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    Did anyone see Miriam OCallaghans carry on last night on the Primetime piece about the death of 14 year old Brian Rossiter in garda custody ? The parents of the dead child were in the studio for interview and the very first question she went after them with was " why are you taking a civil case against the gardai ? You do know it wont bring your son back ?" . The interview carried on in a highly similar vein where throughout the only angle I could detect was Miriam OCallaghan taking the childs parents to task , politely and with sympathy oozing out of her of course , for the fact they were taking a civil action against the guards . Then she ended the interview by asking them if they themselves felt guilty over their childs death , which means Miriam was raising the possibility poor parenting was the cause of death and not the gardai ..
    Im quite sure Brian Rossiters parents are all too painfully aware that their child is never coming back , that he is dead and gone for ever . Where in hell does this bloody woman get off asking them on television do they think a civil case will bring him back to life ?
    It was painfully obvious from the interview that Miriam OCallaghan does not think bringing a civil case against the gardai over the death of this child is either a good idea or a positive move , or basically should happen . That was what she focused on throughout and implied throughout that such a case is a negative move by his parents.

    I was absolutely disgusted by it . Youd swear it was the 1950s or something .

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    Quote Originally Posted by merle haggard View Post
    Did anyone see Miriam OCallaghans carry on last night on the Primetime piece about the death of 14 year old Brian Rossiter in garda custody ? The parents of the dead child were in the studio for interview and the very first question she went after them with was " why are you taking a civil case against the gardai ? You do know it wont bring your son back ?" . The interview carried on in a highly similar vein where throughout the only angle I could detect was Miriam OCallaghan taking the childs parents to task , politely and with sympathy oozing out of her of course , for the fact they were taking a civil action against the guards . Then she ended the interview by asking them if they themselves felt guilty over their childs death , which means Miriam was raising the possibility poor parenting was the cause of death and not the gardai ..
    Im quite sure Brian Rossiters parents are all too painfully aware that their child is never coming back , that he is dead and gone for ever . Where in hell does this bloody woman get off asking them on television do they think a civil case will bring him back to life ?
    It was painfully obvious from the interview that Miriam OCallaghan does not think bringing a civil case against the gardai over the death of this child is either a good idea or a positive move , or basically should happen . That was what she focused on throughout and implied throughout that such a case is a negative move by his parents.

    I was absolutely disgusted by it . Youd swear it was the 1950s or something .
    Par for the course for Mims, keep the nutjobs happy. Couldn't even watch it to the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merle haggard View Post
    Did anyone see Miriam OCallaghans carry on last night on the Primetime piece about the death of 14 year old Brian Rossiter in garda custody ? The parents of the dead child were in the studio for interview and the very first question she went after them with was " why are you taking a civil case against the gardai ? You do know it wont bring your son back ?" . The interview carried on in a highly similar vein where throughout the only angle I could detect was Miriam OCallaghan taking the childs parents to task , politely and with sympathy oozing out of her of course , for the fact they were taking a civil action against the guards . Then she ended the interview by asking them if they themselves felt guilty over their childs death , which means Miriam was raising the possibility poor parenting was the cause of death and not the gardai ..
    Im quite sure Brian Rossiters parents are all too painfully aware that their child is never coming back , that he is dead and gone for ever . Where in hell does this bloody woman get off asking them on television do they think a civil case will bring him back to life ?
    It was painfully obvious from the interview that Miriam OCallaghan does not think bringing a civil case against the gardai over the death of this child is either a good idea or a positive move , or basically should happen . That was what she focused on throughout and implied throughout that such a case is a negative move by his parents.

    I was absolutely disgusted by it . Youd swear it was the 1950s or something .
    She's a disgrace for what she said to the parents but i'd say she was told to ask those questions it really came accross as 'how dare you question the wonderful guards' even though a fourteen year old boy died suspiciously in their custody it seems that RTE et al won't even entertain the thought that the guards might be at fault for a child who died in their custody

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    Quote Originally Posted by merle haggard View Post
    Did anyone see Miriam OCallaghans carry on last night on the Primetime piece about the death of 14 year old Brian Rossiter in garda custody ? The parents of the dead child were in the studio for interview and the very first question she went after them with was " why are you taking a civil case against the gardai ? You do know it wont bring your son back ?" . The interview carried on in a highly similar vein where throughout the only angle I could detect was Miriam OCallaghan taking the childs parents to task , politely and with sympathy oozing out of her of course , for the fact they were taking a civil action against the guards . Then she ended the interview by asking them if they themselves felt guilty over their childs death , which means Miriam was raising the possibility poor parenting was the cause of death and not the gardai ..
    Im quite sure Brian Rossiters parents are all too painfully aware that their child is never coming back , that he is dead and gone for ever . Where in hell does this bloody woman get off asking them on television do they think a civil case will bring him back to life ?
    It was painfully obvious from the interview that Miriam OCallaghan does not think bringing a civil case against the gardai over the death of this child is either a good idea or a positive move , or basically should happen . That was what she focused on throughout and implied throughout that such a case is a negative move by his parents.
    I was absolutely disgusted by it . Youd swear it was the 1950s or something .
    This was Proime Toime, roysh?

