Has Martin asked his solicitors to take a case against the media witchhunt against him, if he can prove his innocence he'll make a fortune and shut the media up once and for all.
What do you use yours for. Toilet paper?
Considering the Irish Times have him photoshopped onto the body of Austin Powell's arch enemy today, cat 'n' all, I don't think it's just the Indo that has it in for him.
While the deniers down South can play with peoples lives McG doesn't have that luxury and has some responsibility to the peace, wouldn't you think?
It's not and never has been, about the money for Adams or McG. That I admire about them.
The mantra of SF over the last few weeks has been "move on, forget the dark days of the past and move towards a better future" etc etc. yet they themselves wallow in the past they exhort the rest of us to forget. This is one page from An Phoblacht's website:
I know it's long- that's the point. SF doesn't want us to move on from the past- they wantus to selectively forget the past when it's inconvenient to them.
You obviousily did not work in the Northern bank
What has this got to do with him not suing people who say he's a murderer, or was involved in organising murders? Are you saying the Peas Process will collapse if he wins the case?
McGuinness is a thug.Adams is a thug.They condoned and explained away murders.The south with their cults of Collins/Dev Valera inspired those Northern thugs.Collins and Dev Valera were murderous gunman.How can Fine Gael criticize the monster they created?
Do you have a link for that? Would be interested in reading it...
I've actually seen more stories about Dana than MMG in the media the last few days.
Norris has featured heavily in the media in relation to the letters, Gallagher and his FF connections have come under scrutiny, Davis has come under fire in relation to the quangos, Dana and the recent controversies have gotten a lot of coverage, Mitchell has come under fire too.
Thats effectively all the candidates coming under the spotlight of the media as they should be.
This persecution complex among MMG supporters is extremely arrogant. None of the candidates should be immune and so far none of them have been.
Well, all you political hotshots think it through. McGuinness says he was in the IRA in the 80's;.....what comes next? Pressure to name places and trigger pullers. Off course that is gonna destabilise the peace process.
All armies need their thug element (spend a few weekends around discos in Athlone or any barracks town) there is no telling what would begin to happen. Even if he doesn't succumb to the pressure, the fact that he might will exert it's own pressure.
I'll start counting to see how quickly somebody comes in with 'is that a threat?'
No, he says he wasn't a member in the 80s, remember? I know, it's ridiculous.
Why would he name who pulled the trigger if he's proving he wasn't involved in any murders or organising murders? Surely he'd be insisting he couldn't give any names?
It was ...eh.....hypothetical.....you know when someone asks you to 'think it through'?
That's what he's been saying. He wasn't involved and doesn't know.
This IS NOT a Celtic v Rangers thread!
Please everybody can we keep this thread on topic? The subject is about the power and sway of the most widely circulated newspaper (the Irish Independent) in influencing the outcome of the election, by way of a political bias. BTW the Independent is fully entitled to take any side it wishes. It is not a state-run newspaper and has never been the "paper of record". And please...limit the inappropriate use of smiley faces.
You are very much mistaken:
The Irish Independent described the 1916 Easter Rising as "insane and criminal" and famously called for the shooting of its leaders.
I refer you to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Independent
This is the real Celtic v Rangers point-scoring that I truly despise.
The Anglo-Irish Agreement in 1985 granted Dublin an inclusive role, and the Good Friday agreement allows Northerners the freedom to claim Irish citizenship. As well you know, the role of head of state does not apply in the same way to NI as in England.
There's clearly a bias. This thread was not started so as to generate a debate as to whether there is or is not a bias, it was started to generate discussion about the influence exerted on the electorate by that bias.
Would you mind staying on topic please?