Monday 19 November 2018

Kim Bielenberg: Pat Rabbitte turned on by Mary’s tweaks as digital takes over

COMMUNICATIONS Minister Pat Rabbitte launched the digital era this morning with an off-colour joke that truly belonged in the age of analogue.

After presenter Mary Kennedy reminisced about tweaking “rabbit’s ears” on her family’s old television set back in the black-and-white era, the minister piped up.



“You can tweak my ears any time,’’ said Mr Rabbitte to Mary as he said goodbye to a system that endured for half a century. There was nervous laughter in the studio.

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