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

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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:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKYmx6bI-vM&feature=player_embedded