Not sticking it to the man — 8 Comments

  1. Don't bother your hole, it'll be a waste of time. These Puritan numbskulls are addicted to power.They won't listen to facts and are bereft of humanity. Don't even lower yourself to the position of giving them the time of day, never mind the courtesy of a "debate." 

  2. Yep.  I’m with Richard on this one.  I think that the MSM is so eager to show how “good” it is and how much it “cares” about the public’s wellbeing that they’d actually have no intention at all of letting your “opposing” viewpoint come across.  I strongly suspect that all of these programmes only ever have people like yourself on in order to tick the box that says “impartial.”  They certainly wouldn’t have the slightest intention of allowing any of your points to come across in a coherent or convincing way, so what’s the point?  The media, these days – just like scientists and medical “experts” – makes its mind up beforehand how it wants a story to come across, and then chooses its interviewees, and structures its interviews/reports, accordingly.

    Just for the record, a friend of mine who used to work in the MSM once said to me: “If a national journalist from any of the national papers, or the TV, or the radio, wants to talk to you about anything – run a mile.  I work with these people and they are most venal, untrustworthy, manipulative people I have ever come across.  Even I am careful what I say to them in casual conversation, because, believe me, they’d sell their grandmother, their parents, their kids and even their pet goldfish for the sake of a good-selling story, so they certainly wouldn’t think twice about crucifying a colleague’s career if a newsworthy piece of gossip meant they might get the main headline that night.”

    Tell ‘em to find someone who has time to waste and who doesn’t mind being “worked” to fit the channel’s preconceived agenda!

  3. Oh well done! Hold fast. Keep your dignity, your mystery and your written word reputation. Jax is absolutely right in saying they just want cannon fodder to sacrifice so they can come over superior  Do NOT succumb, submit, surrender, or capitulate, and we'll be proud. People only develop a conscience when they think they are letting someone down. Wise people know when not to have one!

  4. Thanks everyone.  My conscience is absolved of all guilt.

    I did quite a few interviews some years ago when the infamous book came out.  One was with a newspaper where the interview was quite long.  Sure enough the article appeared as a full page spread but the headline was not something like "Wicklow author writes brilliant book" but something about "Wicklow man loves chatting up young girls" or some such.  It was some off the cuff comment I had made and was twisted and wildly taken out of context.  I had a lot of trouble with Herself after that one but my local reputation was greatly enhanced.  The one good thing about a live television show is that they can't edit it. 

    The one remaining niggle I have is the opportunity to call Nanny Alcohol a shower of money grabbing fucking cunts.  That would go down well on YouTube?

  5. Get totally smashed, go live, and tell 'em "i'm as drunk as a skunk and happy as hell, slainte! hiccup!"

    • That would play right into their hands.  Much better to declare myself a Teetotaler and then accuse them of being a load of interfering bastards.

  6. Don't do it GD. Just between the two off us… your last radio interview did not go well in my opinion. Your 'bite' doesn't transfer very well to the meeja.

  7. "I suppose he is used to people getting very excited about being actually inside a live television studio."

    Think back to ..." I have to be so conscious of not calling someone a fucking cunt"

    Live TV just wouldn't suit you. Even if it did, they would never let you appear on it.


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