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Village Magazine goes All-in with Leo Story

Nov 29, 2018
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Gatsbygirl20

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Perhaps Leo wasn't the story?
Well, in fairness, Leo was the Big Fish, what with being under Garda investigation and other juicy, lip-smacking stuff for his many enemies to salivate over.

So that had to be the focus. Being under Garda investigation is never a good look for a Tanaiste or erstwhile Taoiseach.

But all along I have been facinated by the minor protagonists in this story and their rather strange names--Chay Bowes, Maitiu O'Tuathaill, etc

Call me an old cynic , but when I see someone gunning for his enemies, I always suspect that the motive is not wholly disinterested, altruistic or patriotic. There is usually a personal element, a back story.

There are many stories here. But it depends on how the tale is told

People have short attention spans and need a neat, clear narrative with the potential to register Force Nine on the Joe Duffy Scale

Sex, fraud, anything to do with GAA tickets, Leo making a tit of himself, a politician getting caught red-handed, anything involving a billionaire and a private jet...All good. Hacking is good too, but you can't get too technical.

But anything with lots of dull detail which needs long-winded explanations tends to die on the vine.
 

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Well, in fairness, Leo was the Big Fish, what with being under Garda investigation and other juicy, lip-smacking stuff for his many enemies to salivate over.

So that had to be the focus. Being under Garda investigation is never a good look for a Tanaiste or erstwhile Taoiseach.

But all along I have been facinated by the minor protagonists in this story and their rather strange names--Chay Bowes, Maitiu O'Tuathaill, etc

Call me an old cynic , but when I see someone gunning for his enemies, I always suspect that the motive is not wholly disinterested, altruistic or patriotic. There is usually a personal element, a back story.

There are many stories here. But it depends on how the tale is told

People have short attention spans and need a neat, clear narrative with the potential to register Force Nine on the Joe Duffy Scale

Sex, fraud, anything to do with GAA tickets, Leo making a tit of himself, a politician getting caught red-handed, anything involving a billionaire and a private jet...All good. Hacking is good too, but you can't get too technical.

But anything with lots of dull detail which needs long-winded explanations tends to die on the vine.
If someone broke a story about Leo using undue influence to get free Garth Brooks tickets, we'd have full-on hubris/nemesis.
 
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