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Message to Government Press Office…

March 29th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Irish Media, Irish Politics

Diarmuid Doyle on Picturegate in today’s Sunday Tribune.

The problem is that the people doing the managing on his [Cowen’s] behalf are doing a poor job. Anybody with even the basic knowledge of modern communications, of how a small story can be propelled around the world by a combination of blogs, social networking sites, YouTube and talk radio would have said nothing after RTÉ did its piece on Monday night. By contacting Cathal Goan, and making it briefly seem as though we were all living in Zimbabwe, O’Neachtain gave legs to a story that would probably have gone away. This was a small challenge, and O’Neachtain made a mess of it. It’s no wonder the government is finding it difficult to explain the big stuff.

Lots of coverage in Tribune today including Una Mulally on role of internet in the continuation of the story, a lead article by Ken Foxe providing a chronology of events, some quotes of the week, a column by Kevin Rafter, and an editorial and even a radio review of Ray Darcy’s show and other coverage this week.

Off out for dinner and I’m going to actively not think of y-fronts for one evening this week 🙂


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