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And so it continues

BAI logo, via BAI siteIn today’s Irish Times, Mary Minihan writes:

Complaints to BAI over TV3 cancer disclosure

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has received 70 e-mails complaining about the news broadcast on St Stephen’s Day disclosing the cancer diagnosis of Minister for Finance . …

Meanwhile, Minster for Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin said she and her Government colleagues were “appalled” at the way the story was disclosed. …

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2 Responses to “And so it continues”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Rossa McMahon, Eoin O'Dell. Eoin O'Dell said: http://tinyurl.com/ydqb3mu My new blogpost: And so it continues […]

  2. Eoin says:

    Kevin Myers makes a lot of sense in the Irish Independent:

    The abyss beckons after ignorant, hysterical lynching of TV3 news

    Let me start my first column of the year 2010 by congratulating the TV3 news team, and specifically Ursula Halligan and head of news Andrew Hanlon, for their courage and their sensitivity in breaking the dreadful news of the illness of Brian Lenihan. … If we in the news media discover that he has an illness that could be adversely affecting the manner in which he attends to his duties, then it is our duty, D-U-T-Y, to report what we know.

    … Liz McManus TD of Labour declared it was \inappropriate for any television station to take advantage of a health issue\. Mary Hanafin said that Brian Lenihan has the right to be sick in private. Listen, you silly, silly girls: he is a politician; we are in the media. We report on you. No minister is sick in private, and no-one is taking advantage of anyone. …

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