Nothing on Tubridy’s weird address to the nation? Somebody got to you?
Ireland’s top talk show host has morphed into being an immunologist-soothsayer synthesis.
After an emotion-charged exhortation for us to lock down again, based entirely on the current #Casedemic – we get the magick sauce at the very end.
– here it is, in 12 short seconds: pic.twitter.com/FAFtG6tSnU
“Like so many other people in Ireland, I tested positive, but I was in the very fortunate position to have a very unintrusive experience, which I now have come to the end of.
“While I’ve been at home watching television and listening to the radio, I have been bowled over by the extraordinary work of our front line heroes and their families who continue to make Ireland a healthier and safer place.
“I look forward to being back to work really soon.”
Ryan Tubridy and Peter Casey on last Friday’s Late Late Show
Ahead of last Friday’s Late Late Show, Ryan Tubridy teased his RTE Radio 1 viewers about the show’s guest list promising appearances by former President Mary Robinson and recent Presidential runner-up Peter Casey.
Mr Tubridy told his listeners:
“Peter Casey, of course, [will be] joining us as well tonight. We’ve heard a lot about Peter Casey but I would argue that we haven’t seen a lot of the man who got over 300,000 votes, numbers ones don’t forget, in the Presidential election, but obviously came second.
And we will put everything to him and it will be a fair and reasonable exchange and that’s happening tonight among other things….”
Later, he added:
“…..A texter says ‘I’m actually I’m actually embarrassed that Peter Casey is going to be on the Late Late on the same night as Mary Robinson, the chasm between them is so huge and it is really not mannerly to have them on the same night but I love the show but seriously come on, she deserves to not have her message diluted by populism’.
I understand that and appreciate the point but the nature of the show is you get all class of opinion. We would have asked Mrs Robinson on to the show a long time before we knew Peter Casey was to be such a big story which he became and what you call ignorant populism was something that resounded and resonated with over 330,000 people in this country so you cant just dismiss that out of hand either.
You don’t have to watch the interview with Peter Casey. You’re welcome to watch the interview with Mrs Robinson and see how it goes. There’s no rudeness intended at all. It’s just the nature of the show. that varies with twists and turns along the way. It’s quite a programme in that respect. I accept what you’re saying to a point but you’ll also see where we’re coming from I hope..”
Ryan Tubridy and Presidential runner-up Peter Casey.
A sloppy ambush, you say?
#latelate Peter Casey got 23% of the vote, I wanted to know why, did I find out? No. That was a crass, shameful, embarrassing “interview”. Typical of RTE and Tubridy. Scandalous, car crash public broad casting.
The @CaseyPeterJ interview on #latelate is possibly the worst interview I’ve witnessed on media in this country. Tubridys shouty, out of control and childish behaviour was embarrassing to watch. Felt sorry for Casey because he wasn’t listened to once or allowed finish a sentence. https://t.co/a7Ee8zvScx
I generally like Tubridy, but he is making it virtually impossible for Peter Casey to articulate his views. I know Casey isn’t the most articulate to begin with, but Tubridy is making no attempt to mask his bias, constantly interrupting him. Very poor. #LateLate
Wow! Never usually tweet, but that was an appalling biased interview by Ryan Tubridy. Regardless of personal opinions, shouldn’t journalism be fair? You finished well #petercasey#latelate#rte#LateLateShow
Not Ryan Tubridy’s finest hour. I think this interview has played right into Casey’s hands. He will have garnered sympathy and consolidated support from Tubridy’s mishandling and obvious antipathy. #latelate