Reading an article on the story of Luke Ming Flanagan and his penalty points makes it clear that the Indo is a bias piece of thrash.
The opening line of the article states:
Why do they open an article with the word controversial, capitalised?CONTROVERSIAL politician Luke Ming Flanagan has revealed he has had penalty points wiped from his driving licence twice.
IMO, this is a deliberate attempt to set the tone early that Ming is not someone to be trusted. It is almost giving the reader the set of mind needed to brand the penalty points issue just another controversial thing this controversial person has done.
But that is not the worst of it.
The article decides to pluck something else entirely from Mr. Flanagan's life which is entirely separate from the issue at hand.
What the hell has his past drug use have to do with this issue?The TD, who has openly admitted to using class A drugs such as cocaine, acid and ecstasy in the past, insisted he never asked for the points to be wiped.
Why don't they do this for all people who have openly taken drugs?
This is the 'article' in question which was written by Lyndsey Telford:
'Ming' Flanagan says penalty points quashed twice - Independent.ie
Again, this article is not about Ming, it is about the use of utterly Irrelevant Information to Discredit People.
Is this acceptable?