Monday, March 13, 2006

Vincent on the road to Damascus?

In this week’s opinion piece in the Sunday Business Post titled “Let us forgive those who trespass against us”, Vincent Browne sought to strike a balance in the debate, mainly driven by the media, of the cases of disgraced judge Brian Curtin and obstetrician Michael Neary.

Vincent posed the following question: “Why is it not allowable to acknowledge that, in spite of the wrongs persons have perpetrated, they may also have done good in their lives otherwise?”

In response one might reasonably ask Vincent who he thinks this question should be addressed to and does he ever review his own output?

Using his multiple media outlets (The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, Village Magazine, Tonight with VB on RTE radio 1 etc.) Vincent is himself a one man demonising machine, vilifying and castigating those who he disapproves of, disagrees with or simply are available to alleviate his boredom or his need to indulge in a little bear-baiting to keep himself and his listeners/readers awake.

A few mirrors around the house might not go amiss when Vincent is looking for culprits in his tale of forgiveness foregone.

Footnote: Published as a letter in the Sunday Business Post and in Vincent Browne's own Village Magazine, to give him his due.

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