Apr
07

Sensationalist Coverage of Irish Economic Woes

The New York Times has run a sensationalist piece on the sudden economic implosion in Ireland. This comes on the back of the Sean Dunne expose back in Janaury and ahead of todays emergency budget announcement.

Similarily BBC Radio 4’s venerable Today programme ran a feature this morning on the perceived pitiful economic situation in Ireland.

Added to this was the recent Sunday Times magazine feature on Ireland’s beleagured economy.

There seems to be a sense of schadenfreude to the current international coverage. Just how accurate is all this doom-filled commentary? Does the irish media have a riposte?

Sensationalist Schadenfreude?

Sensationalist Schadenfreude?

Links: www.nytimes.com, www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 & www.sundaytimes.co.uk

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