Sunday 22 January 2017

Kevin Myers: Ireland is facing a future of hardship and we cannot allow false narratives to lure us back into violence

Published 10/01/2012 | 17:00

Enough. Last week we saw a new double-nadir in Irish broadcasting history. Not merely did TG4 broadcast a ludicrous piece of IRA propaganda in its profile of Rose Dugdale, in which it actually called her "saighdiuir/soldier", but RTE Radio One promoted it in advance with a truly supine and abject 45-minute interview with the criminal lunatic herself. Better still, little you and me, through our television licence fees, subsidised both of these grisly little travesties.

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Without disrespect for TG4, which has produced some really fine programmes, the station has a relatively small audience. Not so John Murray, who broadcasts in the popular crossover slot between 'Morning Ireland' and mid-morning.

Now no-one ever chanced onto John Murray and concluded that here was a new heavyweight of the airwaves. But in its utterly abject and simpering servility, his interview with this vain, demented harridan must surely constitute a new broadcasting nadir.

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