The Downfall Of The Sindo Bunker

Just a bit of fun – albeit with a bite 😉

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4 comments

  1. The world of print media is facing a crisis.
    It can’t be too long until the Independent falls.
    Not sure about their proitability..But I won’t be sad to see such a self loathing Irish rag disappear.
    Of course I will feel sad for the printers etc. But they are “collateral damage”.
    It’s a mistery why the Daily Mail, that all English centric loveable and hugable bastion of “Little englaners” ever decided it needed an “irish Daily Mail” as that role is been well sown up by INM.

    And if you think I am been harsh..after the irish Government bailed out the banks the Irish Independent restructred it’s debts to the tune of 100’s of millions of Eurossss.
    I want to know did the Irish Taxpayer bailed out banks shoulder these losses on Independent Media debts?
    How much? And Why has nobody been speaking of it.
    There were a few completely dry articles reporting this restructing..But no analsis on the taxpayer’s role.
    http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2013/0426/385779-independent-news-and-media/

    http://www.broadsheet.ie/2013/04/26/a-e140-million-write-off-from-bank-of-ireland-and-aib/

    It’s should be a real scandal that the taxpayer is bailing out a vanity project for a “colurful” Irish Billionaire.
    Disgusting

    1. There is an old Austrian joke, where the protagonist enters a cafe in post-world war two Vienna and after ordering a coffee, asks for the “Voelkischer Beobachter,” a fascist newspaper published in Austria while part of the “Reich.” The astounded waiter tells him that the paper is no longer available. The protagonist asks several more times and receives the same answer, until the frustrated waiter asks him why he continues to ask for the paper, full well knowing it had been abolished. The response was “I just like to keep hearing that it does not exist anymore.” Should the indo go one day, I will frustrate some poor waiter in the same manner, the next time I am in Dublin. I will be sure to leave a large tip. Great comment, ams.

  2. The Independent was the last of what had been the big three Irish newspapers upon which my father, Deasún (also as Rex Mac Gall, Manannán Mac Lir) had worked, and the one the editorial line of which he disliked the most. As a committed Irish-language, Republican and trade-union activist, he retired at the rank of only sub-editor, thereby on a lower pension than would have been customary for one of his years of experience and expertise.

    The Independent had been owned by William Martin Murphy, organiser of the 1913 Lockout in an attempt to break the IT&GWU — an unsuccessful attempt but one which caused great misery to working class people and small traders in Dublin City and was directly responsible for a number of deaths, including at least four working-class martyrs.

    In 1916, the Independent in editorial, in common with the (Anglo-)Irish Times, called for severe punishment for the leaders of the Rising. The Independent, however, the Irish nationalist newspaper, was the one that called for the death penalty.

    The video above, which has been used satirically in many different causes, is not that amusing, in my opinion. And the promotion of SF in it is little sickening, particularly in the context of the anti-water charges campaign, to which SF has contributed little and NEVER CALLED UPON THE PEOPLE NOT TO PAY.

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