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Declan Lynch: A hacketariat in search of a scandal

Norris's accusers hide behind an old favourite when they say it's a 'matter of judgement', writes Declan Lynch

Published 07/08/2011 | 05:00

The "key question", they all agreed, was this: how would we react if a Catholic bishop had written that letter, pleading for clemency for a paedophile priest?

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And the answer, they all agreed, was that we would be expressing outrage and that we would be calling for the bishop to step down or to move sideways or otherwise to acknowledge his grave error. Therefore it follows that we should be expressing outrage about David Norris and that he too should remove himself from what they all agreed was a doomed campaign.

For about three days on RTE radio, this was the

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