Just saw an excellent example illustrating the very poor standard of “journalism” which is one of the curses of N.Ireland.
“Even within parties there is often a wide spectrum of politicians. There are politicians in Northern Ireland who are little short of scoundrels – individuals who are lazy and insincere. Outside of politics, many of them could not hope to earn anything like their Stormont salaries.”
Sam McBride is hypocritically trying to brainwash people into voting for a system by which they cannot hope to change the government!
He makes matters worse by telling the public there are politicians who are scoundrels etc, but he does not have the backbone to publicly name the scoundrels????
It is not only politicians who are causing apathy toward political matters, it is also the poor standard of journalism which fails to hold politicians to account which is to blame!
The Bible has the perfect description of useless journalists, they are dumb dogs which cannot bark.