Kevin Myers: Hubris at Montrose is simply staggering
Published 29/11/2011 | 17:00
Seldom has the professional liberal consensus been as exposed as it has in the past fortnight, with the bogus tweet during the presidential debate, the sorry affair in Naas, the libel-debacle in RTE and the squalid pickets outside the Israeli Film Festival in Dublin.
There it was, in all its glory, the ruthlessness of doctrinaire media-liberalism; i.e. follow our rules, do as we do, or we will destroy you.
It is a hypothetical question, of course; but do you actually believe that an unsubstantiated tweet from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, declaring that a witness was going to give a press conference the next day, alleging that a presidential candidate had secured an abortion, would have been read out on air, live, during a television debate? Do you believe that a witness announcing a press conference at which he would reveal grave wrong-doing by Martin McGuinness would have been similarly declared as a fact? That is what happened to Sean Gallagher. And guess what: RTE hasn't even apologised for its part in this critical deception of the Irish people.