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Framing November 26, 2020

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Note the wording of the following headline from this evening in the IT:

Nphet tells Government to keep restaurants and pubs closed over Christmas

But the first paragraph immediately under it:

The State’s public health team has recommended that restaurants and gastropubs stay closed for the festive period except for takeaways, it has emerged.

Recommendations as against ‘telling’. Interesting framing there.

UPDATE: By 9pm they had changed the headline to:

Reopening hospitality sector will mean limiting Christmas gatherings, Nphet warns

And even recommendations had been reworked as:

The State’s public health team has advised the Government that either rules on households visits can be relaxed over the festive season or the hospitality sector could start to reopen but both should not take place at once.


In a letter to the Government, the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) presented the Government with two broad options. It said if restaurants and other hospitality providers were allowed to reopen for Christmas then visits to people’s homes should be limited to one other household only. However, it said the rules on visiting homes could be relaxed further if restaurants and gastropubs remained closed for the festive period except for takeaways.

What a difference three hours makes.


1. irishelectionliterature - November 27, 2020

It’s crazy the way NPHET are being made out to be some kind of bad guys. The enemy of Capitalism as it were!

If the leaks are to be believed We’ll be able to meet friends in a gastropub or restaurant for a fortnight but not have any visitors in our own homes!

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