Lazy journalism and the horsemeat scandal

According to Irish Independent journalist Ailish O’Hora the horsemeat drama is symptomatic of how we lost the run ourselves during the tiger years.

This is pure lazy journalism.

If Ms. O’Hora was a properly informed journalist she would be aware that the scandal has no connection whatsoever with the tiger years.

She would, for example, be aware that scandals and corruption in the meat industry go back decades before the tiger years.

She would also be aware that corruption between business and politics has been rampant since the establishment of the State in 1922.

She would be aware of the fact that Ireland is an intrinsically corrupt state where scandal and corruption form an integral and fully acceptable part of the governance of the state.