Great post, would like to contribute more when I get a chance, got to hit the sack now. The one thing I would say is that if Trump's victory has any positive consequence, it might be the start of our media here and elsewhere getting a healthy rude awakening about their continuous group think, with changes of opinion but a mere a tinkering on the edges of mutual back clapping. That's about it though as I just can't see the Irish commentariat having an epiphany, not at an intellectual level anyway, intellectual in the sense that they cannot see past their own liberal, left of Centre, consensus, and their pejorative way of reporting any politician who is outside that Zeitgeist. A few might though, as you have pointed out, only give the appearance of change, in an expedient, almost sycophantic way, which is another example of, well, cowardice.
For me, at any rate, only the likes of Tom McGurk, and Ian Doherty, with perhaps Brenda Power too, have any semblance of authentic objectivity, and none of those could be classified as right wing nut jobs.
Anyway, thanks for starting this thread and good luck with it.
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