RTE Six-One news, to have Keelin Shanley as a co-host!

ShoutingIsLeadership

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Seriously, is this a wind-up?

In my opinion, Shanley is unsuitable for any form of serious news show. Having regularly listened to her on Late Debate and at times on the News at One, I found that she was unable to properly interrogate her guests. To put it one way, she would swallow a brick. She doesn't appear to me to have a proper journalistic nose.

She's grand on magazine shows and doing voice-over work, but not this.



Caitriona Perry, will co-host.

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/revealed-new-all-female-lineup-for-new-rt-six-one-news-as-sharon-n-bheolain-lands-new-role-on-crimecall-36263541.html
 


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Seriously, is this a wind-up?

In my opinion, Shanley is unsuitable for any form of serious news show. Having regularly listened to her on Late Debate and at times on the News at One, I found that she was unable to properly interrogate her guests. To put it one way, she would swallow a brick. She doesn't appear to me to have a proper journalistic nose.

She's grand on magazine shows and doing voice-over work, but not this.



Caitriona Perry, will co-host.

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/revealed-new-all-female-lineup-for-new-rt-six-one-news-as-sharon-n-bheolain-lands-new-role-on-crimecall-36263541.html
Katie hannon should've gotten the gig
 

Bea C

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Disappointing, true.
 

Vega1447

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Seriously, is this a wind-up?

In my opinion, Shanley is unsuitable for any form of serious news show. Having regularly listened to her on Late Debate and at times on the News at One, I found that she was unable to properly interrogate her guests. To put it one way, she would swallow a brick. She doesn't appear to me to have a proper journalistic nose.

She's grand on magazine shows and doing voice-over work, but not this.



Caitriona Perry, will co-host.

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/revealed-new-all-female-lineup-for-new-rt-six-one-news-as-sharon-n-bheolain-lands-new-role-on-crimecall-36263541.html
swallow a what?
 

silverharp

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they mostly read a script, does it matter? its not like a rolling news show where they can be more flexible
 

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Will all those giving out about gender balance at Newtalk be now having go at RTE, all their newscasters on both main news broadcasts are now female.

Most news News broadcasters go for a male/female mix but RTE have decided to go uber PC. Not much diversity from the national broadcaster, given that they sure talk about diversity a lot and are not slow to have ago at others for a perceived lack of diversity.
 

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Seriously, is this a wind-up?

In my opinion, Shanley is unsuitable for any form of serious news show. Having regularly listened to her on Late Debate and at times on the News at One, I found that she was unable to properly interrogate her guests. To put it one way, she would swallow a brick. She doesn't appear to me to have a proper journalistic nose.
That's terrible. Proper interrogation is so important.

 

Maximus Cynicus

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Will all those giving out about gender balance at Newtalk be now having go at RTE, all their newscasters on both main news broadcasts are now female.

Most news News broadcasters go for a male/female mix but RTE have decided to go uber PC. Not much diversity from the national broadcaster, given that they sure talk about diversity a lot and are not slow to have ago at others for a perceived lack of diversity.
Wow, you must have a death-wish. Are you not aware yet that "gender balance" only works one way? What if two MALE presenters were appointed? By Jaysus, the sistas would have a field day whingin' about that one...............
 

silverharp

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Will all those giving out about gender balance at Newtalk be now having go at RTE, all their newscasters on both main news broadcasts are now female.

Most news News broadcasters go for a male/female mix but RTE have decided to go uber PC. Not much diversity from the national broadcaster, given that they sure talk about diversity a lot and are not slow to have ago at others for a perceived lack of diversity.
Sky are worse pretty much all women and one effeminate male who plays second fiddle
 

borntorum

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Well Una Mullally is happy, so that's the main thing
 

ruserious

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For those worried about gender balance from a male perspective; at least the taxpayer will be paying these ladies less.
 

silverharp

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For those worried about gender balance from a male perspective; at least the taxpayer will be paying these ladies less.
ba dum tish :D
 

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As a woman I have to say that I find it a bit sad that RTE have decided to discriminate against men and virtue signal with an all woman team. I don't know who the other one is, but Catriona Perry always came across as amateurish and wooden, a poor choice for the role in my opinion.
 

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Seriously, is this a wind-up?

In my opinion, Shanley is unsuitable for any form of serious news show. Having regularly listened to her on Late Debate and at times on the News at One, I found that she was unable to properly interrogate her guests. To put it one way, she would swallow a brick. She doesn't appear to me to have a proper journalistic nose.

She's grand on magazine shows and doing voice-over work, but not this.



Caitriona Perry, will co-host.

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/revealed-new-all-female-lineup-for-new-rt-six-one-news-as-sharon-n-bheolain-lands-new-role-on-crimecall-36263541.html
The are not great journalists, but are perfectly good as new presenters. Two different things.
 

HenryHorace

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I don't pay the licence fee so they can do what they want imo.
 


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