Thursday, March 5, 2009

Davin The Power To Get On TV!

Note to wanna-be politicians – if ya want to get your mug on the telly, at the very least try to look as if you are alive and semi-interested.

And if you can’t manage that, at least try and hold your balance when you know the nation is watching you.

Alas, that wasn’t the case for the Fianna Failers who surrounded veteran RTE Pol Corr David David-Power as he was broadcasting live to the nation from Saturday night’s Ard Fheis.

Poor David looked like he was being held hostage by a breakaway group of the Zanu FF party and was pleading live with the nation to come and rescue him.

The clip has now become a hit on the Internet, clocking up almost 4,000 hits in just three days, and for a number of great reasons.

Surrounding a journalist on an occasion such as this is known in the trade as ‘the doughnut formation’ and the main aim of such an exercise is to get your mug on the box.

It is something that the political parties actively encourage – but they might have to rethink this after Saturday’s performance.

It was the selection of mugs on display that has caused much hilarity among internet users – from the man who never blinks, to the man who fixes his hair after seeing himself on a nearby monitor.

All are, doubtless, tireless Fianna Fail workers. They were, unfortunately, completely expressionless.

But what takes the biscuit is poor Offaly-based Cllr John Foley – who managed to do a disappearing act live on TV.

Poor John was seen wobbling a bit before completely disappearing from shot for a matter of seconds.

And when he re-appeared, he had his back to the camera but quickly turned around to regain his composure.

Cllr Foley has since revealed the truth behind his hilarious disappearing act – he just stepped down from the chair he was standing on.

“I didn’t realise I was live on television,” he said.

1 comment:

Blogmaster said...

I think this clip says more about FF than any political analysis. They're are zombies