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RTE’s skewed damage limitation logic

July 13th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Irish Politics, MSM

A complaint is not a complaint if the complainer is shown not to be disadvantaged by it? Even if the issue is proven as being valid?

That’s what RTE have said in reply to a complaint to the Broadcasting Complaints Commissionmade by Councillor Kevin Humphreys about Gabriel Byrne’s promotion of Mannix Flynn’s candidacy for Dublin City Council on the Late Late Show in May.

Both Humphrey’s and Flynn were elected and so RTE believe that Cllr. Humphreys should drop his complaint. But they have said it was wrong that Gabriel Byrne was allowed to endorse his fellow actor’s campaign on the show.

Cllr. Humphreys says he is not dropping the complaint.



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