Irish tabloid calls Cowen government "useless gobshites"

Irish tabloid the Daily Star, owned by Express Newspapers and sister paper to its Muslim-baiting English namesake, are stretching the envelope of journalistic civility with the headline: “USELESS GOBSHITES / Government in meltdown but STILL they cling onto power”:

This is not the first time this week that emotions have spilled over in the Irish media. Labour parliamentarian Pat Rabbitte’s verbal assault on Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey went viral outside the Emerald Isle after 700,000 tuned into RTÉ’s Prime Time:

At the time of writing the Star’s website had been suspended due to high traffic levels.

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