He has deep seated emotional problems, to be fair to him. The fact that the Sunday Independent still publishes his barely coherent rants says much about them.I've been waiting for him to announce his support for Brexit and his personal admiration for Jacob Rees-Mogg for some time now. Unless he's already had the tongue unfurled and no one noticed.
iv) Mehole good, Leo/Simon bad. How dare they look after the national interest, if the DUP disagree its sectarian of us.He has deep seated emotional problems, to be fair to him. The fact that the Sunday Independent still publishes his barely coherent rants says much about them.
He obsessively seeks validation and recognition, and thunders with rage when he feels that his central role is being ignored, much like any narcissist. In any Harris column, the following three elements are guarenteed:
i) a reference to a feature of Aristotle's philosophy (usually taken out of context, or twisted to suit his own ends)
ii) a rant about how he recognized a particular fact/idea/tendency 25 years before everyone else
iii) the IRA
Gay Byrne was certainly an enemy of the Catholic people of Northern Ireland.Harris and Gay did have similar views regarding the northern cconflict.
That thought struck me. Is he a journalist? I'm sure he sees himself as a polemecist as opposed to the cliche ridden hack the rest seem him as.It has been quite some time in my opinion since Harris was hired for journalism. He's been a commentator or op-d writer for so long he's actually just advertising his irrelevance.
Harris was a member of Sinn Fein and and a Marxist. Wanted to turn SF/Workers party into a communist party and described himself as a Stalinist. Apparently they used to call him "the thin blue flame". Seem to have been as good at nicknames as Harris is at "journalism".
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The caller probably threatened to read ; Harris’s column to the Independent’s staff . Which was both cruel and unusual . No way Staff would be able to handle that ."Security staff at Independent newspapers said the caller had asked to speak to Mr Harris but made the threat when the writer was unavailable. "
Likely because Harris was making the call himself
The tributes to Niall Toibin, like those to Gay Byrne, neglected the aspect of their character I admired most: their courage, contempt for naff nationalism, and generally good politics.
Good politics was at the core of the RTE scripts I wrote for Toibin: The Testimony of James Connolly (1968) and the satirical series If the Cap Fits (1973) and Time Now Mr T (1977).
Naturally, nobody in RTE called me to share my memories of him last week - airbrushing awkward critics being part of Montrose's peculiar notion of public service broadcasting.
The dead are easy to recruit to any cause. Harris should be prohibited from writing about them.His latest offering is standard Harris. Even when writing an obituary, he can't refrain from attacking Nationalism or engaging in self-praise and, simultaneously, cloying self-pity from the very first paragraph:
MARY Harney says hard things. This might seem risky in a society where politicians say soft things. In fact, it is the secret of her success. Irish people put a premium on moral courage simply because it is such a scarce commodity in this country.
They told you George Bush would go mad instead he showed cool and cleverness in putting together a complex coalition of fighting forces. They told you that bombing would not work, but it broke the Taliban, just as it broke Slobodan Milosevic. They told you the Taliban would fight to the finish, but beating women turned out to be poor training for bearing up under B52 bombers.