RTÉ still haven’t learned arithmetic

Aug 5th, 2016 | By | Category: International

Being tired and feeling jaded is probably not the best mood in which to listen to the news at 11 pm. RTÉ uncritically announced that 3 billion people would be watching the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, might they not have said, “it is claimed that three billion people will be watching” for even a schoolboy geographer could have placed serious doubt about the veracity of such a figure. When one takes into account the difference of time zones betweent South America and those of Africa and Asia; the unavailability …