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'Let us be clear about this. The Irish media, in general, bear their share of the responsibility for what happened in the United States. For far too long in this country there has been a prevailing view, which denigrates and condemns and even vilifies American foreign policy. Many of these venomous falsehoods - such as claims that hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians were killed in the Gulf war - have continued to spill out over Irish airwaves this last week. The hatred of America, which drove the suicidal terrorists, doesn't flourish in a global vacuum.' --Retired American diplomat George Dempsey
Dempsey, who served as a senior US diplomat in Dublin between 1988 and 1992, singled out the Irish Times and RTE in particular for what he described as 'witless pandering to Arab irrationality and intransigence'.
The ex-diplomat claimed that the Irish media were dominated by 'an invasion of the body snatchers from a planet peopled by time-warped 1960s radicals and Marxist revisionist historians'. Dempsey said this domination led to coverage that was more favourable to dictators like Saddam Hussein than the United States. observer.guardian.co.uk...
Originally posted by jezebel
Is it just me or does anyone else find this a bit preposterous?
That is pretty lame. Everybody knows that the only way they could have been involved in 911 is if they had been conspiring with Bush & Co. errr i mean 'terrorists'.
Originally posted by DeltaChaos
Yeah, sounds like crap to me. I think the guy got tunnel vision working over in Dublin for too long. Or maybe he's a kook.
I am going to try to remember this though...
"...'witless pandering to Arab irrationality and intransigence'."