Sunday 26 February 2017

John Downing: Time to move on from blaming RTE for putting out fake 'Frontline' tweet

MANY RTE journalists have built careers and reputations on their ability to publicly skewer and roast senior politicians on radio and television.

So, when the shoe is on the other foot, there is a certain poetic justice in watching politicians making the bosses of those 'RTE star attack dogs' squirm. When the kicking boots are on the politicians' feet it is not entirely astonishing to find that they should use them to do some kicking.

That is part of the story of yesterday's doings when RTE bosses appeared before a communications committee at Leinster House made up of TDs and senators. It was yet another opportunity for RTE bosses to eat some humble pie.

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