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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

Published 02/10/2011 | 05:00

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.

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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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