Someone must broadcast the fact that RTÉ’s finances are perilous

Communications Minister Richard Bruton: Six months after his appointment, we still don’t know his stance on funding for RTÉ.

Some of the greatest nonsense ever spouted can be found on YouTube. No, I don’t have a scientific study to back this up, but I’ve enough domestic eavesdropping experience to realise the home truth of this.

“Where did you hear that?” is one of my oftest quoted lines as a parent, and my follow-up is that just because someone says something on YouTube does not make it true.

This conversation will follow my offspring presenting me with yet another “fact” that’s been spouted by some “subscribe to my channel” gobshite who looks and sounds like she/he wouldn’t know a concrete fact if it hit them around the head.

I know, I know, I’m showing my age.

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