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Mr Myers offers alternative view

Kevin Myers has been accused of "seeking notoriety" with his article supporting TV3's reporting of Brian Lenihan's illness (Letters, January 7).

I don't believe that Kevin Myers is seeking notoriety.

He consistently writes in defence of any person, or group, who are objects of mass public anger.

This is because he himself knows the potential in heated situations for rational debate to dissipate and a mob mentality to develop.

While I don't agree with Kevin Myers that TV3 should be applauded for disclosing Brian Lenihan's illness as they did, I feel grateful for articles that diverge from common thought.

Any writer who can force us to explore why we hold our viewpoint on any issue is very welcome, in my opinion.

Maria Dowling
Sutton, Dublin

Irish Independent