Ahern remains delusional
19 October, 2011
Apparently the press is to blame for the collapse of the Irish economy. At least that appears to be the latest line being spun by Bertie Ahern. Unbelievable. You couldn’t make it up. See details of an interview with our dodgy, delusional, and disgraced former Taoiseach here.
A flavour of his ramblings:-
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has called for an investigation into the media for what he said were failures to follow the economy because journalists were more concerned with following his dealings with the Mahon tribunal.
Mr Ahern said that from the time he began evidence to the tribunal, the media “just stopped following the economy”.
In an interview on Dublin City University’s radio station DCU FM, he said: “There should be an investigation into it. They should have been following the economy from August 2007, but they weren’t, they were following me. I think a lot of these guys really should have looked at themselves.
“The government were following the economy but the media weren’t. It was a very poor job by the media really. They were shown to be incompetent and that was the trouble – everything was on me.”
When will he ever recognise that the ultimate responsibility for the well-being of citizens came with the job of being Taoiseach, and it wasn’t just about lining his own pocket and being nice to his developer pals? Trying to deflect responsibility to the media for our economic problems is beyond a joke.
Please, Bertie, get off the stage.