Taxpayer mugs force-fed a cover story
Sneering Michael Noonan says we took one for the team, but we weren't even asked, says Gene Kerrigan
Here's how it works. First, the establishment denies the truth and puts out a cover story. Then they admit that the cover story might not be entirely accurate. Later, they adjust the cover story to match the revealed facts. Finally, they sneer at those who were so naive as to believe the cover story.
Last week, Michael Noonan got to do some sneering. He loves the oul' sneering, Michael does. And today, in the new Anglo Tapes stories in these pages, we see more of how the banking scandal unfolded behind the scenes, as the Anglo rank and file were being fed what one taped banker called "the Disneyland version".
Truth for the insiders, and cover stories for the mugs, that's the way it works.