ABC Complaints in the people’s republic

Nothing beats a bit of decent competition. It ups the ante for all concerned. The salient part of the first sentence was the word “decent”. We’re not asking for strict Queensbury rules here, actually we’ve always advocated a more “Dan Donnelly” approach to the pugilist’s art. With obviously not enough on their plates (like declining sales, declining advertising revenue, no digit strategy to speak of etc) the papers in the People Republic have taken to handbags and their ring is in the pages of the complaints process of the ABC. Five of the last regional newspaper complaints to the ABC in the past year have involve on or more papers in Cork (see below).    Title subject to complaint Publisher Complainant Date Cork – Evening Echo Irish Examiner Publications  Cork News and Media Ltd 04/10/2012 Cork News Cork News and Media Ltd ABC 30/05/2012 Cork News Cork News and Media Ltd ABC 01/02/2012 Cork News Cork News and Media Ltd ABC 08/11/2011 Cork Independent Cork Independent Newspapers Ltd Cork News and Media Ltd 08/11/2011 One would suggest that efforts should be focused elsewhere.  The latest chastisement was aimed at The Evening Echo, who in a media release, said that the…