Tuesday 23 January 2018

Obama sees not Ireland's loss but America's gain

The facile caricature of Obama as hero and Romney as demon is beyond childish, writes Marc Coleman

'What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and all things nice. What are little boys made of? Slugs and snails and puppy dogs' tails." Hands up if you remember this old nursery rhyme. Like all childish simplicities, it had its place in our childhood. But some people never grow up.

Some weeks ago Noel Whelan correctly and bravely identified the slant in the Irish media towards Obama and the Democrats in coverage of the US election. And towards their main economist cheerleader Paul Krugman.

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