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Big Ignorant Fucker from Offaly Allows No Mockery

Artist Conor Casby faces jail after Brian Cowen made unwitting model for toilet humour - Times Online

The prankster who created a furore when his nude portraits of Brian Cowen, the Irish Prime Minister, were hung in two of Dublin's most prestigious galleries faced prison yesterday after police discovered his identity.
Mr Casby could be prosecuted for indecency, incitement to hatred and criminal damage - for hammering a nail into a wall of the National Gallery of Ireland. If convicted, he would face a heavy fine and possibly even a stint in jail.
Also in the dock is RTÉ, Ireland's leading public broadcaster, for daring to report the incident. After receiving a formal complaint from the Taoiseach's office, the Irish equivalent of the BBC was forced to issue a grovelling apology to Mr Cowen on its main evening bulletin.
A detective told ...that he was under “pressure from on high ... the powers that be wanted it investigated”.
RTÉ, meanwhile, removed its light-hearted story from its website and delivered a contrite and sombre apology, read by one of the nation's best-known news presenters.
Michael Kennedy, a member of the Irish Parliament for Fianna Fáil, the ruling party, which Mr Cowen leads, insisted that the RTÉ report was “a gross insult to the dignity of the office of Taoiseach”. He called on RTÉ's director-general to tender his resignation.

"Dignity of the office of Taoiseach” what a joke, with the fat fucker there, what dignity? With this sort of reaction Ireland shows that its leaders are third world politicians.


You know what's undignified? Spelling a word 'Taoiseach' and then expecting the rest of the world to humour you when you insist it's pronounced 'tea-shock'. That's just sad. Give it a rest, lads.

On the upside - this is all fabulous publicity for the artist Conor Crosby. Has he taken note of self promoters Damien Hirst and Tracy Emin?

He'll be a martyr to his art and a millionaire before the year's out.

The difference with this joke and previous similar ones which occur almost daily (without reply), is that no one knew the source of the mockery and secondly, that it bore no relation whatsoever to Mr.Cowen's personality or job performance. Would it not be fair to say that Mr.Cowen did nothing to deserve this and when combined with the anonymity stood out as being basically a bit out of bounds...?

RTE though, needn't have apologised for their role in it.

My personal opinion of Mr.Cowen as leader of my country (he who was finance minister while our country was in the process of falling of a cliff!) is truly unmentionable but that is beside the point.

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