The Skibbereen Eagle was a tiny provincial newspaper in West Cork that warned the Tsar of Russia against his expansionist designs on China, saying it, the Skibbereen Eagle, had its eye on him.

So when the "Skibbereen Eagle" argument is invoked it is to remind an editor or journalist to realise how much effort or weight their humble opinion has in the real world.

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