Why was Brian 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!
Ronan Lyons, the bubble cheerleader Ronan Lyons? And the protestors were the idiots? Says all we need to know about RTE. Dobson is also the guy who did not laugh out loud when Bertie pulled his crying stunt. Maybe Dobson is the real idiot.
Is it possible that they were making noise that Dobbo could hear but that his microphone wasn't picking up?
No they stood absolutely quietly.
Dobson has a history of being a lickspittle for the establishment. His most nauseating performance was allowing Ahern his crocodile tears after he abandoned his wife and daughters for another woman and hid his assets from his wife to stop her getting her rightful amount of maintenance.
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