Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Hugo Duncan's story overhyped

The recent saturation coverage of the Hugo Duncan life story was totally over the top.

His story is not that exceptional. He is well-paid by the BBC licence-fee payer and has the added perk of using BBC airtime to advertise venues he performs at.

The coverage is indicative of BBC cronyism, self-praise and rating-hunting. If the BBC was really interested in exposing the scourge of alcoholism, all they had to do was visit one of the hostels in Belfast and tell the story of people whose lives have been destroyed through drink.

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Lisburn, Co Antrim

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