Wednesday 7 December 2016

Eoghan Harris: Making dog's dinner of tale handed to RTE on plate

Published 13/01/2013 | 05:00

Last Thursday the online magazine Journal.ie broke the story that the troika was not happy with the gap between public and private sector pay. RTE News did not follow up until Friday. And made a dog's dinner of it. Thereby hangs a tale.

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Last week saw many mainstream attacks on social media. Some rightly attacked anonymous abusers. But others seemed to sneer not just at social media, but at the idea of the internet itself.

This is a form of Luddism. Fighting new forms of communications is a forlorn cause. Furthermore, much mainstream antipathy seems to be based on the false assumption that new media will displace old media.

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