Monday 23 October 2017

Eoghan Harris: Lenihan can save Fianna Fail, with help from Cowen

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

THIS weekend the media will mangle what is left of Brian Cowen. For a few weeks you will be able to walk from one end of Ireland to another without finding anyone to say a good word about him. So my duty is plain.

One of the obligations of a public commentator is to speak up for those who are dead, or misunderstood, or poor at public relations. That is why I have defended murdered southern Protestants, Northern Unionists and Israel. But it was a lot tougher making a case for Brian Cowen.

Cowen was his own worst enemy. But he was still a better man than the toxic media critics I call the Three Ms, aka the Mahon Media Mob, the herd of hacks who got a taste for taking down Taoisigh at the Mahon Tribunal.

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