My instinct is that you need to go easy on Brian Cowen as it might be perceived to be a bit personal at this stage. You should spread the attention around as much as possible.”
“This is not a reaction to any pressure from Government; we have not received any objections or complaints on behalf of anybody in Government. This is about fairness.”
So wrote the producer of the Gerry Ryan Show, Siobhan Hough, to satirist, Oliver Callan, regarding his increasingly controversial portrayal of Brian Cowen as a drunken buffoon (Sunday Independent).
Not a reaction to any pressure from the Government? Yes, of course, Siobhan, we believe you.