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Posted by Tuars on December 02, 2003 at 20:46:04:
In Reply to: Re: Benchmarking posted by Barbarian on December 02, 2003 at 20:31:08:
I think it's pushing it a bit to call the Irish media a competent opposition. They're the greatest bunch of bandwagon chasers I ever saw. It's rare enough these days that you see a decent bit of investigative journalism.
I don't support Fine Gael but I have some sympathy for the situation they find themselves. I think Fianna Fail's misuse of public funds and resources (big spends before the election and red-herring finance figures to the opposition parties to make their manifestos meaningless) had a lot to do with the decline in Fine Gael strength in the last election.
It's not a good sign of the state of our democracy when the party in government can abuse its position so.