Last night on the BBC NI evening news much was made of the claim that Tommie Gorman acted as a go-between between the DUP and the Sinn Féin in the lead up to the GFA. Gorman has refused to coomment on these claims and has retreated into professional reporter mode by saying that he 'doesn't reveal sources'. Apart from the fact that revealing sources is beside the point of what the BBC claimed, what do people think this means for the objectivity of Gorman's reporting? If he has been acting as a player while being at the same time the main reporter on the issue from the Republic of Ireland, what does that say about the tendentious nature of the news we have been fed?
Is this the real reason why RTÉ pay Gorman 200,000 euros a year?