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    Default When was the last time the Irish Times broke a major story ?

    The Irish Times isn't beholden to an owner, and is governed by a trust. It is meant to be our "quality" paper, yet:

    When was the last time the Irish Times broke a major story ?

    I can think of a few ones they were fed by political spin doctors... but an actual real story ?

    Compare them to the Daily Mail and its very limited resources

    I find the Irish Times to be a socially conservative paper, that avoids ruffling feathers and eschews real journalism. Occasionally there's a bit of left wing economics - but mostly it is a smug little paper that serves little if any purpose.

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    It's the paper of record in this country. In a culture which gets high on charisma and personality checking facts is an aside sometimes. I'm reassured the Times will never have gobdaws like Harris, O'Connor writing for them. Myers lost the rag when he left the paper. It's the only level head in the Irish media anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    The Irish Times isn't beholden to an owner, and is governed by a trust. It is meant to be our "quality" paper, yet:

    When was the last time the Irish Times broke a major story ?

    I can think of a few ones they were fed by political spin doctors... but an actual real story ?

    Compare them to the Daily Mail and its very limited resources

    I find the Irish Times to be a socially conservative paper, that avoids ruffling feathers and eschews real journalism. Occasionally there's a bit of left wing economics - but mostly it is a smug little paper that serves little if any purpose.

    cYp
    Hit the nail on the head there. In my opinion it's little more than a D4 rag used to massage the ego's of a D4 smug intellectual elite. Just look at it's sycophantic article on people born in Ireland joining the British Army and serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. There was no criticism of the justification for the war or the fact that the people they interviewed would be charged with sedition. Same applies for that effusive article for Elizabeth Windsor. It's little more than a "viewspaper" except for a neo-unionist mentality.

    Having said that it's miles better than the Indo.

    I get the Guardian now. I'd only get the IT on a Friday for the film guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    The Irish Times isn't beholden to an owner, and is governed by a trust. It is meant to be our "quality" paper, yet:

    When was the last time the Irish Times broke a major story ?

    I can think of a few ones they were fed by political spin doctors... but an actual real story ?

    Compare them to the Daily Mail and its very limited resources

    I find the Irish Times to be a socially conservative paper, that avoids ruffling feathers and eschews real journalism. Occasionally there's a bit of left wing economics - but mostly it is a smug little paper that serves little if any purpose.

    cYp
    Since Madam Editior took over the paper has really declined. The writers all seem to come from urban middle class backgrounds and are boring. The paper seems to be directed at upper middle class Dublin south Professional women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RepublicanSocialist1798 View Post
    Hit the nail on the head there. In my opinion it's little more than a D4 rag used to massage the ego's of a D4 smug intellectual elite......

    I get the Guardian now. I'd only get the IT on a Friday for the film guide.
    Hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_rebubblican View Post
    Hilarious!
    Yes I'm aware of the irony. I'd get Le Monde except my French isnt as good as it was also the Guardian's got Charlie Brooker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RepublicanSocialist1798 View Post
    Hit the nail on the head there. In my opinion it's little more than a D4 rag used to massage the ego's of a D4 smug intellectual elite. Just look at it's sycophantic article on people born in Ireland joining the British Army and serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. There was no criticism of the justification for the war or the fact that the people they interviewed would be charged with sedition. Same applies for that effusive article for Elizabeth Windsor. It's little more than a "viewspaper" except for a neo-unionist mentality.

    Having said that it's miles better than the Indo.

    I get the Guardian now. I'd only get the IT on a Friday for the film guide.
    So you buy a British newspaper because the Irish Times is "neo-unionist"?

    What do you think of this Guardian article?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    The Irish Times isn't beholden to an owner, and is governed by a trust. It is meant to be our "quality" paper, yet:

    When was the last time the Irish Times broke a major story ?

    I can think of a few ones they were fed by political spin doctors... but an actual real story ?

    Compare them to the Daily Mail and its very limited resources

    I find the Irish Times to be a socially conservative paper, that avoids ruffling feathers and eschews real journalism. Occasionally there's a bit of left wing economics - but mostly it is a smug little paper that serves little if any purpose.

    cYp
    I like it for the letters, commentary articles and the Archives.

    Was fascinated by this

    The Irish Examiner seems a decent enough paper, both better than the Independent ?

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