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Communist to Capitalist - Eoghan Harris fights the pesky RTE provos

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | opinion/analysis author Wednesday March 07, 2007 01:07author by Eamon Sullen Report this post to the editors

If Mary McAleese gets "more than 40% of the vote... I'll retire, I really fucking will". He didn't - another lie.

Fresh from smearing Manus O'Riordan, Eoghan Harris turned his ire on RTE's Tom McGurk – links below. In his Sunday Independent column on March 5th Ireland's mud thrower in chief says that it "behoves McGurk to be balanced". "Failing that, he should be fair", Harris continued.

McGurks’s failing? He criticised the Sunday Independent.

Also, McGurk was accused of going on the Buntollet Commemoration march of January 1969, the one that exposed the viciously sectarian nature of the RUC and of the northern state. The young protester’s heads were cracked open by the RUC and by their allies in the B Specials. The images received world wide publicity.

Some people have long and bitter memories that perpetually fuel their rancid politics.
Sue who? Harris didn't sue.
Sue who? Harris didn't sue.

Is this the same Eoghan Harris that used to run the secret Ned Stapleton Cumann of the Worker's Party in RTE? Is this the same Eoghan Harris who told RTE reporters he was tasked with training in 1987:

"factualism is fancy foreplay which never penetrates the truth. Factualism is media masturbation"?

Surely not.

Surely it can't be the same Eoghan Harris who said that news is just drama, that objectivity should be dispensed with, so that reporters can broadcast “personal editorials replete with value judgements”.

Sadly it is so.

Consistency is not one of Eoghan Harris’s strong points, with one exception.

Harris hates the provos. He hates northern nationalists.

He is a true blue unionist at heart, as he was a Stalinist at heart. It is because he is a bully at heart, who likes to taunt the weak and to suck up to the powerful. Harris will agree with anyone who will denigrate Ireland’s long struggle for democracy and independence.

Facts are immaterial. They should not interfere with a good story – they are “media masturbation”. Eoghan Harris should know. He is an expert.

The intelligent can spot the artful art of artlessness by Eoghan Harris, Sunday Independent, 4 March 2007

EXPOSED: Censorship in the Sunday Independent - Sindo refuses right of reply to Manus O'Riordan

War Of Independence Debate On Sectarianism Descends On Unassuming Offaly, by Pat Muldowney (another expose of the Harris method)

Attached article by Brenda Power, from Magill in 1997 - click the images to read the story

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Presidential candidate Harris supported was a "slimeball"
Presidential candidate Harris supported was a "slimeball"

"They" use terms like "mental instability" - "I am a person of powerful plemical force"
"They" use terms like "mental instability" - "I am a person of powerful plemical force"

RTE reporters told to get their 'line' from the UDA
RTE reporters told to get their 'line' from the UDA

Brian Lynch on RTE denouncing Wolfe Tones - turned up later as WP counterfitter
Brian Lynch on RTE denouncing Wolfe Tones - turned up later as WP counterfitter

