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Tuesday, October 11, 2005  

Rosin Ingle in the Phoenix

Hadn't see the Phoenix in a while but much reading in it today including a critique of Roisin Ingle's column and book. Here's a worrying quote:

"In fairness, basing a column around the ups-and-downs of one's personal life is a tough brief at the best of times, and with Ingle's egocentric style offering precious little in the way of insight, she frequently attempts to compensate through light hearted attempts at humour. Unfortunately too ofen her work comes across like a Seinfeld episode without the laughs.

The SINDO has developed a whole new form of print journalism in encouraging mostly young and female enthusiasts to gush out their haphazard reactions to the passing scene. It is a form of communication best suited to radio, fluent, fatuous and totally forgettable. The IT is in danger of following the same route."

A salutory warning I think. Time to beef up a little perhaps?

posted by Sarah | 21:02 3 comments
Great piece of writing (the quote dear) - I couldn't have said it better myself.
beef up? ha ha. maybe roisin should just shut up, she is symptomatic of the kind of boring lazy and pointless journalism that has made the observer unreadable, hers my opinion on dating blah, its so hard shopping for oversize pants blah. I mean roisin WHO GIVES A SHIT??? I met her once, couldnt see the wood for the trees.
I've heard from a few sources (and this is from people defending her) that she got the IT column simply because the previous person left and they didn't have anyone else to fill it. I find it hard to believe, but then this is Ireland, so the idea of someone getting a job simply because they're nice is not exactly far-fetched.

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