Monday, 2 February 2009

An indictment of NI's newspapers that anyone pays any attention to Curran.

I see Tom Elliott has been pulling apart Ed Curran’s Belfast Telegraph ‘analysis’ as to the state of unionism, in which the paper’s editor calls for a single unionist party. Predictably the MLA finds it riddled with inconsistencies. What Elliott can’t say, but I can, is that Curran’s pieces are to serious political journalism what Dan Brown’s books are to the canon of English literature.

He has presided over the Tele’s descent into quasi tabloid trash. It is an indictment of the standard of Northern Ireland’s newspapers in general that anyone is even responding to the lamentably written, poorly argued garbage which he passes off as political comment.

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