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Thread: BBC Claims Tommie Gorman is a Player not simply a Reporter

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    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?

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    It appears he has made a valuable contribution to stability in NI and well done to him.

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    Well the question has to be asked on whose behalf was Gorman acting? Who gave him his orders and who directed him? These are very real questions which arise from the BBC's revelations. Is this man fit to report to us on an issue he's so deeply involved in? Was he merely a third party whose use was serendipitous or was he placed to do this job as an agent?

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    who do you think he was working for CC?
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    Given that reporters speak to lots of different people and lots of different sources then its hardly suprising that they act as go betweens.

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    I don't know but the Irish Secret Service springs to mind. There seems to be little in this country that is not highly manipulated by the powers that be, whether it be land deals, planning decisions, broadcasting licenses, oversight of the Gardai or media news stories. Even if a dead body is found in the office of a government minister there is a news blackout.

    Now we hear Tommie Gorman has been an agent of influence within a situation where he posed publically as an objective voice.

    This is not a republic.

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    This isn't news. It was discussed on the Sham Shith show a few Sundays ago.
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    A Go between is a Go between not an advocate of anything.

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    A go between is a negotiator. Ahern himself said that the go between in question (he didn't name Gorman) had been very important to the whole process. The question follows naturally therefore from whom did he take his directions, if anyone, during this time? Is the man an agent?

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    If he actively involves himself in the political arena he cannot be viewed as an impartial reporter for a state run television station. He is either a politcal player or a reporter, he cannot be both.

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