Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Laid Bare

Word filtered across the pond about this today, having made headlines in the US, Ireland and the UK. How i laughed at the true likeness depicted of our Taoiseach Brian 'Biffo' Cowen, as he leads our wonderful nation out of these troubled times.*Cough*

Fair play to those who shall remain anonymous ;p

Footage from RTE news co of Damien Mulley:





Update: RTE has shown itself to be a pathetic bunch of spineless arse holes. They have bowed down to Fianna Fail/Brian Cowen and apologised for the coverage. The video clip shown by Mulley(above) and any pictures have been hauled from the site after Cowen complained about the coverage of the painting. This makes me so angry. Tax payers money is good enough to fund RTE (the Irish national broadcaster) but at the slightest sign of a slap on the wrist from a politician they remove the 'offending' news.Would any other news organisation have done this (and i use the term loosely when referring to RTE)? It appears we're now being spoon fed whatever news is deemed acceptable to politicians. Shame on you.

Brian, there's a blindingly obvious reason why people are walking into galleries and taking the piss out of you. Your reaction to the incident speaks volumes. Maybe you, and your self serving shower of cohorts in the Irish Government can continue to bury your heads in the sand at the utter dissatisfaction and contempt with which Ireland holds you in. Hopefully not for much longer.


Sean Jeating said...

Nice summary, Mylady.

Remember Hans-Christian Andersen?

[...] "But he hasn't got anything on," a little child said.
"Did you ever hear such innocent prattle?" said its father. And one person whispered to another what the child had said, "He hasn't anything on. A child says he hasn't anything on."
"But he hasn't got anything on!" the whole town cried out at last.
The Taoiseach ... err ... Emperor shivered, for he suspected they were right. [...]

Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

@Sean: It's unbelievable isn't it? Biffo and co need to get their shit together or get off the pot and let someone else take over.

Andrew said...

Mar, I've never heard you getting so riled up before. And i love it! You're absolutely right, it's a complete and utter disgrace to have our national broadcaster do that. it leaves me wondering what other stories might take place that we don't get to hear about, just in case it offends some bigwig.

the only other place I've come across this kind of spineless sycophancy from a broadcaster before was in Kenya, where apologies were read out to the president for reporting a story on someone who publicly criticised him. That president was Daniel Arap Moi, an absolute bastard of a tyrant who leeched millions out of public funds into his own account and now has his sons in positions of high power to carry on that tradition. Perhaps that's the kind of thing Biffo would like to be associated with.

Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

@Andrew: Yeah, I don't usually discuss politics with people who don't know me as i can get a little...eerrrrrm...passionate about the subject.

This was the final straw for me regarding our current government. Friends of mine have lost their jobs,everyone has generally had to 'tighten belts' and people who work & pay taxes are now suffering the effects of the past few months.Yet FF are more concerned with image and trying to hush hush any negative associations. The mind boggles.

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