RADIO MOMENT OF THE WEEK
On Wednesday, Clodagh Walsh makes a telling slip-up when presenting the “It Says in the Papers” slot on Morning Ireland (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays). Surveying newspaper coverage of Tuesday’s presidential election debate, Walsh picks out Kathy Sheridan’s article in The Irish Times on the subject, only for a verbal mishap to befall her. She reports Sheridan’s opinion that people might ask why the contest produced such an odd line-up of candidates, once the election is done. Or, as Walsh puts it, “when all the shiteing, I beg your pardon, all the shouting dies down.”
She gamely finishes her slot, before ruefully remarking, “I should really start that again, shouldn’t I?” Not at all. However inadvertently, Walsh only says what a lot of people were thinking about the campaign.