Last Saturday's Irish Times opinion page, like most Saturdays, had a piece by Noel Whelan. In this the former FF candidate and FF electoral advisor with a weekly column in a national newspaper laid out the reasons why citizens ought not be permitted to state their opinions publically. It was, he argued unpersuasively, a danger to democracy.
The Minister for Justice is sometimes accused of not being able to control himself. Here, in the midst of a Seanad Debate, he veers off topic in order to unburden himself on the question of the press, in general, and Fintan O'Toole and Vincent Brown in particular. Special note: Spot Martin Mansergh trying to staunch the flow, and failing.
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A flash of Paper Round style genius from Kevin Breathnach of the Disillusioned Lefties as he compares and contrasts The Irish Times article on the death of fancy-dan theorist Jean Baudrillard to the one printed in the NY Times. It seems Brian Boyd from the Times (Irish) has a writing style similar to that of Patricia Cohen of the Times (NY). This post was influenced by Bloggorah and Disillusioned Lefty.
If you're working in PR, an election can mean a shower of extra work- if you can persuade a politician or political party that you have a particular insight. Bear this in mind when you throw your eye over "It's the economy stupid", a post from PR firm Edelman (they of the questionable PR). The article begins by telling us that the economy has been taken for granted by the electorate.
Episode one of an occasional series of Paper Round Podcasts. If you subscribe to the full tuppenceworth. ie podcast feed in iTunes or your podcatching program of choice, you also get a bonus set of essays on artworks in the National Gallery.
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