- Feb 16, 2009
On RTE's Six-One news this evening, David Murphy, business editor of RTE, looked out through Spotty's television and announced that the Irish people "have been misled" for the last few days about the state of play in Brussels and Dublin.
Spotty has not been misled - he was watching BBC, and Bloomberg, and reading the FT and the WSJ and the Guardian and the Telegraph.
Nobody who was following the media outside of Ireland was misled.
The only people who were misled were those relying on RTE to bring them the facts.
RTE receives millions in licence fees every year. Yet, when our Taoiseach was delivering a (reportedly) historic address to the Dail this evening, Irish people could watch it live on BBC News 24, Sky news, CNBC, Bloomberg, and listen to it on any number of international radio stations.
Meanwhile, on RTE, they could watch Neighbours.
On Radio One this afternoon, while the BBC were reporting the negotiations in Brussels, Joe Duffy was on Liveline discussing whether the foreign media had an anti-Irish agenda. Then this evening, RTE says we have been "misled".
By whom? Because it wasn't the foreign media.
Spotty thinks it's time to sell the rotten corpse of RTE to whomever wants it.
Who's with me?
I dont listen to Rte or Tv3 any more, I can,t stand the ugly face of Dobson reading the scripted lies & red herrings.