Eoghan Harris: Time to wake up the mute media lambs in Drury's glen
Published 16/01/2011 | 05:00
MONDAY: Black Monday for Brian Cowen. The pundits pick over his phone calls and golf game with Seanie FitzPatrick. But they are decidedly delicate in dealing with Fintan Drury.
Why? Fintan Drury is a major player with links to media, banking and politics: former chairman of the RTE Authority, former director of Anglo-Irish bank, close friend of the Taoiseach -- who would not be in trouble today if Drury had not set up that golf game.
Two days into the story and Drury should be the subject of probing profiles on press, radio and television. But the media pass mutely by. How come?