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Eoghan Harris lieutenants - one last throw of the dice - for Sean (5,000 envelope) Gallagher

category national | anti-capitalism | news report author Friday October 28, 2011 11:11author by Napper Tandy Report this post to the editors

With obligatory attacks on RTE and Martin McGuinness

Eoghan Harris destroyed Gay Mitchell's campaign by advising him to launch a reactionary blueshirt assault on Martin McGuinness. See:

Gay Blueshirt Mitchell becomes Eoghan Harris's candidate

Never a man to allow sentiment to delay him, Harris switched at the last minute to the one reactionary he thought would win, Sean Gallagher. Just like in 1997 when 'tribal time bomb' Mary McAleese won, the Harris touch turned to dust.

Higgins will win and Martin McGuinness will elect him on transfers - the worst of all Harris worlds. Higgins lifted Section 31 censorship restrictions on Sinn Fein in 1994 and paved the way for the peace process and Sinn Fein electoral advance. Harris hated all of that.

Comment on Eoghan Harris in Independent Newspapers publication
Comment on Eoghan Harris in Independent Newspapers publication

Is this a straw in the wind in independent Newspapers? After harris elevated a crank attack into a threat to his precious existence, a letter in THE DUBLINER, handed out with the Evening Herald (Independent Newspapers) asked pointedly 'Does anyone still listen to this tosser' (issue 171, 27 October 2011) - see graphic.

Is this a straw in the wind in independent Newspapers? After harris elevated a crank attack into a threat to his precious existence, a letter in THE DUBLINER, handed out with the Evening Herald (Independent Newspapers) asked pointedly 'Does anyone still listen to this tosser' (issue 171, 27 October 2011) - see graphic.

If no one listens to the 'tosser', if even the political classes who find him a useful idiot have no more use Harris, Harrisisms and the Harrisites, will Independent Newspapers keep publishing him?

Tom Carew and Niall Ginty (whose letters are below) only appear in print in the guise of Eoghan Harris support team - Google them: bash Sinn Fein, bash the independence struggle against Britain, support Israeli attacks on Palestinians, support war and misery inflicted on anyone who stands against western imperialism - and now despairing little letters in the Irish Independent.

Harris and his pals switched to a man who conned rich business people in to forking out 5,000 Euro for a photograph with Brian Cowen (where is the photo now?), but not the Irish people into voting for him. As the saying goes, "You can fool some of the people some of the time"

Read and relish these letters from two political shills.

Race for the Aras Irish Independent Thursday October 27 2011

RTE's 'Frontline' debate was yet another example of how vulnerable broadcasting is to manipulation compared with newspapers, where time permits checking.

Sean Gallagher was blackened live on air, with a massive TV audience, and although next morning the truth emerged -- that Gallagher could not have either sought or taken any cheque from this man after a FF fundraising event, because that same cheque had already been lodged by the party on June 30, before that July Fianna Fail event had happened, the damage was already done.

The only way we listeners can now make amends, fooled as we were via this RTE broadcast -- as was RTE itself -- is to vote for him.

And to treat further allegations from McGuinness -- about anything -- with the greatest suspicion and rigorous scrutiny -- unlike RTE.

Tom Carew

Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer level of dog-baiting that passed for debate on Monday's 'Frontline' programme.

From what I could make of McGuinness's "expose", some twittering between fellow travellers of the ex-IRA leader, and RTE researchers, set the scene for an ambush of candidate Sean Gallagher.

It would seem that the final resting place for a ?5,000 cheque was of more concern to some elements in the audience than the final resting place of brave Irish garda Jerry McCabe. This was certainly not the national broadcaster's finest hour or two.

Niall Ginty

So much for the dismal efforts of the the great manipulator and his pals.

The latest is that some twits are blaming RTE for broadcasting a tweet on the Frontline programme last Monday - making Gallagher think Hugh Morgan, the guy he took 5,000 Euro from, was going to appear at a Sinn Fein press conference.

Gallagher was spooked, appropriately so this close to Halloween. The voters took fright. Harris couldn't save Gallagher from Martin McGuinness.

Related Link: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/100648
author by Séamuspublication date Fri Oct 28, 2011 15:16Report this post to the editors

It's very possible at this point that Michael D Higgins will win the presidency before McGuinness is eliminated and his votes distributed.

author by Napper Tandypublication date Fri Oct 28, 2011 15:30Report this post to the editors

Yes, that looks increasingly likely. The blow to Gallagher on RTE from McGuinness last Monday was perhaps even more decisive than at first thought. Even more reason for Harris to hate RTE and Sinn Fein (and 'hush puppies', and liberals, and socialists, and republicans, and Palestinians, and the Aubane Historical Society).

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Fri Oct 28, 2011 20:23Report this post to the editors

without mentioning the hand up his trouser-leg...Sir Anto..the bugger-in-chief..with Dinney Boy breathing hot on the heels..

if he was off-message he'd be hauled.

author by Napper Tandypublication date Sat Oct 29, 2011 00:57Report this post to the editors

BTW - don't know what happened to my paragraph breaks - can this be fixed?

author by pat the pancake eaterpublication date Sat Oct 29, 2011 06:27Report this post to the editors

Look fellows, stop all the repetitive moaning about Harris and his U-turns and political rantings. Just stop buying the Sindo which regularly carries his and other columnists' drivel. Don't contribute another cent to the business that churns out this stuff on a weekly basis to an apparently passive readership.

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:40Report this post to the editors

Be more productive to critique the corporate media and its background ownership nets than chasing the decoy-duck and thrashing it with its own red-herings..

author by Chicken and egg and Sunday Independentpublication date Sat Oct 29, 2011 14:13Report this post to the editors

In relation to the last two comments: 1. Individual decisions on whether or not to buy or not the Sunday Independent will depend on general knowledge of its relentless bias in support of the the status quo and attacks on targets who are denied a right of reply. Persuading people in ones or twos will have little effect. 2. That brings us to comment two. A critique of the Sunday Independent and other corporate media generally will depend on analysis of its individual failings, of which Harris is the most glaring example. Detailed knowledge will lead to general understanding. (3. Can someone please put back in paragraph breaks - that have disappeared from this comment as well.)

author by pat the pancake eaterpublication date Sun Oct 30, 2011 03:22Report this post to the editors

We don't need a systematic analysis of corporate media to know that the Sunday Independent publishes a constant diet of biased political garbage. We know already that the Sindo has a virtual Sunday monopoly following the disappearance of the S. Tribune and the inability of the S. Biz Post to fill the vacuum.

Every individual who decides to boycott the Sindo is helping to chip away at its editorial rantings. Opposition to what the Sindo stands for starts with ourselves. All we need is willpower and an ability to persuade friends and acquaintances to follow our personal lead in reducing the circulation figures.

author by leftypublication date Tue Nov 01, 2011 19:18Report this post to the editors

Gallagher was a FF twat.  His behaviour around business loans etc was to say the least dubious.  To vote him in was to give him a brown envelope containing 5000 euro every single week for 7 years for doing fuck all.  500,000 really stupid people actually voted for this tit probably because they saw him on a stupid tv program and the fact that he kept repeating the word jobs over and over even though the only job he would create would be his own overpaid one. The man could barely speak or spell. He was a dyed in the wool FF bagman.  We dodged a bullet here. Thank dog martin mcguinness screwed up his campaign.

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