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category national | politics / elections | news report author Thursday September 22, 2011 09:16author by Audi O Murphy Report this post to the editors

Opponents of Martin McGuinness don't want to be contradicted

Two successive days of entertaining radio as the motley crew opposing Martin McGuinness (Michael McDowell, Fintan O'Toole, Ed Moloney, Gregory Campbell, etc) get their act together.

Fintan and Ed have difficulty debating. On Tuesday (Sept 20) on the Pat Kenny Show, Ed Maloney refused to appear with Danny Morrison. That was after imposing the same conditions on the BBC. A very important fellow is Ed, who likes to be able to chose who is good enough to appear alongside his elevated self.

An even more important person is Fintan O'Toole, who, after a long innings on Radio Ulster's Stephen Nolan Show (September 21), took up his ball and ran. He was unable to persuade the great unwashed) to be quiet while the great one droned on uninterrupted.

Fintan's view seemed to be:
Dev never fired a shot in anger. There was no fighting in Bolands' Mill in 1916. The Brits sentenced him to death for no reason. Mandela had nothing to do with the ANC armed struggle. He was in Robben Island your honour.... and much, much more or at least there would have been if Tin Tin hadn't hung up.

It's very clear that O'Toole is not used to debate in which people disagree with him. The poor fellow should try the Maloney trick of picking his opposite number. If no one comes up to the mark, a mirror would be the handiest option.

The Audio is attached - enjoy. Jude Collin's comment on Fintan taking up his ball and running is here:

Fintan: a man of high principles and quick exits:

Why the animus from Moloney to Morrison? Possibly because of this:

Baloney College Archive
The Making of a Tout
Foot In The Mouth

audio Fintan shoots for the door - not used to being contradicted (by Jude Collins) 1.87 Mb

audio The Full Show Pt 1 - Fintan got a long innings 2.74 Mb
audio The Full Show Pt 2 - Fintan drones on (supported by Gregory Campbell) 2.71 Mb
audio Pat Kenny interviews Danny Morrison on Martin McGuinness 3.04 Mb
audio Pat Kenny interviews Ed Moloney on Martin McG (then Danny M again as Maloney refused to debate Morrison) 2.98 Mb

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   martin mcguinness +denis donaldson whats the difference?     independent republican.    Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:23 
   Pheonix Magazine on Ed Moloney and Boston College debacle - today     Phoenix    Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:37 
   Eamon Dunphy to debate McGuinness with Fintan O'Toole on Newstalk.ie     Talk    Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:09 
   Danny Morrison + Kevin Myers - skin and hair flying (Today FM 22 September 2011)     Matt Cooper    Thu Sep 22, 2011 17:25 
   Not very good at his job     Gearóid Ó Loingsigh    Thu Sep 22, 2011 18:14 
   Same point     Ben Black    Fri Sep 23, 2011 00:14 
   thinking for myself     Gearóid Ó Loingsigh    Mon Sep 26, 2011 19:57 
   '..republican is dubious..'     opus diablos    Tue Sep 27, 2011 13:10 
   Disease     Micky MacEvelly    Tue Sep 27, 2011 15:51 
 10   '..off the hook..'     opus diablos    Wed Sep 28, 2011 09:45 
 11   Fine Gael presidential candidate ordered shooting of rugby playing policeman and two Protestants     Manus O'Riordan    Wed Sep 28, 2011 14:04 
 12   Hypocrites' house of cards risks collapse     Brian Feeney    Thu Sep 29, 2011 09:31 
 13   Gay Blueshirt Mitchell becomes Eoghan Harris's candidate     Grouchy Marx    Sun Oct 02, 2011 20:51 
 14   Danny M to Peter M, "Why didn't you write the story about Martin McGuinness then'     Memory Man    Mon Oct 03, 2011 19:29 
 15   definition of republican     Gearóid O Loingsigh    Tue Oct 04, 2011 03:11 
 16   Ta, Homey..     opus diablos    Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:35 
 17   Arise Sir Marty!     Redundant Republican    Wed Oct 05, 2011 22:33 
 18   Ironic     Joe    Wed Oct 05, 2011 23:17 
 19   If all that Redundant Republican wrote was true...     Observer    Fri Oct 07, 2011 13:25 
 20   1916 Proclamation     Redundant Republican    Fri Oct 07, 2011 15:10 
 21   that clears that up     opus diablos    Fri Oct 07, 2011 15:16 
 22   What republic?     Redundant Republican    Fri Oct 07, 2011 16:16 
 23   Probably not...     opus diablos    Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:33 

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