We know that a mistake was made but we still do not know precisely how it was made. How and why did this happen?
Nor do we know who knew what and when. Pat Kenny claimed he did not know but when did his production team know the tweet was false?
If the production crew became aware that a mistake had been made, who did they report it too?
Was their a listing of official Twitter accounts for the campaigns, campaign managers and press officers. In other words, was there a mechanism in place for checking off against official Twitter accounts.
What rules were enforced, to track the veracity of the tweet?
It would appear that the production crew re-wrote one audience attendee’s question but did they do it for others and do they do it on a regular basis?
What criteria do they use to select the audience? Are some audience members primed for a question and others not?
Are some members of the miked up and others not? Are members requested to sit in specific seats?
Are the seats numbered so that audience members are easily and quickly identified by the production crew, that is, producer, floor manager, sound engineer and presenter?
RTE have apologised but they have lost an opportunity to gain or regain respect and integrity. They sat on their hands when an obvious editorial error had taken place,rather than admit it and then offered spurious excuses in defence of their actions while awaiting a BAI judgement that ruled against them.