RTE Apologises For Offending Itself: Pays Itself Compensation: Schedules Debate About Itself On Dodgy Chat Show
RTE has confirmed that it has received lawyers’ letters from itself, warning itself about comments made on dodgy Saturday night flagship show “The Saturday Night Langer” which potentially defamed itself by saying things.
“We have no idea how anyone was allowed to say things on ‘The Saturday Night Langer’” said an RTE lawyer in words barely discernible from within a pile of used fivers in his outbox. “Saying things is outside the remit of that show and of this broadcaster and we have mortally offended ourselves by this oversight”.
RTE has refused to confirm or deny reports that compensation was paid to itself, but in response to criticism of the removal of one episode of “The Saturday Night Langer”, it has scheduled a special episode of the much loved comafacient in which RTE will be discussed by an invited panel of people from RTE and, to balance that, people to whom RTE has paid compensation.
There has been huge public outcry at the removal of a small section from “The Saturday Night Langer” from the RTE Player, with many pointing out that there are multiple episodes on the player which still need to be removed.