This article here from the Irish Independent last week drives me nuts on so many levels.
- We all know that that particular petrol station is the most expensive in the country – yet how many times are journalists using it in their stories to illustrate the rise in petrol prices. Can they not travel a bit further afield and get a new angle on this story – “shooting fish in a barrel” type of journalism.
- The Consumer Association of Ireland always always respond to this type of query from journalists – the cheap soundbyte. As a member of the Consumer Association of Ireland Council and Executive, I have asked that the association be more pro-active rather than being merely reactive for lazy journalists who can’t be bothered actually trying to come up with something new.
- How stupid is the person who paid €95 to fill their car? Nucking Futter!!! Have they any sense or cop on whatsoever? Put €15 of petrol in the car and drive on to somewhere they can get cheaper petrol, and then fill their car.