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    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)?

    Thoughts please?

    Finally link: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-29105543.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by dizillusioned View Post
    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)?

    Thoughts please?
    Yes it is. However Mr Hogan and the lady he was pictured with, are entitled to some privacy.
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    Are they male or female as a matter of interest? The ex-press secretary I mean.
    Fair and Balanced

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Yes it is. However Mr Hagan and the lady he was pictured with, are entitled to some privacy.
    Even when representing the country and being paid to do so?

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    The lady in question left that job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizillusioned View Post

    Thoughts please?
    Another P.ie Sunday and another ridiculous P.ie thread using the rag that is the Bindo as the basis for their idiotic op! Doing so too this Sunday without even posting a link to the rag either!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dizillusioned View Post
    Even when representing the country and being paid to do so?
    The pictures were taken "off duty" in fairness.
    At 12 weeks the “clump of cells” toes curl, her mouth makes sucking movements, she has a human face and if you prod the tummy she will move in response

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    Are they male or female as a matter of interest? The ex-press secretary I mean.
    Female, and she resigned from her role recently if I remember correctly. There are more photos apparently which probably upsets Phil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    Are they male or female as a matter of interest? The ex-press secretary I mean.


    Female

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    The press secretary is the person charged with handling the media to ensure his or her employer maintains a positive image.

    For the press secretary to be the person at the centre of a photo that is damaging...with the person whose pr she is supposed to be spinning...it was laughably bad.

    As for Phil, I'm sure everyone in FG has heard the rumours, he should be glad about what's NOT in the press. And frankly good luck to him. He may be a pig of a man, but enjoying himself along the way is no crime.

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