Saturday 3 December 2016

Paul Williams: PC brigade dragged me through mud – imagine if I'd been wrong

Published 19/02/2014 | 02:30

The Garda Ombudsman Commission office on Dublin's Abbey Street
The Garda Ombudsman Commission office on Dublin's Abbey Street

I HAVE to say I found it a most unusual day. It started with an exclusive on the front page of this newspaper on the GSOC affair, by mid-morning I was being attacked on social media by journalists barely out of college – essentially for not following the accepted PC agenda – and by late evening my story was being confirmed in the Dail.

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What a rollercoaster, but it reminded me – not that I needed much reminding – that to challenge the media consensus is to risk the ire of liberal commentators, their militant wing on social media and inevitably, of course, Sinn Fein.

It was astonishing to watch as this marauding group swooped to defend a UK security company – some of whose employees are former agents of the dreaded crown – that was used by GSOC.

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