Solidarity to boycott Newstalk

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Excellent news this morning: Solidarity are to boycott Newstalk: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/media-and-marketing/solidarity-to-boycott-newstalk-until-hook-ceases-broadcasting-1.3219814

So we won't hear the patronising palaver of Paul Murphy and his clones or Fintan O'Toole for that matter.

Unusual step for a political party in Ireland to cut of it's oxygen supply of publicity but maybe they didn't like the harder line of questioning on Newstalk anyway?
Or maybe they have principles regarding who they talk to?
 

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Off the Ball is off limits for me as I boycott Newstalk.

Hello Second Captains..
 

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Excellent news this morning: Solidarity are to boycott Newstalk: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/media-and-marketing/solidarity-to-boycott-newstalk-until-hook-ceases-broadcasting-1.3219814

So we won't hear the patronising palaver of Paul Murphy and his clones or Fintan O'Toole for that matter.

Unusual step for a political party in Ireland to cut of it's oxygen supply of publicity but maybe they didn't like the harder line of questioning on Newstalk anyway?
Talk about having a trumped opinion of your own self importance

- esp FOT

- who was never elected by anybody to anything!
 

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Talk about having a trumped opinion of your own self importance

- esp FOT

- who was never elected by anybody to anything!
Unlike Denis O'Brien & George Hook.
 

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This was already mentioned & discussed in the Hook thread.
Mods, merge or close.
 

ruserious

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Jaysis, keep an eye on all piers for George Hook. He's an old fool and he's apologised.
 

former wesleyan

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Now if we could only get Hook a slot on RTE.
 

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Or maybe they have principles regarding who they talk to?
So you don't talk to certain people based on your 'principles'?

If you wont talk to people

- then how on earth do you ever expect them to change their minds?:confused:

BTW Hook has apologised for the question he asked

If he hadn't then that would be another story

- but he has

So it leads me to think there is some other agenda at work here.....
 

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This could very well increase the listenership at Newstalk.

Not having to listen to Copyourselfon etc...
 

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This was already mentioned & discussed in the Hook thread.
Mods, merge or close.
Of course it probably is. But this is a 'political site' is it not? And here we have an Irish political party self censoring itself and turning down the lifeblood of the airwaves.
 

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Or maybe they have principles regarding who they talk to?
Yes , only having conversations with those that agree with you is the sign of a mature and reasonable attitude ........ and will do wonders for society
 

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Now if we could only get Hook a slot on RTE.
Yes indeed - do these two prima donnas turn down an offer to appear on RTE

- they jump at the chances!

Do they agree with everything RTE comes out with

- hardly!

Hypocrisy of the 1st Order IMO!
 
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So you don't talk to certain people based on your 'principles'?

If you wont talk to people

- then how on earth do you ever expect them to change their minds?:confused:

BTW Hook has apologised for the question he asked

If he hadn't then that would be another story

- but he has

So it leads me to think there is some other agenda at work here.....
I as an individual am entirely different to a political collective. Also, I'm not on this Earth to change people's minds. I shudder at the thought of changing the mind of someone else as that would involve a degree of responsibility for the outcomes of that and that it is a responsibility not covered by my insurance.
 

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Excellent news this morning: Solidarity are to boycott Newstalk: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/media-and-marketing/solidarity-to-boycott-newstalk-until-hook-ceases-broadcasting-1.3219814

So we won't hear the patronising palaver of Paul Murphy and his clones or Fintan O'Toole for that matter.

Unusual step for a political party in Ireland to cut of it's oxygen supply of publicity but maybe they didn't like the harder line of questioning on Newstalk anyway?
They feel more at home in RTEs echo chamber.

When Coppenger got away with stating that Dell should have been Nationalised, I knew they were been favoured by RTE.
 

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Excellent news this morning: Solidarity are to boycott Newstalk: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/media-and-marketing/solidarity-to-boycott-newstalk-until-hook-ceases-broadcasting-1.3219814

So we won't hear the patronising palaver of Paul Murphy and his clones or Fintan O'Toole for that matter.

Unusual step for a political party in Ireland to cut of it's oxygen supply of publicity but maybe they didn't like the harder line of questioning on Newstalk anyway?
I never thought Newstalk to be the favoured station of the proletariat to begin with. Is this a boycott with no substance?


Next up. Solidarity to boycott Mercedes Benz.
 

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Show me a political party with principles!!!!!! They're all the same when it comes to pandering to their electorate and jockeying for electoral position.
These are my principles
If you don't like them I have others. Groucho Marx.

The arrogance of these Solidarity dirtboards
Of course their gob************************e pals in R.T.E. will continue to give them airtime.
 


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