Tuesday 13 November 2018

Do you want the facts ... or Fisk's version?

If you agree with Robert Fisk's political line, you are not in the real world, writes Eoghan Harris

MARY Harney says hard things. This might seem risky in a society where politicians say soft things. In fact, it is the secret of her success. Irish people put a premium on moral courage simply because it is such a scarce commodity in this country.

Last Wednesday, at a Thanksgiving lunch, the Tánaiste took on the majority position in the Irish mass media. She condemned those commentators who made a "moral equivalence" between America and bin Laden. And she lashed what she called the "latent anti-Americanism which seems to regard what the American Government does as evil".

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