Media parroted government line
The statement by Fionnan Sheahan (Irish Independent October 19) that "nobody in the political system can argue they weren't warned about the possible extent of the problems facing the country" is an outrageous misrepresentation of the facts.
For years, most of the media accepted the government line that everything in the garden was rosy. Those that challenged this line were scoffed at and told to commit suicide.
No government spokesperson gave any inkling that things were so calamitous as they have now proven to be until 'Black Thursday' just over a week ago.