Friday 28 July 2017

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The Irish media's crocodile tears for America could not disguise the sneaking anti-Americanism, says Eoghan Harris

ALTHOUGH I was sick to my stomach at the attack on America, I could not bring myself to sign the book of condolences at the American embassy. After all, I might get caught on an RTE camera and so become part of their crocodile tears.

And I do not believe that much of the Irish media share the Irish people's sense of profound shock. Take RTE's ambivalence about the Colombian connection. At the start of the week, as I watched Charlie Bird's soft report about our Boys in Bogota, I wondered if RTE would ever return to being a reporter and stop being a player.

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