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Missing Vincent Browne

punditt

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Anyone else missing the re-enactments of Tribunal proceedings on "Tonight with Vincent Browne"?

Occasional clips on news bulletins don't compare. And just imagine the in-depth analysis to which VB and guests would subject the current disclosures from Dublin Castle.

No doubt it's completely coincidental that the programme was axed just as B. Ahern's bizarre financial affairs were about to be investigated.
 


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punditt said:
Anyone else missing the re-enactments of Tribunal proceedings on "Tonight with Vincent Browne"?

Occasional clips on news bulletins don't compare. And just imagine the in-depth analysis to which VB and guests would subject the current disclosures from Dublin Castle.

No doubt it's completely coincidental that the programme was axed just as B. Ahern's bizarre financial affairs were about to be investigated.
Vincent Browne spent the last months of his show constantly attacking Tom Gilmartin as a fantasist on the basis of information he was clearly being spoon-fed from O'Callaghan and Lawlor's family. So no, I don't miss his show, he was an idiot. Joe Taylor and Malcolm Douglas were good though..
 

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toxic avenger said:
punditt said:
Anyone else missing the re-enactments of Tribunal proceedings on "Tonight with Vincent Browne"?

Occasional clips on news bulletins don't compare. And just imagine the in-depth analysis to which VB and guests would subject the current disclosures from Dublin Castle.

No doubt it's completely coincidental that the programme was axed just as B. Ahern's bizarre financial affairs were about to be investigated.
Vincent Browne spent the last months of his show constantly attacking Tom Gilmartin as a fantasist on the basis of information he was clearly being spoon-fed from O'Callaghan and Lawlor's family. So no, I don't miss his show, he was an idiot. Joe Taylor and Malcolm Douglas were good though..
I agree Vincent Browne took some extraordinary turns of principle on this issue. Puzzlingly contradictory - like a dinghy with the centreboard up in a gale. On the other hand, when once a thing is proven beyond doubt Browne seldom fights shy of acknowledging it. Ahern got rid of one of his most potentially lethal media critics just when he would be most wanted. Ahern is into revenge too and it seems he got Browne back for that campaign launch press conference scene.
 

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toxic avenger said:
punditt said:
Anyone else missing the re-enactments of Tribunal proceedings on "Tonight with Vincent Browne"?

Occasional clips on news bulletins don't compare. And just imagine the in-depth analysis to which VB and guests would subject the current disclosures from Dublin Castle.

No doubt it's completely coincidental that the programme was axed just as B. Ahern's bizarre financial affairs were about to be investigated.
Vincent Browne spent the last months of his show constantly attacking Tom Gilmartin as a fantasist on the basis of information he was clearly being spoon-fed from O'Callaghan and Lawlor's family. So no, I don't miss his show, he was an idiot. Joe Taylor and Malcolm Douglas were good though..
No reason they can't continue on RTE without Browne, is there?
 

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Aragon said:
toxic avenger said:
punditt said:
Anyone else missing the re-enactments of Tribunal proceedings on "Tonight with Vincent Browne"?

Occasional clips on news bulletins don't compare. And just imagine the in-depth analysis to which VB and guests would subject the current disclosures from Dublin Castle.

No doubt it's completely coincidental that the programme was axed just as B. Ahern's bizarre financial affairs were about to be investigated.
Vincent Browne spent the last months of his show constantly attacking Tom Gilmartin as a fantasist on the basis of information he was clearly being spoon-fed from O'Callaghan and Lawlor's family. So no, I don't miss his show, he was an idiot. Joe Taylor and Malcolm Douglas were good though..
I agree Vincent Browne took some extraordinary turns of principle on this issue. Puzzlingly contradictory - like a dinghy with the centreboard up in a gale. On the other hand, when once a thing is proven beyond doubt Browne seldom fights shy of acknowledging it. Ahern got rid of one of his most potentially lethal media critics just when he would be most wanted. Ahern is into revenge too and it seems he got Browne back for that campaign launch press conference scene.
Oddly, Browne did Ahern a huge favour. Ahern clearly won that encounter and Kenny's spinmeisters told him to duck the issue afterwards.
 

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Apparatchik said:
toxic avenger said:
punditt said:
Anyone else missing the re-enactments of Tribunal proceedings on "Tonight with Vincent Browne"?

Occasional clips on news bulletins don't compare. And just imagine the in-depth analysis to which VB and guests would subject the current disclosures from Dublin Castle.

No doubt it's completely coincidental that the programme was axed just as B. Ahern's bizarre financial affairs were about to be investigated.
Vincent Browne spent the last months of his show constantly attacking Tom Gilmartin as a fantasist on the basis of information he was clearly being spoon-fed from O'Callaghan and Lawlor's family. So no, I don't miss his show, he was an idiot. Joe Taylor and Malcolm Douglas were good though..
No reason they can't continue on RTE without Browne, is there?
That's the obvious answer. No need to have Browne present them, he invariably got the scene-setting introduction wrong and had to be bailed out by one of his guests.

I miss the tribunal re-enactments but my blood pressure has improved since Browne's departure from RTE and I'd like to keep it that way.
 

