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  1. Comment on Arkiv: “in the real world pre-existing themes will skew the integrity of investigation, putting ideology before history”
    on 6 January 2014 at 3:05 pm

    That piece would have a bit more credibility had it not linked to the ‘One hundred thousand Christians will be massacred this year because of their beliefs’ piece.

    The ’100,000 martyrs per annum’ was thoroughly debunked by More or Less earlier this year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24864587

    There are also those who might think Arkiv’s somber entreaties against ‘putting ideology before history’ is a little bit rum

    http://cedarlounge.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/reviewing-collusion/

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  2. Comment on “Bellwether interface” kicking off with multiple petrol bomb attacks…
    on 19 June 2013 at 6:22 pm

    ‘So what are we talking here? Conspiracy against Loyalism from the British Broadcasting Corporation or simple lazy journalism? ‘

    The BBC online operation is lightly staffed at the weekend to put it mildly. With the G8 protest/ preparations I doubt they were pouring resources into finding out who threw what over a wall in east Belfast. Especially as around 98% of people couldn’t give a shit one way or another.

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  3. Comment on Theresa Villiers Pre G8 package for Northern Ireland…
    on 14 June 2013 at 5:43 pm

    ‘but isn’t the second item a little bit of real extra, about 200 million?’

    It would be if it hadn’t already been announced in March.

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  4. Comment on Theresa Villiers Pre G8 package for Northern Ireland…
    on 14 June 2013 at 5:29 pm

    A load of balls which will have unravelled by the morning. Mainly stuff that was already announced plus a dollop of aspiration. The most significant thing is the maintenance of the status quo which allows INI to keep pumping out the grants.

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  5. Comment on Stormont’s falling turnout is the reason it is losing touch with wider public opinion
    on 24 May 2013 at 4:26 pm

    We’re still giving credence to this integrated education canard?

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  6. Comment on Adams’s extended RTE interview on political murder turns the southern clock right back for Sinn Fein…
    on 30 April 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I think it was Malachi O’D who once wrote that it would be legitimate and editorially defensible to take every interview with an SF rep down the ‘what did you do in the war’ path.

    But he added that it would very quickly become sterile, boring and a disservice to the audience.

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  7. Comment on Northern Irish politicians now commercially indemnified against libelling members of the public…
    on 18 April 2013 at 1:12 pm

    It will give broadcasters pause for thought as it means MLAs can now shoot their mouths off, pretty much risk free.

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  8. Comment on News Letter relaunched with new fonts, new templates and perhaps fewer words
    on 17 April 2013 at 2:13 pm

    The much reduced story length makes it feel like a Metro free sheet. But as long as they keep doing stories about how the Trouble were 100% started by the Irish government the elderly farmers and retired prisoner officers who read it will be happy enough.

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  9. Comment on Tweet like a politician … ideally, thinking about how it’ll be read and misread
    on 14 April 2013 at 10:06 pm

    …case it seems like the key point was that it was a good old fashioned case of a lazy hack also being a malicious halfwit. Once a grown up at the Newsletter saw the ‘story’ it disappeared down the memory hole quicksmart.

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