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Hard To Trump Trudeau.

In Blog, politics by Eoghan McNeillLeave a Comment

Photo: Justin Trudeau back in 2013. Credit to Taha Ghaznavi via Creative Commons Last week, the media swooned over holier than thou Trudeau’s meeting with that evil orange monster Trump. Eoghan McNeill takes a look behind the quiff and glistening smile of the liberal’s favourite head of state. I’ll say this for Justin Trudeau: he is a very handsome man. And I’ll say that unreservedly. He has the smile, hair, gait and … Read More

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Muppet Media.

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Everyone’s favourite “dope-addled muppet” nailed how sections of the media ignored independents raising Garda malpractice. The Facebook firebrand said: “Mainstream journalism does not really accept the result of the 2011 general election. It does not accept the result of the 2016 general election. Unless you come from the old guard of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour then you are irrelevant in the eyes of mainstream media, with a few rare … Read More

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That Denis Bai.

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There’s no flies on Brid Smith. Here the PB4P TD points out how “the country will be owned in terms of media ownership by DOB” if the proposed Independent News and Media (INM) and Celtic Media Group (CMG) merger goes ahead. Give the video a share. Peeps should hear this.

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Imagine a Digital Media Safe Haven.

In #rabble12, Culture, Highlights, Interviews, politics, Print Edition by Sean FinnanLeave a Comment

In 2009, WikiLeaks released a confidential document listing Iceland’s Kaupthing Bank’s exposure to mega loans. The bank had loaned billions to a golden circle of major shareholders and attempted to manipulate its share price. The state broadcaster, RUV, was gagged from reporting the WikiLeaks exposé. As a result a radical initiative called the International Modern Media Institute received unanimous support in parliament. Sean Finnan spoke to Smári McCarthy, one of … Read More

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Talking To G.O.D.

In #rabble12, Interviews, Print Edition by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

Investigative journalist Gemma O’Doherty has garnered a reputation as a tenacious old-school reporter. She’s currently championing the case of Mary Boyle, a six-year-old Donegal girl missing since 1977. Rashers Tierney caught up with O’Doherty after her appearance at the Journalism In Crisis conference in the University Of Limerick back in April.

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Responsible Types.

In #rabble12, Blog, politics, Print Edition by Oireachtas Retort Leave a Comment

The protracted pantomime over government formation has somewhat overshadowed the gravity of what occurred in February’s general election. With regime support at historic lows, Oireachtas Retort looks at how some middle ground commentators continue to dismiss the movement against Irish Water. As soon as ballot boxes opened in February it quickly became clear that voters had delivered a kick in the teeth that neither politicians nor their media priests had … Read More

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Ah Jaysus.

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The notorious troll Katie Hopkins (previously kept well fed by rags like The Sun and the Daily Mail…) has come out with a right Paddy bashing clanger in this clip with Angela Scanlon. She’s taken to calling herself “the Jesus of the outspoken.” And at the age of 41, between ourselves like, she’s probably well over due crucifixion. It puts us in mind of a brilliant piece some time ago … Read More

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Bleedjin Shtate.

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Here’s something to watch while you wait for the spuds to boil later on. It’s a round table chat about the class and gender dynamics of the modern British meeja scene. A wee piece put out by Consented.co.uk

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On The Problem Of The Hipster Bourgeoisie.

In Blog, Culture, Featured, politics by Henry Silke11 Comments

The ideological state apparatus has many forms; the anti-working class hipster wing are the most annoying.

So what is this ideological state apparatus? It isn’t as the name might suggest simply some sort of state run propaganda machine a la RTE, although that is part of the process – rather the ISA acts as a much deeper and insidious level of ideological thought running through the entire superstructures of society from family to religion, education and even entertainment.