I see on the front page of the Independent today that Phil Hogan is upset with media coverage of a photograph that was published of his former press secretary and himself in Doha.
A few things that confuse me about this story are:
1. why is publishing a photo of Phil with his press secretary so bad?
2. why would Phil be worried that "Well, it’s a f ***ing disgraceful game, you’ll get no one going into politics, or being a press officer, if you guys keep going” .
3. is the use of foul langauage by a minister acceptable?
Surely, freedom of the press is paramount (not that I think many journalists have reported the proper stories or do a good job)?
Finally link: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-29105543.html