Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week March 3, 2013Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
Outrage at the Sindo over Phil Hogan calling its journalists “knackers”, and threatening to put manners on them. Shame there isn’t the same outrage when its writers indulge in vile language and still more vile politics. The disappointment evident in this report at the absence of compulsory redundancies in Croke Park II being one example. The appointment of Daniel McConnell as political correspondent doesn’t hold out much hope for a change in political line for the better either (see this week’s winner below).
Eoghan Harris has been reimagining himself again. This time as Cecil Day-Lewis.
But not me. I have had it with Hollywood. But I always wanted to lead the life of Daniel’s father, the poet, critic and crime novelist Cecil Day Lewis, who has long been one of my great heroes.
CDL was the son of a Protestant rector in Co Laois, so I would have grown up in a lovely rural rectory, in lovely countryside playing lawn tennis with lots of lovely Protestant Laois girls, the most loyal women in the world. What’s not to like?
Sometimes you do get the feeling he’s just taking the piss. But maybe not.
John Drennan continues the Sindo tradition of misrepresenting what the electorate actually voted for at the last election, instead interpreting replacing the actual result with what the Sindo wishes it had voted for.
That, however, is no longer the case and the current ailing condition of the Coalition is entirely its own creation. Its first error was to ignore the mood of the country that wanted reform to be imposed with the sort of elan displayed by the charge of the Light Brigade.
At one level, this is silly. At another level, this belief within the media not only infects public discussion, but shapes it.
This week’s winner is Daniel McConnell, showing the lack of memory essential to be a right-wing economic ideologue and prominent Sindo writer.
News of sweeteners, side deals and concessions now threaten to undermine a deal which, while far better for the taxpayer than its predecessor, is far from perfect.
Howlin has described this as his last big push of this Government and, if agreed, this deal will see public servants left untouched until 2016. That is a significant concession at a time when our finances remain so volatile.
And all of this in the context that those in the private sector are afforded no such guarantees, whether it be in terms of job security, pay or their pensions.
I could have sworn it was guarantees handed out to a tiny number of people in the private sector that got us into this mess in the first place. It’s called the class power of the bourgeoisie Daniel. You know it better as the common sense policies pursued by your mates in FG and FF.