Published Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Perhaps he has a point....but the Executive decisions do need scrutiny.
Without naming individual journalists he is clearly unhappy at some of the comments made recently.
He said he wanted to encourage the media to desist from dominating the news with negative stories and only reluctantly allowing positive stories to squeak through.
''I find it perverse that job losses are reported with greater drama and enthusiasm than the new jobs created,'' he said.
Fair enough, but the executive and politicians could help themselves as well.
Take the good news that the First and deputy First Ministers are going on an exciting economic mission to China.
Excellent, but we found about it in a tweet from the DUP leader.
Now I am quite fond of a tweet myself, but sometimes the Executive presentation could be improved.
The presentation of the programme for government was the way to do it.
Well presented, easy to understand.
The result... a very positive message in the media.
Bad news will always receive attention but there is generally an appetite for the up side as well.
Peter Robinson has a good argument but you cannot expect journalists to close their eyes.
Job losses are human tragedies and cannot be ignored.
But bring on the good news as well.
The more the merrier!
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