Why was Bryan Dobson so touchy just now on RTÉ's 6.1 News?
During his interview with Ronan Lyons (who was standing across the street from Government Buildings), a couple of protesters arrived and stood behind Mr. Lyons.
The protesters remained silent, but one was holding a placard that said: "Burn the bonds, not the billions".
Mr. Dobson described the protesters as "a couple of idiots" and promptly called a halt to the interview.
Because they object to billions of € being handed over to bondholders?
Because they took advantage of a live news broadcast to stage a silent and, to my eyes, respectful protest?
Has Mr. Dobson ever dismissed politicians, developers, bankers ... as "idiots" when he had them in his sights?
I found his reaction truly extraordinary ... and somewhat bizarre!
Have to say i was really surprised at this , not that he cut short the interview [ no need to do that either ] but his insulting manner to the people involved. They might be idiots but it's not his job to decide that.
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