Monday, 1 December 2008

Quality Reporting in the Irish Times

When so many people rely on the both RTE and the Irish Times to "inform" them about the world it's worrying that even the simplest of tasks, i.e writing a profile of a living Irish man, is beyond them;
Just got a long letter from Journalist Brian Boyd, where he details the research that went into his profile of me in the Irish Times. He’s genuinely upset that I don’t like it, and he feels that the story is close enough to the truth to make my many objections to it moot. I disagree, because I believe that a fact is either true or it’s not, just as someone is either pregnant or not.