John Cooney became Religious Affairs correspondent for the Irish Independent in 2004. Five years earlier he had published allegations that Archbishop McQuaid had been a paedophile - allegations that were rejected by every Irish historian and almost every Irish journalist including those who disliked the Archbishop. I recall one reviewer who REGRETTED that Cooney's claims were so baseless that they might create sympathy for John Charles. So what was the reaction when Cooney became Religious Affairs correspondent? Why complete and utter silence. Our courageous investigative journalists did not attempt to JUSTIFY the appointment; they said nothing at all. Indeed "Evil prevails while good people stand by and do nothing" (although we might perhaps omit the word "good" in this case).Anyone could become a megalomaniac if they are treated as a god and allowed rule over a whole nation without a mandate.
They are also known as dictators.
Evil prevails while good people stand by and do nothing.