Sunday 19 November 2017

Gene Kerrigan: We heard the fake news today - oh boy

The air of superiority that social media wears isn't justified; traditional media can still play a vital role, writes Gene Kerrigan

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

You will not be surprised to hear that in 1968 Fianna Fail tried to pull a fast one. At any given time on the calendar, since 1926, the chances were that FF was trying something on.

The fast one it tried to pull in 1968, though, was the Usain Bolt of all fast ones.

And what was it that very deliberately, very determinedly, ended this Fianna Fail attempt to undermine democracy?

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