Thursday 19 January 2017

Media bias a plus for Sinn Fein

Published 16/10/2011 | 05:00

Sir -- The Sunday Independent (October 9, 2011) has spared no ink in trying to vilify Martin McGuinness over his past.

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But any reader worth his salt knows how absurd this is; Sean T O'Kelly was a prominent republican, as was Eamon de Valera, and Erskine Childers' father died for his republican beliefs. So what was your point?

Perhaps this is a form of journalistic revisionism-by-omission. If so, it appears to work on the presumption that your readers have no knowledge of Irish history.

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