- Mar 31, 2008
If I didn't know at 54 or whatever what paedophilia was, and some journos kept ringing me about it, I'd look it up in a dictionary. My reaction then - without any hour long sitdowns with victims and abusers - would be to ring my boss and say hang on here a minute - is any of this in any way true, because if it is, I'm out of here...The idea that he didn't know what pedeofilia was in 2002 is very hard to believe.
I agree. he is utterly incapable of nailing even the biggest spoofer. he failed to finish O'Cuiv the other night even when he had dropped his hands and was just waiting for a tap to be KO'. he should watch Paxman or even some old vids of Olivia O'Leary. he might learn something.The Catholic Church guy was really really poor. In that he was typical of most of the leadership of the Church.
The whole programme also showed just how poor a presenter Browne is. As usual, he went off on a tangent and spent so much time going over the same question over and over when it was obvious he wasn't going to get an answer that there then was no time left to have a serious discussion on the topic with any other panelist, and the newspaper review was crammed into the last three minutes.
He does that all the time. The contrast between him and some of the guest presenters who did his show in the summer is striking. They got the timing right, covered a number of questions, and ended up with really informative shows. Tonight's show was all-too-typical browne: stuck on one question the entire show. He really is an infuriating presenter.