From top: Carol Hunt and Dr Julien Mercille
Further to Independent Alliance seanad candidate Carol Hunt’s article on ‘defending Western values’ and challenging ‘those who do not unambiguously oppose Islamist terrorism’ in last weekend’s Sunday Independent, Dr Julien Mercille’s piece on Islamaphobia and the media in these quarters on Tuesday, and the subsequent tweet-off…
Sat @ 9: In tackling Islamic Terrorism, should we challenge Muslims to condemn the violence w/o “whataboutery”? Or is that “Islamaphobic”?
— Talking Point (@TalkingPointNT) March 31, 2016
Your guests: @carolmhunt @JulienMercille Declan Power and Roja Fazaeli
— Talking Point (@TalkingPointNT) March 31, 2016
Tomorrow. At 9am. On Newstalk’s Talking Point with Sarah Carey.
Thanks John Gallen
So apt, that ‘tweet-off’ was cringe in the extreme. Twitter is suited to those types.
Mercille is a magnet for you. You have a go at him no matter what he writes about.
I think that is the point Tish. He writes on many topics and sees it all through the same Lens. Not a jot of objectivity in the majority of his pieces. Personally I’m still unsure why he is everywhere nowadays.
He is an absolute thick. The Village took the complete P out of him and I have to congratulate them for being completely on the ball .
Do ya have a link or anything, by chance? I’d love to give it a peruse.
I don’t ” blame all Muslims ” and never have and never will. Nor do I, Mr Galen, blame all zionists.
Priceless. So ms touhy is allowed call him up for being nothing more than a handsome piece of fluff but say the same about an equally inept woman and shots would be fired . Granted, she is completely right but where is the equality Broadsheet?
How about we blame the people who planted the bombs AND the ‘evidence’ that points to culpability of Muslims… you know, the people who drop passports to be be found by gullible authorities and allow the media to blame Muslims within seconds of an explosion happening…
Cause there’s no reason to think that 9/11, 7/7, Madrid (3/11), Mumbai (7/11) happened any differently from that which was presented to us… no reason at all… [sarcasm].
Yeah, let’s have a twitter off and completely miss the point.
not surprised that broadsheet is so anti everything given that bodger is revealing his interest in conspiracy theories
I wrote the above to demonstrate that I am indeed a conspiracy-paranoid nut.
I also hate women, gays, everyone non-white and Mick Flavin.
My name is rory and I wrote this.
That’s such an intellectually powerful put down Harry..
Congratulations. Really. A devastating critique.
I’m going to climb into my MSM reality hole now where governments
never ever lie about anything and impossible things happy all the time.
Sometimes in my reality hole I believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast..
governments lie all the time, because they’re people. normal Joes. you’re stupid.
So your name is M alice??
A conspiracy is just an agreement by two or more people to commit an illegal or subversive act. If you think that doesn’t happens.. you’re very naive.
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident
The American commitment to the war against Vietnam, which killed over 50,000 U.S. military personnel, and probably over 2 million Vietnamese civilians, was cemented by an incident that appears to involve more fiction than fact.
In the Gulf of Tonkin incident, North Vietnamese torpedo boats supposedly attacked the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin, off Vietnam, in a pair of assaults on August 2 and 4 of 1964. It was the basis for the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which committed major American forces to the war in Vietnam. The resolution passed the House of Representatives unanimously, and passed in the Senate with only two dissenting votes.
In retrospect it is clear that the alleged attack was little more than a transparent pretext for war, delivered in a one-two punch. First, media descriptions of the August 2nd attack as an “unprovoked attack” against a U.S. destroyer on “routine patrol” hid the fact that the Maddox was providing support for South Vietnamese military operations against the North. Second, the alleged August 4th attack appears to be a fabrication, official accounts attributing the “error” to confusion.
quite a stretch between that and a country bombing or shooting its own civilians. or knocking down the twin towers ffs. it would mean the entire political establishment would be willing to kill its own constituents so it could have a fight elsewhere. have a little perspective
Yawn. I quote long blocks of text to show how much research I do even when they have little or nothing to do with the subject under discussion.
Have a little perspective, Harry says.
Jesus H Christ.
Governments are people. Normal Joes. You’re stupid.
Wow. Way to make me speechless. And contradict yourself.
You’re a towel.
lol, you’re pure thick, too thick to talk too. I suppose the world does seem less boring your way though. you add your own yeast, like life of pi :-)
Yeah, I’m too thick to talk too.
The irony of those uninformed z list politics nobodies facing off at an ungodly hour on Saturday morning on some lickspittle corporate shill’s show that no one listens to is lost on no-one
oh jaaaaazus.. Mmmmmmmmercille is looking rather spiffy there..
What ever about young Mercille, I have long disagreed with and often been annoyed by Ms C. Hunt’s output. I wish her no success at all in her campaign for access to the trough.