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Thread: RTE may Influence Another Election?

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    Looks like the State broadcaster is going to interview the FG/FF/Lab/SF candidates tonight on PrimeTime excluding all other candidates in the upcoming by-election in Meath East.

    Section 42 of the Broadcasting Act, 2009, provides that:-
    (1) The Authority shall prepare, and from time to time as occasion requires, revise, in accordance with this section, a code or codes governing standards and practice (“broadcasting code”) to be observed by broadcasters.

    2) Broadcasting codes shall provide: –

    (a) that all news broadcast by a broadcaster is reported and presented in an objective and impartial manner and without any expression of the broadcaster‟s own views,

    (b) that the broadcast treatment of current affairs, including matters which are either of public controversy or the subject of current public debate, is fair to all interests concerned and that the broadcast matter is presented in an objective and impartial manner and without any expression of the broadcaster‟s own views,

    (e) that a broadcaster does not, in the allocation of time for transmitting party political broadcasts, give an unfair preference to any political party,

    Serious mistake by RTE?

    http://www.bai.ie/wordpress/wp-conte...ecCode_Eng.pdf
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    how many times will Helen McEntee say im 26
    i owe my allegiance only to the working class

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    It does seem unfair.

    If they had just had ff and fg there would have been uproar from lab and sf.

    Where's the cutoff point and how do they decide ?
    I believe that children are the future

    Unless we stop them now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by off with their heads View Post
    how many times will Helen McEtee say im 26
    Does it matter if only four of the hourses running the race are present?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlovian View Post
    It does seem unfair.

    If they had just had ff and fg there would have been uproar from lab and sf.

    Where's the cutoff point and how do they decide ?
    Unfair? The Broadcasting Code on Referenda and Election Coverage is very clear, and is being broken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlovian View Post
    It does seem unfair.

    If they had just had ff and fg there would have been uproar from lab and sf.

    Where's the cutoff point and how do they decide ?
    maybe they should just have FG/FF as RTE have been told by "They" and "Them" thats its between them.....

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    Why is this on national tv anyway? Surely these candidates should be having these debates on local radio or maybe in a town hall somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by off with their heads View Post
    how many times will Helen McEtee say im 26
    The labour candidate had a nice reply to Thomas Byrne on vb.

    Byrne was playing the family man card by saying he had a young family with 3 kids.

    The labour guy came back with "we'll if that's the crucial factor, I've got four kids"
    I believe that children are the future

    Unless we stop them now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveL View Post
    Why is this on national tv anyway? Surely these candidates should be having these debates on local radio or maybe in a town hall somewhere...
    They have. Last radio debate today on LMFM where all candidates were present.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post

    They have. Last radio debate today on LMFM where all candidates were present.
    Grand. No need for this on RTE then.

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