Leaking of Water Charge Protest video to Irish Independent poses serious questions – who leaked it & to whom?
Paul Murphy TD for the Anti-Austerity Alliance has responded to the leaking of a video to the Irish Independent and said that it posed questions as to who leaked it and to whom it was leaked:
Socialist Party TD, Ruth Coppinger’s assertion that Independent Newspapers champion austerity, has drawn squawks of indignation from the media. In an attempt to rebuke this, Brendan O’Connor (presumably with a straight face) claimed: “[The Irish Independent] has campaigned hugely against austerity for the last six years”.
Another Sunday morning and yet again we see the mainstream media giving a massive plug for the Reform…
Paul Williams in the Irish Independent has been playing defence for the Gardai and in particular Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, since the GSOC bugging scandal broke. The Irish Independent has published article after article designed to deflect attention from the bugging of GSOC and to put pressure on the GSOC Chairman, Simon O’Brien. This transparent attempt to shield the Gardai from scrutiny reached laughable proportions this morning with the story on the front page of the Irish Independent by Paul Williams.
The history of Independent Newspapers has been a long an inglorious one of vilifying and slandering the left and workers movement both in Ireland and further afield.