Saturday June 6, 2020

There should be no topic too dangerous for TV

One minute’s worth of controversial remarks rightly didn’t deter 368,000 viewers from watching a useful report on transgender issues

27th January, 2019
Sam Blanckensee told his story of being a trans man on Prime Time (RTÉ One)

Writing that, of course, will lead to the automatic assumption in some quarters that I am a raving, ranting, riled-up transphobe. Expressing anything, whatsoever, critical about transgender issues provokes the response of attack.

RTÉ attempted to do the opposite and broadcast a rational discussion which sought to address attitudes and perceptions about the trans community.

This is what the attack looked like: more than 5,000 people signed an online petition calling for the pre-recorded...

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