“When I joined the Irish Independent in 1973, having worked five years on the ‘Sunday Independent’ both papers had clear editorial principles largely set by two good editors and an outstanding chief executive, now forgotten, Bartle Pitcher.
We, the journalists working for them, knew where we were going and what the papers stood for, including conservative Catholic beliefs, now understandably modified, the interest of wealth and productivity together with a still widespread support of honesty and integrity in public life.
All of those things should be and will be restored.”
Bruce Arnold, above, in a column defending Denis O’Brien and attacking the publishing career of Vincent Browne in today’s Irish Independent. (unavailable online).
Previously: Et Tu, Bruce?