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#3215

Aul bitter has donned the tin foil hat again against the GAA Congress.

Whilst I agree that the motion on voting transparency was and is a positive one, aul bitters line about how the GAA is attacking journalism (ie him in his crusade against Dublin) is getting interesting. Won’t be long before we have his “independent GAA coverage” on the you tube


#3216

This a dig at Costello ?


#3217

My thoughts exactly… But that’s a bit ‘tin foil hat’ for me.


#3218

No, further up. Top level. It’s a long running theme.


#3219

Has there been any examples of this from the gaa ?


#3220

Journos believe that they are as, if not more important than the players or anyone else.

They are entitled to full access to EVERYTHING, as and where their copy deadlines desire don’t you know!


#3221

Not just the GAA. Kieran Cunningham from the Star being all Pissy this morning about Heaslip because he has most Journalists blocked on Twitter


#3222

parasite

noun
1.
an organism which lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other’s expense.


#3223

In reality?

No.

In fantasy land?


#3224

Do they employ journalists?


#3225

Ballina is probably Mayo’s roughest town…the hardy bucks had it off to a tee :wink:


#3226

They have an unreal sense of entitlement and Egos to match it seems to be part of the job requirments.Sometimes listen to paper review on OTB some of the self congratulations is funny, some of them are unreal its like they think they are wasted doing sport and should be going for the booker prize.


#3227

It was interesting on the rugby review show, they were debating whether or not to call the stadium Lansdowne Road, or the Aviva. They have their knickers in a twist about Joe Schmidt’s current standoff with the print media…kinda along the lines of, if he does not feel under an obligation to fulfill his “duties” towards the media, than they are under no obligation to refer to the sponsors name for the stadium.


#3228

Matt cooper calling it Landsdowune Road last week very noticible.


#3229

The rugby journos are even further up their own rectii than the normal journo which is also quite a distance …


#3230

Rugby Jounralists… ■■■■ that would nearly rather read my oul mucker Ewan. But Neil Francis loves himself doesnt he… his piss take wikipedia page was funny. Its pulled down now but ya can read what was on it here.

https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056375518


#3231

I always find the waxing lyrical rugby journalists do about a game bears no resemblance to what I’ve watched on the pitch.


#3232

Personally I’m quite happy with that. Schmidt doesn’t owe the print journalists any special access and journalists shouldn’t be using sponsors names when referring to stadiums.


#3233

Francis is ROCK with a few extra grey matter. I actually think he might be the reincarnation of Oscar Wilde. I dislike him less than I do COS, because he is actually funny, OS is just a prat.


#3234

I wouldn’t say he has a motivation, he is just saying it as he sees it. It’s hard to see anything good about the Cork county team at the moment.