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.
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.