“The Absence Of Coverage Implies A Cover-Up”

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gemmatalbot(Gemma O’Doherty and a protest outside the INM HQ in Talbot Street, Dublin following her sacking in the Summer)

So I repeat: why is the Rae story, like the story of the firing of Gemma O’Doherty before it, being ignored by the Irish media
The media exist to hold power to account. Given that the Indo is owned by the largest and most powerful media company in the Republic, Independent News & Media, it should be scrutinised by its rivals.
Journalists should police each other or the public they serve will think there is some kind of special treatment for the media élite. (The British phone-hacking saga was a case in point).
The absence of coverage in Ireland of the Rae story implies a cover-up.

 

Ireland’s media ignore Irish Independent editor’s anulled penalty points (Roy Greenslade, The Guardian)

Previously: Gemma O’Doherty on Broadsheet