Comedian Des Bishop took to social media this morning to complain about RTÉ censoring his material.
In the programme Des Bishop’s Election (available on the dreadful RTÉ Player) he takes a sideways look at Irish politics, joined by Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubberbandits.
He complained this morning that a joke referencing Denis O’Brien was cut by the RTÉ.
The Regime media has been sweating bullets over litigation since #Pantigate and, in fairness, censorship has always been a strong point of the Montrose mafia.
From the archives, an interesting piece from Indymedia (and the Sunday Business Post) examining some of the RTE’s self-censorship.
In fact, as a non-resident, he doesn’t have to pay VAT on purchases (can get a refund) and as a business man his companies can offset it.
Obviously a question of scale, and it’s not worth the hassle for most things, but if he bought a new iPhone, for example, he would ask for a VAT receipt and would be perfectly entitled to claim it all back.