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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:42 pm 
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George Hook has just read out an unreserved apology to Una Mullaly.

He said on a previous show that she didn't call the American election correctly because she had probably never left Fitzpatricks hotel in Manhattan on any of her trips there.
In his apology he said that Una has in fact travelled extensively across America on many trips and has spoken to people of all political ideoligies etc etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Sloppy sloppy journalism
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:11 pm 
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If everyone had to write up an apology to Una Mullaly for each time that bullshit was written about her this place would need a new server.


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 Post subject: Re: Sloppy sloppy journalism
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:46 pm 
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FreeFallin wrote:
In his apology he said that Una has in act travelled extensively across America on many trips and has spoken to people of all political ideoligies etc etc.

Hmmm, I'd love to see her definition of that.


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 Post subject: Re: Sloppy sloppy journalism
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:09 pm 
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It seems an odd thing to have to apologise for...journalist v journalist wise especially. It was hardly libellous though something must have come into Newstalk on legal headed paper for him to say that


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:33 pm 
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FreeFallin wrote:
It seems an odd thing to have to apologise for...journalist v journalist wise especially. It was hardly libellous though something must have come into Newstalk on legal headed paper for him to say that


Yeah but George Hook is a white male...


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 Post subject: Re: Sloppy sloppy journalism
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:26 am 
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Coles2 wrote:
If everyone had to write up an apology to Una Mullaly for each time that bullshit was written about her this place would need a new server.


Coles2, Its a waste of time, you're just not her type

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 Post subject: Re: Sloppy sloppy journalism
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:34 am 
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FreeFallin wrote:
George Hook has just read out an unreserved apology to Una Mullaly.

He said on a previous show that she didn't call the American election correctly because she had probably never left Fitzpatricks hotel in Manhattan on any of her trips there.
In his apology he said that Una has in fact travelled extensively across America on many trips and has spoken to people of all political ideoligies etc etc.



Hook was in Indiana (Indianner) on his way to Chicago for the rugby game, doubt he saw a 'I'm with her' her sign before he crossed into Cook county.

The midwest is what wonned it for Trump, Indiana (almost always GOP) , Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin .

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 Post subject: Re: Sloppy sloppy journalism
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:58 am 
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Coles2 wrote:
If everyone had to write up an apology to Una Mullaly for each time that bullshit was written about her this place would need a new server.


Coles2, Its a waste of time, you're just not her type

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Coles2 wears a chastity belt ... on his face??
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 Post subject: Re: Sloppy sloppy journalism
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:36 am 
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George Hook is not a journalist, he's a professional troll.

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 Post subject: Re: Sloppy sloppy journalism
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:13 am 
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Eschatologist wrote:
George Hook is not a journalist, he's a professional troll.

There's a difference?

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 Post subject: Re: Sloppy sloppy journalism
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:00 am 
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I don't report many posts but in this case I don't really have any option. Contributors need to remember that it's not acceptable to make reference to private individuals or other contributors in terms of their sexual orientation or preference.

Also I think it's worth reminding ourselves of the rules of this forum. They exist for good reason.

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 Post subject: Re: Sloppy sloppy journalism
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:20 am 
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FreeFallin wrote:
It seems an odd thing to have to apologise for...journalist v journalist wise especially. It was hardly libellous though something must have come into Newstalk on legal headed paper for him to say that

I'd say it could be defamatory in theory. It's saying she was a bad journalist and didn't properly research and report on the stories. Given that it's her alleged profession it could be damaging.

Not that I would be defending what she writes mind you.

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 Post subject: Re: Sloppy sloppy journalism
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Coles2 wrote:
I don't report many posts but in this case I don't really have any option. Contributors need to remember that it's not acceptable to make reference to private individuals or other contributors in terms of their sexual orientation or preference.


Calm down Coles, its called a joke

No need to take everything so seriously

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 Post subject: Re: Sloppy sloppy journalism
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Calm down Coles, its called a joke
Jokes about me? I'm generally ok with jokes about me, but I honestly can't say if Una Mullaly appreciates jokes about her sexual orientation.


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 Post subject: Re: Sloppy sloppy journalism
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:30 am 
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Coles2 wrote:
the dude wrote:
Calm down Coles, its called a joke
Jokes about me? I'm generally ok with jokes about me, but I honestly can't say if Una Mullaly appreciates jokes about her sexual orientation.

I think it's pretty clear that the joke was about attributing a ridiculous motive to posters who ride to somebody's defence.


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