Wednesday 20 September 2017

Frank Coughlan: Kevin was a man of contradictions, so working with him was always fraught

Kevin Myers. Photo: Tony Gavin
Kevin Myers. Photo: Tony Gavin

Frank Coughlan

First the outrage and then the contrition. Both came from the heart, and that's the crux of the problem with Kevin Myers. He's part bad apple, part good egg.

His appearance on Sean O'Rourke's RTÉ radio show yesterday was all about the latter.

The Myers who sat meekly and humbly in front of the nation's microphone was a couple of personalities distant from the bombastic, racist, misogynist of popular myth and imagination.

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