Gene Kerrigan: Damaging dodges and downright drivel
In a time of confusion, Gene Kerrigan gives us a short guide to interpreting the Irish media
Almost everything we know about this wretched recession, and the Government response to it, is filtered through the media. Therefore, our understanding of what's happening is shaped by a relatively small number of people.
And, most of those, during the Celtic Bubble, were admirers of the bankers and the builders and their political handmaids. They will always give the benefit of the doubt to the devil they know -- even to politicians as inept as Mr Lenihan. Therefore, the media is easily used by the powerful.
So, it might be useful to have a short guide on how to read the media in 2011.