From top: Donald Trump and Denis O’Brien
Mark Malone writes:
….What’s even more striking, no media outlet even offers a hyperlink in its own self censoring coverage to the actual press release itself.
The press release [at link below] As we can see, none of it is original content, or even amounts to any sort of political analysis. Its simply copy paste of pieces, mostly uncontested facts already written online. Much of it from within Ireland.
Irish media outlets might consider their choice not to link or include any specifics outlined within ( eg O Briens donating to the Clinton Foundation whilst getting contracts from the US state department for mobile phone contract in Haiti) as pragmatic.
That I’m afraid is internalised logic, which any observer can see is based on internalising a fear of O Brien’s power and justifying something political as a business decision. And that’s a much bigger news than any copy paste job Trumps team fires out.
Previously: Meanwhile, In The No Spin Zone
Pics: Getty, Rollingnews
— Niall O’Loughlin (@nialloloughlin) September 29, 2016