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    Shannon73 Shannon73 is offline

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    Does the Sunday Independent really hate good news?

    I know it's my own fault. I boycotted the Sindo for a few weeks but couldn't resist the temptation to-day to see how glowing their tribute to Enda would be as a result of the "seismic shift" at EU meeting. Bang! Disappointment! Not until Page 21 did it get a mention and then it was John Drennan who led. I know, I know, John is a good writer with a sense of humour and good english but ...hardly fitting as the lead on what appears to be a good deal.
    But the front page did carry a story about Enda and F.G. - they knew all along about the Councillor in Waterford who was jailed! The inference clearly is that they should have moved ahead of the legal route and convicted him. But the real front page headline carried the sensational news that Enda made lots and lots of representations on behalf of his constituents - like every T.D. does. That's why they get elected. Except, of course, it's the army of Secretaries the Taoiseach has who do all this work. Does the Sindo experts not realise that Ministers couldn't possibly handle all of this normal constituency work - nor could they be expected to do so.
    The editorial was very positive - in the middle of the paper. But it was too late. I'm definitely going on a long sabbatical and save myself the frustration of reading the Anti Good News paper.
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    I was just down at the shop and, like the OP, noticed the two front page non-stories throwing muck at Kenny. I guess the Harris/Fanning family just don't like him very much. I flicked through the other main stories and then bought the Business Post which is the only Irish Sunday newspaper of any quality IMO.
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    Does this site have to have a Sindo or RTE analysis every single week?

    "This week, tell us how much you hate the Sindo or RTE and why"
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    Does this site have to have a Sindo or RTE analysis every single week?

    "This week, tell us how much you hate the Sindo or RTE and why"
    I think its because they're the gift that keeps giving.

    I honestly think, from a quality of writing and structure point of view, the Sindo is the worst paper I've ever read. At least the tabloids don't hide their agenda behind the pretence of a quality broadsheet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon73 View Post
    I know it's my own fault. I boycotted the Sindo for a few weeks but couldn't resist the temptation to-day to see how glowing their tribute to Enda would be as a result of the "seismic shift" at EU meeting. Bang! Disappointment!
    Well there was bound to be given that Enda didn't actually do anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonic View Post
    Well there was bound to be given that Enda didn't actually do anything.
    In the world of the sindo even no news is bad news!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonic View Post
    Well there was bound to be given that Enda didn't actually do anything.
    Outline in detail exactly what it was that Cowen did then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    Does this site have to have a Sindo or RTE analysis every single week?

    "This week, tell us how much you hate the Sindo or RTE and why"
    If it were not online, I would be completely oblivious to it - even its sports reporting is poor, the Telegraph is much better on football.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonic View Post
    Well there was bound to be given that Enda didn't actually do anything.
    Ah thats not strictly true, sure isn't he spending countless hours looking after the interests of the good people of Mayo. Stuff like tickets for the gymnastics final in the Olympics

    No parish pump stuff though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deepness View Post
    Ah thats not strictly true, sure isn't he spending countless hours looking after the interests of the good people of Mayo. Stuff like tickets for the gymnastics final in the Olympics

    No parish pump stuff though.
    Yeah I bet he handles it all personally. It's not like he has a staff to do that for him or anything.
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