Newstalk hit back at Eamon Dunphy over "slum" rant
Bosses at Newstalk have hit back at fiery former employee Eamon Dunphy following the media personality’s scathing assessment that the radio station’s owner Denis O’Brien “hates journalism”.
Dunphy made the comments having left his position at the station, which he described as a “slum”, while adding that Newstalk staff feel “intimidated” by the work environment.
However, Newstalk’s chief exec Frank Cronin has said that Dunphy’s vitriol stemmed from a refusal to accept a pay cut.
"To suggest that journalists in the station are 'intimidated and blackguarded' is ridiculous and absurd. I have received many calls from members of staff who are offended, upset and outraged by these false allegations."
“Mr Dunphy has a duty of care and responsibility to act professionally at all times when on air,” he added. “His behaviour and libelling of a number of people on Sunday was a deliberate and reckless dereliction of his duty as a presenter.”
Your move Dunphy…