda fig leaf for the Golden Circle Jerk ...on top of everything, he had not the first clue about digital. He got a huge salary - and enjoyed a champagne socialist lifestyle - and unseemly fawning

cyp
Wow! Just.......wow!
 

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Don't particularly like the editorial line but it still remains far and away the best news medium in this country.
 

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"O’Sullivan, 57, will now become the newspaper’s Environment, Agriculture and Science editor."

Yee-haw! So Kev has been demoted to become the IT's new Green Party press officer!

I wonder will Tintáwn O'Fool and the Mullalley Witch also be given new responsibilities?

Tintáwn could become editor of the crossword page and Mullally might find her true niche as editor of the births/deaths/engagements section.
 

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Kevin was an even worse editor than Geraldine Kennedy
While he made far too little progress in fishing the Irish Times out of the well that Kennedy had thrown it into, that's a very harsh judgement.

I see you don't like the paper's editorial stance under his editorship: that it was worse than Kennedy's.

I'd argue the opposite.
 

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While he made far too little progress in fishing the Irish Times out of the well that Kennedy had thrown it into, that's a very harsh judgement.

I see you don't like the paper's editorial stance under his editorship: that it was worse than Kennedy's.

I'd argue the opposite.
Kennedy at least used to let contentious news stories break

Kevin, whilst a Labour supporter ...due to his craven ineptitude ...let the IT become a propaganda rag for FF/FG

FG darkened considerably under Kevin's reign of terror - and legit opposition like Greens and Labour fared poorly

But Kevin got to go to all his cocktail parties ...and as for his complete droolery over the whole Internet thing ...man was a cabbage...a parrot for the received wisdom of decades past

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I'm sure the McHuffington Post (Journal.ie) will be sad to have lost someone so likeminded. Wonder if the new editor will start firing the timeservers or will it be just SSDD?
 

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Kennedy at least used to let contentious news stories break

Kevin, whilst a Labour supporter ...due to his craven ineptitude ...let the IT become a propaganda rag for FF/FG

FG darkened considerably under Kevin's reign of terror - and legit opposition like Greens and Labour fared poorly

But Kevin got to go to all his cocktail parties ...and as for his complete droolery over the whole Internet thing ...man was a cabbage...a parrot for the received wisdom of decades past

cyp
To be honest, I think Kennedy is the source of most of the IT's problems. The quality was raised significantly by O'Sullivan, though it should be said the bar was set very low by his predecessor, who was left in place for far too long (how long was she there for?).

I hope O'Neill can drag it back to relevance.
 

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If it continues it's left wing ultra PC ethos it is sunk anyway no mater whom is at the helm.

If you read any of the comments under the articles , most of tem are very critical of how standards had dropped and how rabidly focused they were in their PC agenda on every topic, just mimicking the UK Guardian, and these would be from people who are pay subscriptions as comments are restricted to them.
 

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Noticed this: "He became Finance Editor in 2000"
Wonder what other event happened around then where the IT was the main cheerleader of the clueless?
 

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To be honest, I think Kennedy is the source of most of the IT's problems. The quality was raised significantly by O'Sullivan, though it should be said the bar was set very low by his predecessor, who was left in place for far too long (how long was she there for?).

I hope O'Neill can drag it back to relevance.
The amusing irony is that Gageby and Brady had to do nearly all the freedom fighting ...and Kennedy / Maeve Donovan made a total mess of things

Kevin said nice sounding things ...but was morally suspect, a dubious administrator - and evident from the get go as "compromised" ...sure...he say managed slightly better than GK in rooting out the outright corruption in their food and beverage coverage ...but in politics and business ...the standards plummeted

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I feel a great sense of goodwill towards the IT and would subscribe if they had the variety of views they once had. Let's hope the new editor can make it great again.
 

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Yep the IT is almost a caricature these days , past glories as any sort of a credible read are long faded .......... it doesn't do news any more just the distortion of facts to fit a narrow tired retreating discredited version of social democracy

Exhibit A is Stephen Collins , a man whose bias is so blatant that he deserves some sort of William Joyce commemoration award .Its not even a matter of disagreeing with him it's his complete disregard for the facts in order to spin for FG that is Daily Mailesque , only with a different but equally rigid set of beliefs ....yet he is political editor

That alone makes the oh so smug and self regarding IT a laughingstock for anyone seeking a modicum of balance in a newspaper
 

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The paper is irredeemable at this stage I think. I stopped buying it regularly during the GK era (even then it was mostly for the crossword) & stopped altogether not long after O'Sullivan took over. Dire doesnt begin to describe it & with the likes of Mullaly & Collins, not sure changing the editor will make much of a difference now.
 


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