I thought this press article would have provoked some debate on this site but I can't find any mention of it herein:
Pat Rabbitte 'humiliated' by TV3 snub - Independent.ie
"COMMUNICATIONS Minister Pat Rabbitte suffered a "humiliating" experience at the hands of TV3 after being refused permission to go on the Vincent Browne Show"
Its not the snub itself that's controversial but the inference that the bunny was flutered:
"It is understood that Mr Rabbitte had been in high spirits before the incident – with one Labour TD noting that he was grinning "like a Cheshire cat".
Champagne Socialist 2011 vintage?