The Silence of the Liberals

On Monday morning the Gardai began a highly political series of dawn raids which have so far seen 17 people, including two minors, arrested in force. The raids began on Monday with the arrest of three politicians, two local and one national, Paul Murphy TD. The arrests are concerned with a protest last November at which the Minister of Social Protection Joan Burton was delayed for up to two hours. No arrests were made on the day of the protest itself.  So what has the Irish Times had to say about this affront on democracy and the right of protest, not much it seems, the print edition between Monday and Wednesday has produced a total of four articles (including a letter) with just over 1,000 words and no editorials. at the time of writing the arrests continue, it will be interesting to see if D’Olier St. has anything to say on the issue over the next number of days and if so what it is, watch this space.

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One thought on “The Silence of the Liberals

  1. The mainstream, media is part of the establishment, and has consolidated that position by serving the pro-austerity programme and the infamous bank bail-out, needless ‘great own goal’ of world banking history. What was not mentioned was the even bigger second own goal called Nama. But yes, the media are pets and RTE is just a limb of the governments press office.

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