Presumably, as he is responsible for “oversight and regulation of print, broadcast and web-based media”, that includes me?
He is annoyed at the constant reporting of Irish politics in a negative light.
He doesn’t see it, does he?
He honestly believes that we should be praising him and his cronies for the utter shambles we are in?
He cannot see the we might be a little annoyed at him and his party giving cast iron guarantees before the election and breaking every single one of them after?
He cannot see that while the most vulnerable in society are under attack, he and his pals remain amongst the highest paid politicians in Europe, if not the world?
He cannot see that the suicides and mass emigration of our youth are as a direct result of his licking up to the IMF and the EU?
He cannot see that we might be a little annoyed at the very poorest in society being taxed to fund politicians’ lavish pensions and perks?
“There is an all-pervasive negativity in the media that is not helping the mood of a people that is in distress and difficulty. I don’t think the media give a damn about where this is going to bring politics. It is worthy of some thought of where the constant denigration of politics is going to bring us,” he said.
So it is the media that is not helping people in distress and difficulty? No mention of why they are in distress and difficulty in the first place? Nothing to do with a policy of gubmint that is fully prepared to sacrifice the people in the name of “fiscal rectitude”?
He is right though about it being worthy of thought of where all this negativity is leading. Maybe he should read what people are say and writing? Maybe there is a clue there? Maybe the penny will finally drop that we have had enough of trough-feeding representatives who completely ignore their constituents in favour of maintaining a cushy lifestyle, and pandering to the demands of foreigners?
The ultimate irony is that he is seeking praise for his declaration that “We have garnered some brownie points with our paymasters and our European partners. [The State’s] standing and Ministers’ undertakings are of value and are accepted.”
Let them eat cake?
Let them eat brownie points.