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    Default Gerry Adams interviewed by Chris Donoghue on Newstalk

    Unusual interview in that the interviewer got the hump. Started out fairly innocuously about Sinn Fein's possible Coalition options but then Donoghue started off on Adams's apology in the Dail about Jerry McCabe. The temperature rose when Donoghue started going on about what other apologies would be made, why was Adams making an apology when he said he was never in the IRA etc. etc. Adams replied that he thought the interview was about Sinn Fein's coalition strategy and then took to reciting his own soundbites over Donoghue's interjections which sounded as if he was seriously dissing Donoghue's estimation of Donoghue.

    Eventually, the stalemate was broken when Donoghue asked if Adams tweeted in the bath. Adams replied that he did and, when Donoghue expressed disbelief, he then told him that his interviewing skills might improve if he did the same.

    As the interview had been recorded half an hour earlier, Donoghue followed it up with a very precious-sounding whine to his co-presenter about the lack of respect Adams had shown him.

    Jeez, if anyone complains about the lack of depth to comment on this site, they can point to the example shown by broadcasters given a national stage for their self-importance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof Honeydew View Post
    Unusual interview in that the interviewer got the hump. Started out fairly innocuously about Sinn Fein's possible Coalition options but then Donoghue started off on Adams's apology in the Dail about Jerry McCabe. The temperature rose when Donoghue started going on about what other apologies would be made, why was Adams making an apology when he said he was never in the IRA etc. etc. Adams replied that he thought the interview was about Sinn Fein's coalition strategy and then took to reciting his own soundbites over Donoghue's interjections which sounded as if he was seriously dissing Donoghue's estimation of Donoghue.

    Eventually, the stalemate was broken when Donoghue asked if Adams tweeted in the bath. Adams replied that he did and, when Donoghue expressed disbelief, he then told him that his interviewing skills might improve if he did the same.

    As the interview had been recorded half an hour earlier, Donoghue followed it up with a very precious-sounding whine to his co-presenter about the lack of respect Adams had shown him.

    Jeez, if anyone complains about the lack of depth to comment on this site, they can point to the example shown by broadcasters given a national stage for their self-importance.
    Gas.... must listen to it on the player.

    Newstalk are looking for a Jobbridge journalist.... maybe they are thinking of replacing him

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    Quote Originally Posted by emulator View Post
    Newstalk are looking for a Jobbridge journalist.... maybe they are thinking of replacing him
    Are they really?

    That's worth a thread in itself.

    Have you a link?

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    Does that show even have many listeners left?

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    Classic Adams.

    Q: "Do you have more to apologise for?"

    GA: "I may have; I don't know..."

    Hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof Honeydew View Post
    Unusual interview in that the interviewer got the hump. Started out fairly innocuously about Sinn Fein's possible Coalition options but then Donoghue started off on Adams's apology in the Dail about Jerry McCabe. The temperature rose when Donoghue started going on about what other apologies would be made, why was Adams making an apology when he said he was never in the IRA etc. etc. Adams replied that he thought the interview was about Sinn Fein's coalition strategy and then took to reciting his own soundbites over Donoghue's interjections which sounded as if he was seriously dissing Donoghue's estimation of Donoghue.

    Eventually, the stalemate was broken when Donoghue asked if Adams tweeted in the bath. Adams replied that he did and, when Donoghue expressed disbelief, he then told him that his interviewing skills might improve if he did the same.

    As the interview had been recorded half an hour earlier, Donoghue followed it up with a very precious-sounding whine to his co-presenter about the lack of respect Adams had shown him.

    Jeez, if anyone complains about the lack of depth to comment on this site, they can point to the example shown by broadcasters given a national stage for their self-importance.
    Really aggressive, predictable and boring interview. It is a sad sign of our media that they cannot concentrate on tackling Sinn Feins current policies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sport02 View Post
    Does that show even have many listeners left?
    Probably has if Adams agreed to the interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emulator View Post
    Gas.... must listen to it on the player.

    Newstalk are looking for a Jobbridge journalist.... maybe they are thinking of replacing him
    Maybe now some of these media types wil tackle this Jobsbridge scam, if it is true.

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    I like Donoghue but he seriously got this one wrong. Sounded like he was told to go after Adams and his alleged membership - old hat now.

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    Donoghue plays the angry man a little much.

    He seems outraged by almost everything. Thought both himself
    and Adams were a bit snippy but Donoghue running to mummy to
    complain about it was very funny.
    I believe that children are the future

    Unless we stop them now.

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