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Aragon said:
I agree Vincent Browne took some extraordinary turns of principle on this issue. Puzzlingly contradictory - like a dinghy with the centreboard up in a gale. On the other hand, when once a thing is proven beyond doubt Browne seldom fights shy of acknowledging it. Ahern got rid of one of his most potentially lethal media critics just when he would be most wanted. Ahern is into revenge too and it seems he got Browne back for that campaign launch press conference scene.
Nothing like the extraordinary u-turn he took with CJH. Browne's tale of giving Charlie a hug and heading home from Kinsealy with tears in his eyes suggested that they had several bottles of wine that day.

And can't you just hear Charlie's dry chuckle as he watched Browne disappear down the driveway. He probably opened a bottle of Dom P to celebrate his theatrical victory over his nemisis.

Even now CJH is probably kicking himself: "Sh1t, if only I could have videod that eejit, it would be No. 1 on youtube for years!"
 

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The programme had got a bit tired at the end and Vincent's heart didn't seem to be in it. I mean what man can produce three highly interesting newspaper columns a week (on completely different topics of course), edit a highly interesting weekly magazine and present a radio show at the same time? Something had to suffer.

I still find myself earnestly gazing at the radio every night at 10pm though.........
 
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mollox said:
Aragon said:
I agree Vincent Browne took some extraordinary turns of principle on this issue. Puzzlingly contradictory - like a dinghy with the centreboard up in a gale. On the other hand, when once a thing is proven beyond doubt Browne seldom fights shy of acknowledging it. Ahern got rid of one of his most potentially lethal media critics just when he would be most wanted. Ahern is into revenge too and it seems he got Browne back for that campaign launch press conference scene.
Nothing like the extraordinary u-turn he took with CJH. Browne's tale of giving Charlie a hug and heading home from Kinsealy with tears in his eyes suggested that they had several bottles of wine that day.

And can't you just hear Charlie's dry chuckle as he watched Browne disappear down the driveway. He probably opened a bottle of Dom P to celebrate his theatrical victory over his nemisis.

Even now CJH is probably kicking himself: "Sh1t, if only I could have videod that eejit, it would be No. 1 on youtube for years!"
I'd say he's too busy trying to explain to Brian Lenihan while he stole his transplant money, if he isn't burning already..
 

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Bray Head said:
The programme had got a bit tired at the end and Vincent's heart didn't seem to be in it. I mean what man can produce three highly interesting newspaper columns a week (on completely different topics of course), edit a highly interesting weekly magazine and present a radio show at the same time? Something had to suffer.

I still find myself earnestly gazing at the radio every night at 10pm though.........

There are many adjectives to describe Vincent Browne - interesting isn't one of them.

Macedo makes the interesting point - as soon as Connolly became a cause celebre of the anti-PD, anti-McDowell crowd, any and all concerns about the large body of evidence suggesting he had aided and abetted terrorism flew out the window. He became one of Vinnie's BFFs, since Browne knew that would get the Minister's hackles up.

In light of this I'd like to suggest some new adjectives - reptilian, hypocritical, amoral, monomaniacal etc.
 

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DaraghM said:
Macedo makes the interesting point - as soon as Connolly became a cause celebre of the anti-PD, anti-McDowell crowd, any and all concerns about the large body of evidence suggesting he had aided and abetted terrorism flew out the window. He became one of Vinnie's BFFs, since Browne knew that would get the Minister's hackles up.

In light of this I'd like to suggest some new adjectives - reptilian, hypocritical, amoral, monomaniacal etc.
What 'large body of evidence' are you referring to? If any such thing existed McDowell would not have needed to abuse Dail privilege to make his unsubstantiated allegations. Browne can never be accused of being predictable and the fact he pursued Connolly on one point does not in the least mean that he does not believe him on all the others.
 

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<Mod>Moved to the Media forum.</Mod>
 

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Bray Head said:
The programme had got a bit tired at the end and Vincent's heart didn't seem to be in it. I mean what man can produce three highly interesting newspaper columns a week (on completely different topics of course), edit a highly interesting weekly magazine and present a radio show at the same time? Something had to suffer.

I still find myself earnestly gazing at the radio every night at 10pm though.........
Radio 1 have a programme at 11pm now 'the late debate'. Its a bit hit and miss but then again so was Vinnie B. Last nights was not bad for example.
 

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Speculation: Is he in secret talks with someone else? a rival TV station maybe. He could be exhausted on TV3 because so many studio production staff have left.....following Sharon.
 

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Apparently Vinnie is off the air, suffering from exhaustion. And where does the old Socialist 'citizen' go to recuperate - St. Vincent's Private, obviously.

He won't be back until the Autumn.

Broadcaster Vincent Browne has been hospitalised due to exhaustion
The thing about socialists generally is that they want the best for everyone but have no plan or clue how to deliver it or fund it.

I'm sure Vinnie being the 'equality' obsessed person that he is... would be all in favour of everyone being 'entitled' to a bit of care at Vincent's private...

But then the world doesn't work like that... and can't work like that... because tough and all as it is to accept... life isn't fair (even in socialist countries) and if everyone was 'entitled' to everything then nothing would ever get done...

So I guess in the absence of Utopia you just have to go with the flow and access the best care available to you and that you can afford, which is obviously what Vinnie has done...

Not very 'socialist' of him... but there you go... needs must and all that.

I wish him well and a full recovery.
 

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