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Harris hates one day, likes the next (method in madness)     Eamon Waters    Wed Mar 07, 2007 01:31 
   William Joyce (Lord Haw-haw) and Eoghan Harris     William Shirer    Wed Mar 07, 2007 01:45 
   Tell me what he said     Mulholland Drive    Wed Mar 07, 2007 09:24 
   mullholland     pat c    Wed Mar 07, 2007 09:53 
   Harris not in the WP for 20 years     Paul    Wed Mar 07, 2007 14:08 
   Today Tomorrow     Mulholland drive    Wed Mar 07, 2007 16:16 
   Transerunt omnia     Duine    Wed Mar 07, 2007 16:26 
   Denounce your brother - Harris on Adi Roche     Joe McCann    Thu Mar 08, 2007 08:38 
   The story that exposed the internal RTE censors     Barry Gerard    Thu Mar 08, 2007 13:29 
 10   This one better     Correct copy    Thu Mar 08, 2007 13:33 
 11   sources?     me    Thu Mar 08, 2007 16:26 
 12   In the Dail     Mial Neehan    Thu Mar 08, 2007 17:23 
 13   No vote     Niall Meehan    Thu Mar 08, 2007 19:14 
 14   Harris Was In SF/OSF/SFWP/WP For 25 Years     Pushkin    Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:30 
 15   Eoghan Harris was typical of Workers Party politics     A Historian    Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:16 
 16   full circle     whah?    Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:56 
 17   Reply to 'whah?'     Seamus Costello    Tue Mar 13, 2007 15:19 
 18   A comment and some questions...     Terry    Wed Mar 14, 2007 00:15 
 19   Workers Party, RTE party     Antonio Gramsci    Wed Mar 14, 2007 00:51 
 20   THAT LETTER IS A FAKE     tinker tailer    Wed Mar 14, 2007 01:05 
 21   Not a fake     A Historian    Wed Mar 14, 2007 06:04 
 22   Riddle solved     Colombo    Wed Mar 14, 2007 08:32 
 23   More Questions     Terry    Wed Mar 14, 2007 15:18 
 24   re: Eoghan Harris     knockadooma    Wed Mar 14, 2007 19:34 
 25   Tinker, tailor doesn't know what he's talking about...     Quick glance    Wed Mar 14, 2007 21:13 
 26   You can't do that     Glancing quickly    Wed Mar 14, 2007 21:40 
 27   For Terry     SH    Wed Mar 14, 2007 22:23 
 28   How RTE censored its censorship     text editor    Wed Mar 14, 2007 22:47 
 29   WP fixation     VD's Spectre    Wed Mar 14, 2007 23:12 
 30   Articles on Eoghan Harris .     Sharon.    Wed Mar 14, 2007 23:39 
 31   Colourful confirmation     A Historian    Thu Mar 15, 2007 08:59 
 32   Relavance to today     Histronician    Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:15 
 33   Charlie Bird     pat c    Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:26 
 34   not quite hearsay     anon    Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:33 
 35   a question for the stickophile     sticky wicket    Thu Mar 15, 2007 16:12 
 36   Get your facts right     Paul    Thu Mar 15, 2007 21:34 
 37   A reply for Stickywicket (Thu Mar 15, 2007 16:12)     Fionntan O Ciarain    Thu Mar 15, 2007 23:59 
 38   Eoghan Harris     knockadooma    Fri Mar 16, 2007 08:28 
 39   Eoghan Harris et al     Fred Johnston    Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:33 
 40   who are the new sticks?     sticky wicket    Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:32 
 41   Sticky Wicket     Pushkin    Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:47 
 42   A few quotes would be nice     FOC    Fri Mar 16, 2007 14:21 
 43   Practise what you preach     New Revisionist Watch    Fri Mar 16, 2007 21:56 
 44   What's the problem?     FOC    Fri Mar 16, 2007 23:50 
 45   Who the FOC     New Revisionist Watch    Sat Mar 17, 2007 00:10 
 46   Harris     knockadooma    Sat Mar 17, 2007 08:34 
 47   for FOC sack     sw    Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:35 
 48   Thanks for the advice new revisionist     FOC    Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:57 
 49   FOC's analysis     Paul O'Donnell    Sun Mar 18, 2007 16:16 
 50   Why?     FOC    Sun Mar 18, 2007 22:26 
 51   Popular support     Pop    Mon Mar 19, 2007 00:50 
 52   Popular     FOC    Mon Mar 19, 2007 08:26 
 53   Another anti-RTE tirade from Eoghan Harris     Eamon Sullen    Sun Mar 25, 2007 13:42 
 54   Harris workers party     knockadooma    Fri Mar 30, 2007 14:02 
 55   FFS     Pissed off    Fri Mar 30, 2007 14:54 
 56   Sorry, but.....     Eamon Sullen    Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:27 
 57   Easter declaration..... Harris style     Goblin    Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:10 
 58   Irish Independent Easter Proclamation     Kevin Myarse    Fri Apr 06, 2007 18:03 
 59   People In Glass Houses     Cowardly Tom    Fri Apr 06, 2007 20:29 

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