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Thread: You can put lipstick on a PIG: Mary Coughlan on BBC Hardtalk

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    Default You can put lipstick on a PIG: Mary Coughlan on BBC Hardtalk

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    To carry on the PIGS theme did Mary Coughlan tell porky pies about what the report on Higher Remumerationhad to say about the pay of higher public servants? My understanding of the report was that the Review Body recommended that they take the full cut and they said this in the knowledge that the 10% bonus was already done away with.

    PS Thanks to the OP on the Pin who posted it up.

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    It's important to say...

    What a car crash interview. The last comment about the young people emigrating because they want to enjoy themselves really says it all. Out of touch!!!

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    Why is the BBC not RTÉ doing these tough interviews?

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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    Why is the BBC not RTÉ doing these tough interviews?
    Because RTE are basically controlled by Fianna Fail. Jeez, do try and keep up.
    "So how are things at the Campaign for the Freedom of Information, by the way?" "Sorry, I can't talk about that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    Why is the BBC not RTÉ doing these tough interviews?
    Because the BBC is a proper news organisation and RTÉ, well isn't, would seem the best answer to that question....

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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    Why is the BBC not RTÉ doing these tough interviews?
    It wasn't that tough. Rehearsed, researched and delivered without any facial expression. He let her off the hook...

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfás View Post
    Because the BBC is a proper news organisation and RTÉ, well isn't, would seem the best answer to that question....
    But I mean what has it to do with the BBC?

    Can you imagine RTÉ giving one of the UK Cabinet ministers a hard interview?

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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    But I mean what has it to do with the BBC?

    Can you imagine RTÉ giving one of the UK Cabinet ministers a hard interview?
    I have seen an RTÉ correspondent giving the President of America a hard interview.

    You should listen to the World Tonight (every weekday evening at 22:00 on Radio 4) and you will hear BBC correspondents asking tricky questions to politicians from all over the world every second day. The same, to a lesser extent, goes for BBC World Service. The BBC provides a critical, global, news service - they're one of the biggest in the world. RTÉ don't even provide a local one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    Why is the BBC not RTÉ doing these tough interviews?
    Maybe because RTE is concentrating its resources on riveting and relevant stuff like Has-Been-Gay asking Has-Been-Bertie about his views on heaven and purgatory and angels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodgy Bertie=Shady Mayor View Post
    Maybe because RTE is concentrating its resources on riveting and relevant stuff like Has-Been-Gay asking Has-Been-Bertie about his views on heaven and purgatory and angels?
    Indeed, but the one with Mary Robinson last evening was very interesting.

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