Sloppy sloppy journalism


#1

In Saturdays Examiner there was a headline

€3k payment to ESB workers ‘was a bonus’

Bristling with indignation and outrage I was about to attack my nearest ESB pole, when I read the article the first paragraph reads

How difficult is it for an editor to check that you have named the correct company. Its just sloppy Sloppy journalism

irishexaminer.com/ireland/3k … 0I.twitter


#2

Technically speaking, it’s sloppy sub-editing.


#3

But its indicative of the state of Irish journalism


#4

When that poor Irish mountaineer was struck by lightning & killed a few months back climbing Kilimanjaro, Pascal Sheehy, RTE News, in a pre recorded piece stated

“The body is being removed from Tasmania.” This went out on the 6pm and 9pm news.

Not Tanzania, no?


#5

True, we should not even be surprised at this point…


#6

Passengers to check themselves through emigration at Dublin Airport in new trial of border controls


#7

Maybe they are trying to piss off Enda and everyone in Mayo London had a great win today in the Connaught championship and are now into the SEMI FINAL

London secure Connacht title

independent.ie/sport/london- … 97856.html


#8

Jaysus that’s bad - we must have given them a walkover


#9

Ray Houghton - 25 years on from that memorial night in Stuttgart

independent.ie/sport/soccer/ … 39803.html

Surely memorable, no?


#10

Jesus they are brutal.


#11

That’s so bad it’s funny. :laughing:


#12

I’m fairly certain it was a day-time game too.


#13

#14

Started at about 3pm.


#15

In all fairness pointing out shyte journalism, bad grammar and spelling mistakes in the Indo is like taking candy from a baby.


#16

They do that too :open_mouth:


#17

Well, they seemingly took a lot of common sense from the house-buying public!


#18

RTE this time.

Apparently the Department of the Environment has a Junior Minister with responsibility for trade. I would have thought that fitted better in the Department of Enterprise. :angry:

rte.ie/news/2013/0613/456410 … committee/


#19

No doubt everyone saw the Labour Party’s error already during the week. Someone having a Freudian moment…


#20

O’Dea in popularity upswing.