WHY Did RTE Cut Off The Pensioner Who Challenged Michael Martin?


It was one of the moments of the election.

The old lady who asked Michael Martin could he live on €230 a week.

TV3 featured the entire exchange – lasting 32 seconds – on its 5.30pm bulletin.

It was electric viewing.

So – not to want to sound too Max Keiser about it – why on earth did RTE – on its 6.01pm and 9pm bulletins – edit her out off after TWO seconds?

Answers to the usual address.

Watch the RTE Version Here (play from 3.30)

And compare with the TV3 report, below: