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• As someone who is partial to a degree of balance and objectivity from his news sources, and consequently have long since ceased to listen regularly to the state broadcaster, I have to confess to almost choking on my muesli on briefly listening in to RTE Radio 1 this morning.

The source of my shock was the statement by Pat Rabbitte that RTE news and current affairs represented the "gold standard" of broadcasting.

This is the same news and current affairs department that has only recently, in rapid-fire succession, given us the slandering of Fr Kevin Reynolds and the unprofessional reliance on an unverified tweet to scupper the leading contender's presidential election chances.

Eric Conway
Navan, Co Meath

Irish Independent