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Real history of Montrose remains to be written

John Bowman's criticism of Eoghan Harris lacks any real analysis, writes John-Paul McCarthy

Published 27/11/2011 | 05:00

SELECTIVE: In his book, John Bowman fails to deal with the ultra nationalist tradition in RTE News. Photo: David Conachy

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JOHN Bowman's coffee table history of RTE, Window and Mirror, got a rave notice from Diarmaid Ferriter. But a more nuanced review by Colum Kenny in this paper provoked Bowman to complain in a letter to the editor last week.

Clearly Bowman is more sensitive to criticism than one might expect from a broadcaster. Yet he feels free to single out and corrosively criticise Eoghan Harris for political activism -- as if Harris was the only political animal in RTE.

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