This is what real Journalism looks like. Those of you in America might not recognize it:

In this video from a European Central Bank press-conference in Ireland, journalist Vincent Browne demands that the ECB representative explain why the ECB required the Irish people to bail out a bank’s uninsured creditors. The bureaucrat mouths bland reassurances, then asserts (despite all appearances to the contrary) that the question has been resolved. Browne doesn’t let up.

Category: Bailouts, Video

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6 Responses to “What Real Journalism Looks Like: Vincent Browne v The ECB”

  1. theexpertisin says:

    This is an excellent example of democracy run into the ground by appointed bureaucrats. The tone reminds me of Soviet Union kangaroo courts back in the day.

  2. Jack says:

    What’s the Irish/European equivalent of a Pulitzer for financial journalism? Browne deserves one.

  3. steveal says:

    Those of us in the UK (courtesy of the BBC et al.) don’t much recognise it either.
    Bravo to the Irish journalist.

  4. Irish dude says:

    At least there is one person on this island with some cajones – if only Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan (previous Govt) had shown the same sort of ballsy-ness and stood up to the irish banks and the IMF/EU apparatchiks (ala Iceland) we might still have our sovereignty and a somewhat manageable debt/gdp ratio. The new Govt arent any better by the way…..just keep us rolling down the same failed path of austerity

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  6. ronin says:

    Yes, this is real journalism… but more to the point, this is what the current state of Internet, or Independent, journalism looks like and what mainstream journalism DOES NOT look like!