Friday 28 July 2017

Radio review: What counts most is a candidate's character

Dave Fanning
Dave Fanning

Eilis O'Hanlon

The most startling thing about last week's media coverage of the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the discovery that Newstalk's Sean Moncrieff and RTE's Dave Fanning both pronounce the surname of the former US President Ronald Reagan as "Ree-gan" rather than "Ray-gan" as the man himself did and as all pronunciation guides agree that it should be said.

What's that all about?

The least surprising thing was the disdain which pundits were showing towards coverage of the US election in advance of the head-to-head. Fanning, fronting The Ryan Tubridy Show on Tuesday, lazily pooh poohed it all as akin to a reality TV show and soap opera.

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