11 thoughts on “De Saturday Papers

  1. Lilly

    Corbett abuse claim rings true. People don’t clobber each other with baseball bats out of the blue for no reason.

  2. LiamZero

    Paragraph 5 of the Examiner’s lead story… wow.
    I don’t think you have to be any sort of conspiracy theorist to work out the reasons behind that “story” “coming to light”. The fact that the Examiner decided to run with it in any capacity at all would suggest its editorial and critical standards are non-existent.

    1. ABM

      Standards? Lol. More like increasing desparation to sell advertising to a dwindling number of remaining mugs. The Irish Times with a Cork accent liberal elite wannabes are busy relaying messages from their bitter pals in the ACP, all the while attempting to stir up division and in-fighting. Bishop rightly exerts his authority and tells them to go f*ck themselves (the ecclesiastic version of) and hey presto! a right-on silly season headline involving an evil Irish bishop (who readers are left to assume was fully responsible for all the septic tanks and didn’t even apologise – tried to cover it all up to boot). I’m surprised they haven’t got an accompanying picture of him saying Mass in a very serious pose while he has his mitre on (cue outrage in the comments section over austentacious wealth, regalism, blah, blah, etc.)

      Flannery can go and have his little lecture anywhere he likes. Plenty of hotels would love a bit of business. He is also free to step down any time he likes. But it’s not really about the content (that’s been rejected by Rome) at all, is it? For a “silenced” priest, he’s a bit of a loud mouth.

      1. LiamZero

        Ok, I’ll make it simple for you:
        – Research claiming illegal cigarettes contain poison in them is funded by cigarette manufacturers
        – Newspaper unquestioningly publishes these claims as fact on its front page

        This is extremely poor journalism. I’m not claiming the paper has any pro-tobacco industry agenda but it really should have a bit more pride in itself than to republish a pro-tobacco industry press release as its main story of the day. Or maybe I’m just old-fashioned.

        1. Zarathustra

          I remember watching a documentary a few years ago about black-market fags and different counterfeit brands were tested in a lab, and yes, it is true; they found rat poison, arsenic, plastic and fingernails, they’re the only items I can remember but there was a long list.

  3. More_Bermuda_than_Berlin

    Sinead O’Connor is a woman who’s reaching middle-age, the Indo trys to smear SF, and da Examiner reprints press releases from fag companies…

    What a time to be alive in the Irish media world

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