Tuesday 17 January 2017

Defence of TV3's 'scoop' is lamentable

Published 07/01/2010 | 05:00

Kevin Myers has excelled himself once again with his limp defence of the utterly indefensible TV3 coverage of the illness to Brian Lenihan (Irish Independent, January 5).

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It seems it's a case of "everybody being out of step bar our Kevin" as he goes out of his way to back up TV3's inhuman (that's the only word for it) treatment of Mr Lenihan and its 48-hour "gun to the head" ultimatum that he should tell his family before they broke the story.

If Mr Myers really believes what he says about the DUTY of the media to break news like this no matter what the circumstances then why did the Irish Independent not break the story?

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