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    Default Victoria White takes Angry men Ross, O Toole, and mates like Olivia O Leary, to task

    Angry commentators who are getting even angrier on our behalf <br>By Victoria White | Irish Examiner

    In Thursday Irish Examiner Victoria White seriously cuts the ground from under Shane Ross, Nick Webb, Fintan O Toole, Olivia O Leary and RTE for their programme last Saturday night on RTE hosted by Ballsy O Connor.

    This travelling roadshow is advertising its wares, and you can hear thse experts give their remedies for the state of the country in various places for 25 euro a head and you can sip a glass of wine as well.
    She also castigates Ross for his support of Fingers, Seanie Fitzpatrick, and the Quinns, (which i was not aware of until now) She rightly identifies the joke of O Leary telling O Toole what a great leader he would make - if he ran for election !

    Shame is RTE allowed them promote their show and sales of their books. But well done Victoria.

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    Journo in bun fight with other journos shocker...

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    Read the piece and thought she was spot on. The "Wasters" handle could be extended to cover this lot who like the limelight but not prepared to put an cogent alternative strategy together and present it to the people. But they are part of the club and will never be challenged in the way others are.

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    I'm not sure serving dinner while having to listen to those guys speak is a good idea. Do you get your puke bag at the door as well as your glass of overpriced plonk?

    These 'rock stars of dissent' (puke) could form a band except the name Charlatans has been taken unfotunately.

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    Dare I say that irony is not Ms White's forte ,especially when ranting on about other people who annoy her? She also has that great Irish affliction - the right to be offended by anything.
    "There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." Ernest Hemingway

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    Shooting the messengers whether you love them or loathe them isn't the answer.

    Plus nobody is forcing anyone to listen to these people, pay to attend their 'talks' or pay for their books... unlike the situation we're in regarding the extortionate pay of politicians (both past and present), bankers, bondholders, civil servants and all the rest of the overpaid parasites paid with public money...

    Note: Before anyone points it out I'm well aware Ross is a TD and therefore straddles the fence, but he's been exposing bullsh!t in the likes of FAS for years and long before he became a TD...

    The article reeks of the usual Irish begrudgery which if it prevails will guarantee our rotten 'establishment' survives in tact to continue with 'business as usual' at OUR expense...

    Not to mention the fact that the 20:20 vision hindsight the article is written with is a luxury people did not have about things they were commenting about back in the bubble...

    The article is horse sh!te...

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    She is right in what she says.

    All those 4 muppets are highly paid and "share our anger" somehow !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanner Island View Post
    The article reeks of the usual Irish begrudgery which if it prevails will guarantee our rotten 'establishment' survives in tact to continue with 'business as usual' at OUR expense...
    +1. Many journalists, like actors, hate seeing their comrades get airtime. Why not stretch herself and she serve up a decent fresh piece, rather than reheat the old cabbages of her opinion.

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    Hope the venues are empty, and plenty of food and wine left to go off.
    Anyone for a protest outside ?

    Real scandal is our national station was used and abused in this manner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanner Island View Post
    Shooting the messengers whether you love them or loathe them isn't the answer.

    Plus nobody is forcing anyone to listen to these people, pay to attend their 'talks' or pay for their books... unlike the situation we're in regarding the extortionate pay of politicians (both past and present), bankers, bondholders, civil servants and all the rest of the overpaid parasites paid with public money...

    Note: Before anyone points it out I'm well aware Ross is a TD and therefore straddles the fence, but he's been exposing bullsh!t in the likes of FAS for years and long before he became a TD...

    The article reeks of the usual Irish begrudgery which if it prevails will guarantee our rotten 'establishment' survives in tact to continue with 'business as usual' at OUR expense...

    Not to mention the fact that the 20:20 vision hindsight the article is written with is a luxury people did not have about things they were commenting about back in the bubble...

    The article is horse sh!te...
    Nobody is shooting the messenger, primarily because the message is hard to see beyond 'buy our books in time for christmas'.

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