McGuinness's entry exposes moral ambiguity of establishment
The candidacy of the Sinn Fein deputy leader puts it up to politicians to stop blurring the lines on terror, writes Jody Corcoran
Published 25/09/2011 | 05:00
Martin McGuinness has a point when he says that only a "small minority" of journalists are concerned that a leader of a terrorist organisation, such as he, could be President of Ireland.
Certainly, that is the way it seems to be; say, what, 10, maybe 20 journalists?
From the outset, the media, by and large, has bought into the narrative as written by the political establishment: the endgame was peace and who was afraid of peace?