Kevin Myers kills his own career...

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The only thing Kevin gives Rots......is ............. this.... :rolleyes:


[video=youtube;gBRi6aZJGj4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBRi6aZJGj4[/video] :cool:
 


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If he had said that Irish presenters are well paid because the Irish drive a hard bargain when it comes to pay, would there be the same fuss? I think not, I suspect we'd be mildly chuffed about it.
Yes. I think Hitler had the same thing in mind when he talked of Jews being money-obsessed and acquisitive. It was a compliment...

They really are very touchy, aren't they?
 

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I hope the self righteous PC mob don't get their way in trying to get Myers fired, they nearly succeeded in 2005 over his MOBS article in the Irish Times which granted was slightly over the top but hardly a firing offence.
 

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His bitterness against Ireland is due to his worthless father who somehow qualified as a doctor but couldn't hold a job down. He moved to Leicester where he was only employed as a locum for the rest of his life.

I have no idea what the Jews did to him.

Kevin’s Gate | Broadsheet.ie
His worthless father? Did you know the man?

What did your father do for a living? (Collecting dole from the British does not count as a career)
 

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His bitterness against Ireland is due to his worthless father who somehow qualified as a doctor but couldn't hold a job down. He moved to Leicester where he was only employed as a locum for the rest of his life.

I have no idea what the Jews did to him.

Kevin’s Gate | Broadsheet.ie
His worthless father was an officer in the IRA who did the dirty work that Lemass claimed he did but hadn't the stomach for. His reward was to be royally screwed by Lemass when his job was " nationalised " and Lemass put a FFer in his place.
 

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I hope the self righteous PC mob don't get their way in trying to get Myers fired, they nearly succeeded in 2005 over his MOBS article in the Irish Times which granted was slightly over the top but hardly a firing offence.
Is that when the PC brigade went after him over his - quite legitimate - Special Olympics comments?
 

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Kevin Myers is trash of the most poisonous kind, and not because of anything to do with this article.
Blah, he is an over paid troll, there is far worse kinds of trash around the place than trolls.

This attack on him though is incredibly tyrannical. That is what is important because it effects us all.
 

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Myers is a tedious old bore who isn't nearly as entertaining or outrageous as he thinks he is...but...the quote that has caused the kerfuffle today is merely ill-judged rather than actively offensive. He's said much worse about many others.
 

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Couldn't of happened to nicer fellah.
 
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Kevin is a repulsive human.
But he's a very talented writer, he can be massively entertaining.
One of the best metaphors that I have ever encountered in any writing ever was his description in his Irishman's Diary of modern churches of recent decades in urban areas: 'concrete wigwams'.
I laughed for about twenty minutes on reading that.
It is just so perfect.
Not original - after all, the very famous Catholic cathedral in Liverpool was and is known as 'Paddy's Wigwam'.
 

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Is that when the PC brigade went after him over his - quite legitimate - Special Olympics comments?
No It was time when described children been raised in single parent households as "bastards", granted the term was inappropriate but It was not a fireable offence.
 
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Yes. I think Hitler had the same thing in mind when he talked of Jews being money-obsessed and acquisitive. It was a compliment...

They really are very touchy, aren't they?
They are indeed TA. But what you are overlooking is that Hitler was using it to justify the Holocaust, Myers is merely stating a fact. Are facts to be denied because they have been abused in the past, should the RCC be silenced from proclaiming what they and you consider to be the Truth because they abused that Truth in the case of the Inquisition?
 

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Myers is a strange fish, to put it mildly. From what I hear he is notoriously difficult to actually work with. Overbearing doesn't come close to describe him.

As people of a certain vintage in the p.ie community (ha, what a thought) will remember Myers penned the regular article in The Irish Times called An Irishman's Diary for god knows how long. Seemingly, he resigned from the old lady of D'Olier Street in 2006 when that newspaper put out a special supplement at Easter to mark 90 years since the 1916 Rising, and he hadn't been asked to contribute. In fact he didn't even know until the thing had practically gone to press. This episode was the last straw, in a deteriorating relationship over many years.

One of the strange things about him is the complete volte-face ideologically over his career. Originally he was quite radical: he was involved in the student protests in UCD in January 1969 (when UCD was still based in Earlsfort Terrace), and he came to be closely associated with the PDM (People's Democracy Movement) - a Mass Movement led by the smaller Anarcho-Trotskyist grouping called the Young Socialist Alliance. The PD's (as they were known as) were one of the larger and more famous leftist organisations in 1970s Ireland, and identified closely with the Provisionals. The PDM in time became the Irish branch of the (now morubound) 4th International.

In fairness to Myers, in the 70's when the FF govt in Dublin introduced a broadcasting ban for subversives, Myers then working in RTE was the only person (that I know of anyway) of putting his money where his mouth was and resigned in protest.

Much later, much much later, he became part of the Pearse-bashing brigade. And intensely so. Inexplicable so.

If he has now pissed the Hebs off. . . Well, good night. So long. See ya 'round.
 

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No It was time when described children been raised in single parent households as "bastards", granted the term was inappropriate but It was not a fireable offence.
Unfair to the kids.

I'd far prefer if he had described the mothers as whores, although that might have upset some of the "me knickers are off - do it to me Anto" brigade too.
 

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Kevin is a repulsive human.
But he's a very talented writer, he can be massively entertaining.
One of the best metaphors that I have ever encountered in any writing ever was his description in his Irishman's Diary of modern churches of recent decades in urban areas: 'concrete wigwams'.
I laughed for about twenty minutes on reading that.
It is just so perfect.
He used to be talented and entertaining.

Ever since he left the Irish Times, and for a period while he was still there, he's been a boring hack trying to recreate past glories while repeating himself endlessly.

Mind you, his memoir on his time in Belfast, Watching The Door, was pretty good.
 

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Myers is a tedious old bore who isn't nearly as entertaining or outrageous as he thinks he is...but...the quote that has caused the kerfuffle today is merely ill-judged rather than actively offensive. He's said much worse about many others.
And say it were 'actively offensive'? So what?
 

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We've been used to reading Kevin Myers' attention-seeking, 'I'm so controversial' contrarianism and self-promotion for many years now. Irish nationalists are the usual target, but now he has pissed off Jewish people too - and it has even made the BBC

Sunday Times removes 'anti-Semitic' column on BBC pay - Sunday Times removes 'anti-Semitic' column on BBC pay - BBC News

I hadn't heard before that he also denied the holocaust some years back. Any info on that?
He must be a regular here so...
 

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Yes. I think Hitler had the same thing in mind when he talked of Jews being money-obsessed and acquisitive. It was a compliment...

They really are very touchy, aren't they?
And anyone who challenged Hitler's views was silenced.

Freedom of speech and expression is something we all value isn't it? Myers has been a very vocal supporter of the State of Israel, so while I disagree with his opinion in relation to his defence of the State of Israel shouldn't we defend his right to free speech?

He used a sterotype in that piece, which of course should be challenged. But is silencing expressed opinion also not what Hitler did, fostering intolerance, and isn't that the valuable lesson we're failing to learn from?
 

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