Monday 22 January 2018

Patrick Kinsella: Let's see big picture -- and allow RTE to regain trust

BAI chairman Bob Collins
pictured after the 'Prime
Time Investigates' report
BAI chairman Bob Collins pictured after the 'Prime Time Investigates' report

FROM director-general Noel Curran down to the newest researcher, RTE's programme staff must be feeling pretty bruised right now.

First the grotesque defamation of Fr Kevin Reynolds, then the bizarre intervention in presidential politics by means of an unchecked Twitter message, followed by a thorough shake-up of editorial staff and procedures, a €200,000 fine from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), and now direct government supervision by means of quarterly reports to Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte.

And still there are calls for more investigations and inquiries.

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