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  1. His voice irritates the hell out of me. He pronounces every word as if it had just been coined. Or as if he's reading from a teleprompt he can hardly make out.

    Also I don't like the way his radio station advertises him, placing a stress on his belligerence and confrontationalism. Why has rudeness become so celebrated?

    You can't imagine him being photographed for an interview reading a book about early Auden, like Eamonn Dunphy. Or quoting Betjeman in an article about sport, like E.D.

    But they used to have a big huge advertisement of him, Eamo and Orla Barry around Donnybrook. Orla Barry looked very lovely on it, although I've just looked at the Newstalk site and the same picture there isn't nearly as catching as it was in monochrome. Still, I was sad when they took it down. It brightened my journey.

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    I don't think it is his rudeness they are celebrating Mal, rather his bluntness. That is simply his style. And I think he is far more honest than Eamonn Dunphy, Dunphy is much more belligerent if you ask me.
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  3. How is Eamonn Dunphy NOT one of your 'people I hate because I hate the modern world's celebration of rudeness'! He's SO rude, aggressive, opinionated… It makes for great telly, especially when he starts on the English football team, but he's in no way anything other than confrontational. He can quote all the poets he likes but that's not changing any time.

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