    I'm afraid PT is normally a pointless exercise in infotainment for the chattering classes - especially with MOC at the helm. The previous programme had some kind of soft-focus, slo-mo, video-style "reconstruction" of bad behaviour in the service sector. Dire. Last night exhibited this foreboding black backdrop which had the effect of visually isolating the guests. And then the solicitous MOC in her silly chair...

    PT is so self-regarding these days. Last night it seemed to be more about MOC and the Ort-ee-ee Special Effect Dept than the poor Rossiters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merle haggard View Post
    Did anyone see Miriam OCallaghans carry on last night on the Primetime piece about the death of 14 year old Brian Rossiter in garda custody ? The parents of the dead child were in the studio for interview and the very first question she went after them with was " why are you taking a civil case against the gardai ? You do know it wont bring your son back ?" . The interview carried on in a highly similar vein where throughout the only angle I could detect was Miriam OCallaghan taking the childs parents to task , politely and with sympathy oozing out of her of course , for the fact they were taking a civil action against the guards . Then she ended the interview by asking them if they themselves felt guilty over their childs death , which means Miriam was raising the possibility poor parenting was the cause of death and not the gardai ..
    Im quite sure Brian Rossiters parents are all too painfully aware that their child is never coming back , that he is dead and gone for ever . Where in hell does this bloody woman get off asking them on television do they think a civil case will bring him back to life ?
    It was painfully obvious from the interview that Miriam OCallaghan does not think bringing a civil case against the gardai over the death of this child is either a good idea or a positive move , or basically should happen . That was what she focused on throughout and implied throughout that such a case is a negative move by his parents.

    I was absolutely disgusted by it . Youd swear it was the 1950s or something .
    the west brits have seized the radio and tv stations ,,and the newspapers
    from themselves
    its a coup d,etait

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    Quote Originally Posted by McDave View Post
    This was Proime Toime, roysh?

    I'm afraid PT is normally a pointless exercise in infotainment for the chattering classes - especially with MOC at the helm. The previous programme had some kind of soft-focus, slo-mo, video-style "reconstruction" of bad behaviour in the service sector. Dire. Last night exhibited this foreboding black backdrop which had the effect of visually isolating the guests. And then the solicitous MOC in her silly chair...

    PT is so self-regarding these days. Last night it seemed to be more about MOC and the Ort-ee-ee Special Effect Dept than the poor Rossiters.

    proper gander
    ,west brits ,making right wing propanganda
    for their west brit friends
    whilst spending thousands on adverts warning us not to deny them their tv tax
    aaaarrrr pee tea

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    i was surprised she never said theres a recession on , do you not think its very unpatriotic and youll damage the economy .

    14 year old kid dies in a garda cell who should not have been in a garda cell after parents are told he has taken 30 e tablets , with none found in his system . Miriam OCallaghan though is worried somebodys taking the garda to court over it .

    apparently though that is what shes paid for

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    Well said Merle. I was shouting my head off at her.

    It's precisely BECAUSE their child isn't coming back they're taking a civil case.
    Miriam also interjected when physical abuse was mentioned and said the allegation of physical abuse wasn't believed..

    Of course it wasn't believe because if it was afforded any credibility, the meat-head Gardai would have been up for murder. And it would have been pretty hard to refute because a child had actually died.

    It would have been interesting to have had a now adult man make allegations in court that he had been physically beaten by a Garda at the time of young Rossiters death.

    What forensics was done in the Garda station? This was a potential crime scene.

    This was like going back to the days when priests physically & sexually assaulted boys in the rapecamps that were the industrial boarding schools and the boy either died or went on to commit suicide as a result and when the next of kin made any enquiry or investigation,..... ahh sure it won't bring you're little boy back would you ever leave Father Queerass alone.

    This was typical housewifey Miriam sidestepping the whole issue.

    Like RTE and 9/11 truth. Why ask ANY questions? Sure it won't bring back the 3000 who died on that day ... nor the 1.5million dead Iraqi's.
    Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
    Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But Conscience asks the question - is it right?
    And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;but one must take it simply because it is right. -MLK

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    its precisely the same mentality as during clerical abuse a few decades ago . The gardai are an extreemly powerful instituion that like the preisthood were unquestioned in the state . MOC is of the opinion that authority shouldnt be questioned to this day . Of course its her opinion and shes entitled to it , but thats not her job which is supposed to be as an investigative journalist to get at the heart of the issues instead of insiting to bereaved parents during a televised interview they should be covered up , all the way through the interview too . absolutely disgraceful ,

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    I could say a lot of things about this case.. but the thread would be immediately locked..

    so without getting too detailed.. I'll say that what happened in this case is an absolute disgrace, and certain people, who shall remain nameless, should be in jail because of it..

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