Denis O'Brien has an opinion piece in today's Irish Times defending himself (and by extension his journalists) against the charge that he "despises" journalism. He cites, as evidence of his support for quality journalism, the fact that he has spent €20m on Newstalk radio.
Well that was a novel experience. I said more or less everything I wanted to this morning, but if I may, a few final observations:I didn't pay very much attention to the original "Waters hates blogs" kerfuffle, and decided to appear on the show after being invited by Newstalk.
Last night, unexpectedly, I was called by Newstalk's Breakfast Show and asked how I thought the electorate were reacting to the personal attacks between Enda Kenny and Bertie Ahern. Firstly, I pointed out that my record of reading the mind of the electorate is similar to my success at becoming heavyweight champion of the world.
For future reference, I'll stick my rough notes from last Monday's Right Hook up here. It is likely that almost nothing in it will be news to the readers of this blog, with the possible exception of the Google patent referred to below. Right Hook Notes 19th November 2007Over the weekend, there was a quiet revolution.
The heading is a little misleading. I may be appearing with Andrew Keen on the Right Hook (currently being hosted by Damien Kiberd) at some point in the next few days. Nonetheless, if you have anything you wished you were able to say to Mr Keen on reading his book, or any points you long to hear made leave a comment.
Above and beyond the call of duty, Conor O'Neill of Loudervoice gave me a call today to explain how to force Twitter to quit its playacting and let me finish jumping through the hoops to get people's texted eaterie reviews from their phones to the new Eateries blog.