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Thread: Does Jody Corcoran's Hypocrisy Know No Limit?

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    Default Does Jody Corcoran's Hypocrisy Know No Limit?

    Corcoran's polemic in the Sindo today strikes a new low (along with Fianna Fáil's poll ratings and the relationship between the two Brians - perhaps, like the GAA and the Catholic Church, there is some collective symbiosis and they are all part of the same leviathan).

    Corcoran criticises Gilmore and Kenny for not knowing one end of a balance sheet from the other...while he presents himself as a Socratic philosopher (soubtless Eoghan Harris inspired pseudo intellectual rubbish - if he really understood Socrates he'd understand the difference between knowledge and information, and that Socrates' observation was entirely irrelevant to awareness or decision-making), a Keynesean critic, and fiscal advisor to the Government. He rubbishes the Fine Gael thinking that they could find the money for a stimulus package, and in the next paragraph says that he is "given to believe" that Fianna Fáil are planning that anyway.

    The title of the piece is about politics before people, but he never argues that point - just that, in essence (I think - it's hard to follow his rant sometimes), that no one knows what's going on. The subtitle is implicitly critical of everyone, including the IMF, bizarrely, for pretending to know what to do - clearly by extension Mr Corcoran knows what to do (and - bless him - he has some suggestions).

    His only salvation is his reference to Cowan as a dead man walking, and Bertie as a fool. If only a sop to objectivity, at least allegations of being excessively kind to Fianna Fáil can wait for next week's installment.

    It is mindless, cynical, rubbish like this that makes you wonder how this country can still function. One of the lead opinion piece in the country's most read Sunday Newspaper. After his track record of unsubstantiated stories, cronyism, and arrogance, it's a wonder that he still has a job. But someone up there likes him...in better times, maybe he could have been a senator.

    Politics before People? Corcoran's diatribe smacks of self-interest before national-interest, cynicism in place of optimism, cronysim before objectivity. He is a disgrace to his profession.

    Journalists in this country have as much of a duty to the state as politicians, union leaders and other public representatives. Self-serving amateurish posturing by our leading journalists in good times makes us all look like idiots. In the dififcult times in which we find ourselves, it has the potential to undermine the state itself.

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    Corcoran has to be the worst of the worst in the worst and most discredited rag in this country. He was a sort of spiritual adviser to Biffo, just "happening" to meet him in Tullamore on thre back of a lorry for soft interviews when both compared notes on health and social habits, and also in Late Late show studio ! Biffo had better look out now that Jody has turned on him, the die is finally cast. Jody knows that as possible inheriter to the Harris senate seat, that is now gone out the window with fellow Awfully man, Biffo.
    You'd think Kenny committed Treason and brought in IMF. Cowen had all in stitches in Galway at 3.30a.m.but he was "not impaired" -DD Power. FF=Publican páirtí an IMF.

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    The Sindo and RTE are both cheerleaders for Fianna Fail. But at least you don't have to buy the Sindo.

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    Can't see Harris' keeping his seat. Though he'll keep his pension, of course.

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    And we don't have to watch that kiss me FF arse of a TV station either. Up Sky!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyB View Post
    Can't see Harris' keeping his seat. Though he'll keep his pension, of course.

    And Harris can pontificate about PAPS- Plato, Aristotle, Public Service
    You'd think Kenny committed Treason and brought in IMF. Cowen had all in stitches in Galway at 3.30a.m.but he was "not impaired" -DD Power. FF=Publican páirtí an IMF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miserable eFFer View Post
    And we don't have to watch that kiss me FF arse of a TV station either. Up Sky!!!
    But you have to pay for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TradCat View Post
    But you have to pay for it.
    You pay for RTE too...and you've no choice. If you've a mobile phone with a colour screen in your house, you pay the license. You can tell Sky to eff off. The Fianna Fáil Propaganda Machine must be paid for by everyone.

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    The sycophants in the press and in RTE who have cheered on Zanu FF and assorted hangers on (Regressive Dessiecrats, Vegetables, Indapedants) since 1997 can see the writing on the wall and are engaging in the traditional death struggle of the coward, i.e. s!!tting themselves then scooping it up and throwing it far and wide in the hope of being seen as redeemed, and so not doomed to the special purgatory that awaits them i.e. the 7th hell of journalism, reporting on GAA club matches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyB View Post
    You pay for RTE too...and you've no choice. If you've a mobile phone with a colour screen in your house, you pay the license. You can tell Sky to eff off. The Fianna Fáil Propaganda Machine must be paid for by everyone.
    Sky News is FTA - so all you need to watch it is a dish and a freeview receiver - there's no need to subscribe to Sky!
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