Here is a recording of an early morning interview Ben Gilroy did with Michael Reade of LMFM radio, followed by an interview on MSI radio in which they dissect the agenda of the LMFM radio interviewer.
It is quite stunning on a matter so serious as criminally liable banks who are once again unlawfully evicting homeowners in Ireland and selling their property and businesses at auction, all of which has been caused by their own criminal activity, that Michael Reade chooses NOT to talk about the real issue at all. Instead he carries out a plan to divert attention away from the banks misdeeds, instead attempting to paint the only political leader who was there trying to stop the sale of Irish homes as a racist to discredit him.
Listen for yourself:
The sad irony of this repeat of our history seems to be lost on Reade as the presenter pre-arranged his show for the express purpose of trying to shoot down Ben Gilroy and Direct Democracy. Now we thought broadcasters were supposed to be impartial, but he had all his ducks lined up ready. In hindsight it is not surprising really considering Michael Reade is known to be a supporter of the Labour Party, and he made no secret of the fact his affiliations lie with the system and the establishment parties.
He chose to ignore the banking and government misdeeds saying the foreign owned companies involved in evicting families and selling Irish homes are “only there doing their job”. Hang on, wasn’t that the excuse used at a certain set of hearings after the war? I don’t think that excuse washed then and I’m sure it doesn’t wash now either. Ah but of course there are always apologists and people who defend the establishment no matter what crimes they commit. It is a shame this presenter chose to choose the path of diversion and politically protecting the banks and the system that enables them, instead of getting his Nashers into a more meaty story
What a shameful abuse of LMFM’s good name as a broadcaster for political gain. It’s nothing we wouldn’t expect from a state owned and run broadcaster, but not LMFM. We are aware that the interview inflamed the ire of a good many locals who heard it and that a number of complaints have already gone in to LMFM and to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. It seems the establishment is so afraid of a direct democracy system creating real accountability for politicians that they will try absolutely anything to bring it or it’s spokesman down.
We trust LMFM will reprimand Michael Reade and that an apology will be forthcoming as this episode has sullied LMFM’s otherwise good name as a broadcaster. Thankfully the Irish people are a lot more intelligent than media gives them credit for and see through this kind of tactic very easily these days.