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Media tidbits

Some interesting tidbits in the papers this week. Boy do I love the fact that one of my minor achievements here was setting up a little regular service to pull news quotes into the company homepage (all about ourselves of course). Of course it merely pulls everything that has even a vague mention so words like "interconnector" trigger a hit.

Anyway this Monday (In the Examiner, p4) saw another 17 properties sent to the grim repo man. One greedy little f**er of an investor had 28 properties, was taking rent, and basically then not paying the mortgages. According to his solicitor he had "seen the light and put a few on the market last Friday". I really feel for this greedy prick's tenants, guys like him are precisely why "we are where we are."

The Indo continued its slide into the Daily Mail's territory with a piece on how some gobshite things he's great for not doing his bit. Apparently the idiot who wrote the snipped on p15 about how he …

Ireland's Future

I find it bemusing and frustrating sometimes when listening to media whining about our new government. It seemed to me that they were written off as a failure long before the election was even announced. "Just the same" went the old broken down record player so many times. The astonishing thing was how persistently, polls appeared to indicated that Enda Kenny was not favoured for Taoiseach, yet FG, nearly 10 years after an election wipeout that nearly crushed the party permanently, was closer than ever before to an overall majority. How could it be?I think there is huge media bias against Kenny. He's hugely the antithesis of the media-friendly leader. He is not particular charismatic, in fact he's plainly unexciting. And uninterested in licking the boots of the media or putting on a show. And the media love, in particular, being lauded.Nowhere is this more obvious than in the case of the largest Sunday broadsheet editor, a former republican sympathiser turned unionis…