RTE's FF Bias - registering your disgust

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All too frequently when people want someone to register their disgust about something they'll provide a petition, a Facebook page or invite similarly minded people to agree with them.

This is of course generally futile.

What is not generally futile is to make a complaint to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the 2009 broadcasting act, section 48 a - lack of impartiality in current affairs.

The form seems quite easy to complete, you state the relelvant piece of legislation: Broadcasting Act 2009, section 48 (1)(a)(fairness, objectivity and impartiality in current affairs)

You state the broadcaster : RTE One, programme and time,
you state what you believe the impartiality to be.

RTE will be invited to respond. As their response will inevitably be sub-par, like their programming, then your rejection of it will require the BAI to review and judge it.

If your case is regarded as vindictive or petty then it need not be considered so ensuring that your case is written in a style free of emotion or outrage is the way to go.

This is one of the effective ways of challenging RTE censorship.

BAI - Broadcasting Authority of Ireland - Broadcasting Complaints

Plenty of smart (ish ;)) folk on this site so putting together reasonably articulate submissions which will have to be considered should not be a problem.
 


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Joe Duffy, every single day, Labour man through and through, lots of bluster, makes enough money to do the whole faux social concern thing ala the Springs, Gilmores, Quinns etc.

I think it's only fair that FF should get one programme a day too, for balance like.
 

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Joe Duffy, every single day, Labour man through and through, lots of bluster, makes enough money to do the whole faux social concern thing ala the Springs, Gilmores, Quinns etc.

I think it's only fair that FF should get one programme a day too, for balance like.
Joe duffy labour man, you must be joking, he is more FF than Dev, he thinks the sun shines out of berties arse, he only pretends to be left wing/socialist.
 
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Joe Duffy, every single day, Labour man through and through, lots of bluster, makes enough money to do the whole faux social concern thing ala the Springs, Gilmores, Quinns etc.

I think it's only fair that FF should get one programme a day too, for balance like.
Joe Duffy a Labour man.

I'd hate to see what he'd have to do to regarded as FF by you.

He aint know as Fianna fail Joe for nothing.

Anyway if you feel strongly that Joe exercises a strong bias towards labour then please feel free to register a complaint to the BAI
 

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Fianna FAIL decides the TV Licence fee. Of course RTE are biased. Why else would the TV licence fee not have been reduced in the midst of a depression and deflation :(
 

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Joe Duffy, every single day, Labour man through and through, lots of bluster, makes enough money to do the whole faux social concern thing ala the Springs, Gilmores, Quinns etc.

I think it's only fair that FF should get one programme a day too, for balance like.
Based on past experience, if you want to see bias, listen to PK tomorrow morning. He'll have The Spoofer in studio answering vetted questions about this attempt at a Budget from selected members of the public. And if someone gets a word in edgeways about unfairness, expect PK and/or his producer to stifle them instantly.
 

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Would it be an idea for someone to suggest a form of wording for the part of the form where you outline your objection to the programme?
 

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Based on past experience, if you want to see bias, listen to PK tomorrow morning. He'll have The Spoofer in studio answering vetted questions about this attempt at a Budget from selected members of the public. And if someone gets a word in edgeways about unfairness, expect PK and/or his producer to stifle them instantly.
What else would expect from the Plank last night. As for Lenihan on to morrow answering questions about cutbacks and tax increases, well he can blame Chopra. Anyway Lenihans goose is cooked even with in FF.
 

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All too frequently when people want someone to register their disgust about something they'll provide a petition, a Facebook page or invite similarly minded people to agree with them.

This is of course generally futile.

What is not generally futile is to make a complaint to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the 2009 broadcasting act, section 48 a - lack of impartiality in current affairs.

The form seems quite easy to complete, you state the relelvant piece of legislation: Broadcasting Act 2009, section 48 (1)(a)(fairness, objectivity and impartiality in current affairs)

You state the broadcaster : RTE One, programme and time,
you state what you believe the impartiality to be.

RTE will be invited to respond. As their response will inevitably be sub-par, like their programming, then your rejection of it will require the BAI to review and judge it.

If your case is regarded as vindictive or petty then it need not be considered so ensuring that your case is written in a style free of emotion or outrage is the way to go.

This is one of the effective ways of challenging RTE censorship.

BAI - Broadcasting Authority of Ireland - Broadcasting Complaints

Plenty of smart (ish ;)) folk on this site so putting together reasonably articulate submissions which will have to be considered should not be a problem.
Thanks
Just filled it out and sent it
Have had enough of RTE

I urge more people to do so
its very easy
 

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Register your disgust by not watching or listening to RTE.

Advertising Revenue will plummet.

It has worked with The Irish Times & The Irish Independent :)
 

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Joe Duffy, every single day, Labour man through and through, lots of bluster, makes enough money to do the whole faux social concern thing ala the Springs, Gilmores, Quinns etc.

I think it's only fair that FF should get one programme a day too, for balance like.
Was Joe Duffy approached by Fianna Faíl to run as a candidate in the 1997 General election?
Frank Dunlop claims that he was approached in 1996 by a FF party official,when operating as a public affairs consultant,who wanted to know if he would give Joe a job if Duffy was selected as a Fianna Faíl candidate in Dublin West.
 

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Also dont pay your TV licence fee until the very last moment :)

Cash flow wise it will be disasterous for RTE.
 

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Fianna FAIL decides the TV Licence fee. Of course RTE are biased. Why else would the TV licence fee not have been reduced in the midst of a depression and deflation :(
Where exactly have the opposition parties said that they will reduce the TV licence fee because of a percieved bias towards FF or for that matter the cost of same?
 

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Also dont pay your TV licence fee until the very last moment :)

Cash flow wise it will be disasterous for RTE.
Em, not really, the license fee doesn't go directly to RTE, they'll still get money from the Government as needed.
 

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Fianna FAIL decides the TV Licence fee. Of course RTE are biased. Why else would the TV licence fee not have been reduced in the midst of a depression and deflation :(
So we should expect a huge swing in bias to FG when get to dcide the License fee?
 

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Joe Duffy, every single day, Labour man through and through, lots of bluster, makes enough money to do the whole faux social concern thing ala the Springs, Gilmores, Quinns etc.

I think it's only fair that FF should get one programme a day too, for balance like.
What are you talking about Duffy was historically and is clearly still a Fianna Fáil hack. He bends over so far backwards to be 'fair' to them in his sanctimonious manner that he practically reemerges from between his own legs.

This holy concern for fairness affects Fianna Fáil only.

The worrying thing is that his obvious Fianna Fáil loyalties are nowhere near the worst aspect of his populist, hysterical, sanctimonious, tabloid, arrogant, arbitrary and repetitive show.
 

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He was in Labour. His name even appeared on Labour Youth websites up to recently as a former member.

I stand open to correction on this but is Labour not the only party with an active branch in Montrose?

RTE will suck up to whoever is in Government to a certain extent. That is shoddy. But to equate it with a specifically FF bias? I'm not sure that is valid. When was the last time they went to town on the Greens, for example?
 


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