Once again I am completely dumbfounded by how RTÉ prioritizes its news coverage. This morning's #1 radio news item and current #1 story on the RTÉ website, is about an Irish immigrant who has gone missing in Australia. Who apart from this woman's family is actually concerned with this story? How is this even merit being covered on Irish news outlet, let alone being the most important story?
They gave over 10 minutes of the Sunday 6 o'clock news to a bunch of shrieking hayseeds screaming about Donegal. Whatever about giving us the result, in the Sports section, and comment from experts what purpose is served by interviewing a bunch of hillbillies whose sole contribution seems to be "go wan Donegal"
I was surprised by the speed and quantity of reporting of this poor woman's case (how long would it take to report if it was a woman in Dublin missing?). That said I do think it is an important story and I'm glad it was reported even if shouldn't be so high up.
My particular bug bear is weather in the USA - any hurricane is given top priority but similar events elsewhere are ignored.
As for sports news I can just about understand why golf is reported but I don't get why its so slathering - at times I get embarrassed on the reporters behalf but they don't as they clearly think the world revolves around golf. (Whereas clearly we all know it revolves around politics ;-))
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