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    cimon9999 cimon9999 is offline

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    Sindo Investigative Team Deliver Shocking Expose on Irish Culture

    Intrepid Sindo reporter Philip Ryan has written what surely must be a parody, yet isn't. This front page dog bites man article has to be read for the sheer banality.

    Closing time reveals the city's dark side - National News - Independent.ie

    At 3.30am, hordes of people pile out of nightclubs and walk obliviously straight into the constant flow of taxis who expertly manoeuvre through the area, avoiding drunken revellers. Some of the younger male drinkers jostle with each other outside the bars as their female counterparts walk off, bored with their antics.

    One youngster kicks a passing taxi for no reason other than to impress his friends.

    The takeaways are now full of hungry young men and woman hoping to soak up the alcohol they have spent all their hard-earned cash on.

    Thanks to an abundance of taxis, the street clears up relatively quickly and business owners are left to clean up the mess from the night's antics.
    This thread can be used to suggest other facets of Irish life the Sindo might lift the lid on such as people sitting in Starbucks while talking to their friends, rush hour traffic on the N81 or a couple sitting on a park bench.
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    Why is this paper still in business?

    Edit, I suppose one side effect is that it gives this site a few new threads every Sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cimon9999 View Post
    Intrepid Sindo reporter Philip Ryan has written what surely must be a parody, yet isn't. This front page dog bites man article has to be read for the sheer banality.

    Closing time reveals the city's dark side - National News - Independent.ie



    This thread can be used to suggest other facets of Irish life the Sindo might lift the lid on such as people sitting in Starbucks while talking to their friends, rush hour traffic on the N81 or a couple sitting on a park bench.
    Pretty laughable if this what the reporter thinks passes for the "darker side" of life.
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    Tea Party Patriot Tea Party Patriot is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by cimon9999 View Post
    This front page man bites dog article has to be read for the sheer banality.
    You give it far too much credit, much more in line with the mundane dog bites man.
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    With that quality of writing its more dog licks own bollox.
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    Some brilliant comments underneath the article on that site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tea Party Patriot View Post
    You give it far too much credit, much more in line with the mundane dog bites man.
    Not even a man bites man story.

    Until publicans are prosecuted for serving drunken people, this story can be cut and pasted every week.
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    I'm reading the comments on that article with a smile on my face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tea Party Patriot View Post
    You give it far too much credit, much more in line with the mundane dog bites man.
    Haha, yeah I noticed that (now changed) after I'd written it! I was unintentionally being ironic:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_bites_dog_(journalism)

    The phrase man bites dog is a shortened version of an aphorism in journalism which describes how an unusual, infrequent event is more likely to be reported as news than an ordinary, everyday occurrence with similar consequences, such as a dog biting a person ("dog bites man"). An event is usually considered more newsworthy if there is something unusual about it; a commonplace event is less likely to be seen as newsworthy, even if the consequences of both events have objectively similar outcomes. The result is that rarer events more often appear as news stories, while commoner events appear less often, thus distorting the perceptions of news consumers of what constitutes "normal" rates of occurrence.

    The phenomenon is also described in the journalistic saying, "You never read about a plane that did not crash".
    Next the Sindo might sit in on an uneventful Ryanair flight and tell us all about it.
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    The comments on the article are pretty scathing. And rightly so.
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