Friday 21 July 2017

RTE needs to raise its game and grill McGuinness

The national broadcaster has to change its blinkered coverage of the Aras race, writes John-Paul McCarthy

It's said that Lyndon Johnson knew his presidency had imploded when he sat down one evening after a gargantuan Texan dinner to watch Walter Cronkite denounce his Vietnam policy straight to camera.

Johnson knew that when America's Gay Byrne wheeled out the big moral guns, it was time to start planning the presidential library.

RTE could not muster a Cronkite moment during this week's presidential interviews.

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