12 thoughts on “De Friday Papers

  1. ABM

    I don’t know how the Irish media can report on live court cases like this. Very irresponsible.

    I guess the huge pressure to sell dead trees trumps the reputation of the Irish media (not that there’s much of a reputation left). The newspaper hawkers of today are even prepared to run the risk of collapsing a trial.

      1. ABM

        Secret courts are common in Ireland.

        Anyway, that’s another matter.

        The issue is that journalists are not judges and it seems, from the above selection of headlines, that they need to be reminded of this. Journalism used to be a reputable profession.

    1. Soundings

      The judge warned the jury at the start of the week that they would be hearing details which might be deeply upsetting. This is like catnip to the Irish press and they are re-reporting those details without limit and without warning. I bet the press is just upset that the victim wasn’t prettier, The Examiner stands out for its restraint in reporting the outline without wallowing in the tawdry details.

        1. Soundings

          At least RTE is warning its online readers “(Warning: This story contains information that may upset some readers)” but you’d still wonder how the reporting is expanding relevant knowledge whilst it pummels the crap out relatives and friends of the victim and accused.

    1. Mani

      To highlight the two American climbers who’ve been scaling him, free-hand, for the last two weeks.

  2. Disasta

    Quimby: Keep digging. We’re bound to find something!

    They do as Quimby suggests, until there are only a few of them at the
    bottom of a hole forty or fifty feet deep.

    Quimby: I guess we’re not going to find anything.
    Otto: Um, how are we going to get out of here?
    Homer: We’ll dig our way out!
    Wiggum: No, dig _up_, stupid.

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