Sunday 23 November 2014

Wagon's Den? You got that right

A few years ago, I appeared on a show on Newstalk with Lisa Murphy.

I was expecting to find a vain, arrogant and frankly obnoxious woman – a classic example of the worst excesses of the boom years.

And I am happy to say that I couldn't have been more wrong.

She was polite, shy and friendly and . . . well, she was just lovely in a harmless kind of way.

So, I put away all the barbs I had planned to use because having a pop would have been lazy, mean and cheap.

Which is, of course, exactly what Katherine Lynch specialises in.

Murphy appeared on the show and has since expressed her shock at how she was treated.

Now you can obviously argue that anyone who goes on to a show like that knows what to expect.

But she seems a rather innocent sort and she expressed her embarrassment at being referred to as 'frisbee lips' and numerous other barbs about her looks.

Really, when your best shot is ripping the piss out of someone as inoffensive as Lisa Murphy it's time to take a long, hard look at what you're doing.

Stay tuned next week, when Katherine Lynch drowns some puppies in a bucket.

Ah, the silence is deafening

The Left in Ireland, as indeed across all of Europe, likes to take the moral highground.

And, of course, they have pet causes – the Palestinians being the most obvious.

So, the news that North Korea is once again enduring a government-imposed famine while the elite gorge themselves has surely mobilised the Left?

After all, when you see the cannibalism, such as the horrific case of the father who killed his own children to eat them, you would expect demos, vigils outside the GPO and the usual protests, would you not?

And what have we seen so far?

Irish Independent

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