Category: TV & Radio

Media obsession with the ‘far right’ provides ample cover for left-wing conspirators

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.” This worrying phrase comes back to me every time I hear conspiracy theories being obsessed about in the media. And predictably such discussions are usually linked to obsessions about the ‘far right’. The Pat Kenny Show (Newstalk) has been particularly guilty as charged…

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A welcome revival of live television

I can see the headline now – ‘Shock! – Catholic Teaching Found in Catholic School’. This fanciful notion struck me listening to Liveline (RTÉ Radio One) last Thursday when the controversy of the day was Flourish, the Catholic bishops’ programme for relationships and sexuality education (RSE)  in Catholic primary schools. There was a lot of…

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