RTÉ2 Facebook Election Special – no excusing scale of the bias

On 21st February 2016, days before the General Election, RTÉ2’s ‘Facebook Election Special’ featured the abortion issue and the campaign to dismantle the 8th Amendment.

No attempt was made to ensure a balanced debate. Scandalously, the abortion lobby was given 15 minutes and 3 seconds to push for abortion and repeal of the 8th Amendment. The pro-life side on the other hand was afforded a pitiful 2 minutes and 30 seconds to make its case.

Over and over again, RTÉ laughs off any criticism of blatant bias like this. Calmly, but persistently, people need to rise up against the contempt being shown for fair-minded debate and the RTÉ licence fee paying public when covering the abortion issue.