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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Myers Has Left the Building

Dossing Times and Gavin have both pointed to the Sunday Tribune article about Kevin Myers’ impending employment with the Indo.
To my mind anyway, Myers is synonymous with “reason for reading Irish Times”. I don’t always agree with him, but he can be fun to read.
It will be interesting to see what he’ll be like in the Indo. I wonder will the Indo be as lax in their editorial review of what he writes – Geraldine Kennedy shouldn’t have let that bastard comment through. The Independent tend not have as many embarrassing columns up for discussion as the Times so maybe Myers might be forced to try the read-again-and-sleep-on-it-before-hitting-send columnist routine.
As I said back then about him - This incident illustrates what many find noxious about Myers - if you disagree with him fair enough, but when you broadly agree with some of his positions and feel that he should be muzzled there's something very wrong with him - if one takes a position on social issues, as Myers regularly does, it is expected that you believe enough in that position to convince your fellow citizens of its worth and hopefully integrate into public policy. Myers has no such desire - it seems that he would much rather stir up controversy with some carefully chosen insults and then run away from any real and meaningful discussion of the issues.
Cruiskeen Eile, a blog set up to survey the so-called “mad, bad, and hilarious world of Col. Kevin Myers” has a little analysis but promises more.
Other people are pimping for the job, we think.

1 Comments:

Blogger EWI said...

Myers has no such desire - it seems that he would much rather stir up controversy with some carefully chosen insults and then run away from any real and meaningful discussion of the issues.

indeed. He still persists with his "Sinn Féin only got 47% of the vote in 1918" line, despite it having been an astoundingly disingenuous claim which was thoroughly debunked as soon as he made it.

April 24, 2006 1:29 a.m.  

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