An Admyerer Writes…


Kevin Myers

Now that he is available please bring Kevin Myers back “home” to The Irish Times. Some of your long-suffering readers need a counterbalance to the opinions of Fintan O’Toole, Una Mullally, etc.

John Kenny,
Monkstown Valley,
Co Dublin.



This morning.

Emma Barnett of BBC 5 Live interviews Kevin Myers about his sacking.

Controversy over Kevin Myers’ article (Irish Times letters page)

Previously: ‘I’m Sorry This Has Happened’

Thanks Judith


56 thoughts on “An Admyerer Writes…

  1. Nigel

    Clearly there needs to be someone there to balance out all the people who don’t hate women or think Jews are good with money.

    1. nowThatYouMentionIt

      There’s usually a few in the comments or even the occasional columnist round here, so maybe the powers that be can reach out?

      1. Nigel

        They could bring in his nicer, more personable brother, Michael Myers, who does odd jobs in a summer camp in the US.

        1. Pete Williams

          That’s Jason Voorhees. Michael Myers terrorised babysitters in the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois.

          1. Nigel

            NOOOOO I mean they job-shared haha next you’ll be telling me Leatherface wasn’t a janitor at a local high school.

  2. kid jensen

    I don’t like Myers but I can’t handle Mullaly either. the closing of the tribune was the making of her and Freyne.

  3. Harry Molloy

    I’m not a fan of O’Toole’s simplistic and predictable writing but don’t think Meyers is a counterbalance that anyone needs!

  4. Eamonn Clancy

    As another letter pointed out; no one ever was fired for assuming all Scotsmen are tight-fisted and the Irish are drunkards.

    1. implausible

      Just trying to cast my mind back to the time when those stereotypes led to systematic murder of Irish and Scotsmen.

    2. Nigel

      I’m going to put that down to The Protocols Of The Elders Of Shannon never being a thing.

  5. eric cartman

    I agree with him, Una Mullally, Louise O’Neil , theyre just the other side of the Myres coin, reactionaries who couldnt possibly believe the insane opinions they spew in print.

    1. Nigel

      If you ever doubted that misogyny exists in Ireland, this tosser just equated the views of O’Neil and Mulally with those of Myers.

      1. eric cartman

        They basically are though , The views those two share about men directly equate to a lot of what Myres writes about women. Its nothign but blind , ignorant hatred on both sides , fuelled by little more than anecdotes from their respective misandrist / misogynist echo chambers.

        1. Nigel

          No. They’re not. What a pampered protected little life you must lead for what they write to seem like blind ignorant hatred

          1. I'm "alright" Jack. Mad Jack is on annual leave.

            You’re a far more pampered twit for even engaging with this bottomhole

  6. Ben Redmond

    In much contemporary journalism the journalist becomes the story instead of reporting impartially on the story. There is more opinion than news in the newspapers. Lots of Irish newspaper readers are gluttons for Schadenfreude and are wallowing in the trough.

  7. Milo

    It just happened to be Myers’ turn. He has always written horrible things about minorities and bullies usually get found out eventually. So will the liberal bullies on here and in the MSM. Waters was the first scalp, they got a taste for the hate. Now they are gorging on Myers as the Jewish council looks on bemusedly. I bet they never thought they had so many friends. The Palestinians will be shocked! Hilarious that Dawkins, the champion of the secular libs was no platformed by the libs in the states… Only the beginning. The wheel always turns. The libtard haters will one day feel the scorn they pour on others. C’est la vie.

    1. Nigel

      ‘The libtard haters will one day feel the scorn they pour on others.’

      Just beautiful in it’s circular self-fulfilling self-justification.

        1. Nigel

          Yeah I wonder if there any examples of times when people who hate women and Jews and gays were in charge and what would they look like?

          1. Milo

            You know there are. Just look at history. They were plainly evil. They didn’t pretend to be nice cuddly caring people. They weren’t hiding in plain sight like todays judges and overseers. And they got what was coming to them, just like those who persecute in the name of moral superiority eventually do- Myers among them.

          2. Lord Snowflakee

            Which is the biggest dope in this thread, it’s hard to tell? The unreconstructed racist and xenophobe, almost paramilitary in his earnestness, or the unflinching idle dweeb who never fails to seize the bait.

    2. realPolithicks

      “The libtard haters will one day feel the scorn they pour on others.”

      Thanks, that gave me a good laugh….tell Rush I said hello.

    3. Twunt

      The funny thing is, Myers was often a defender of the Jewish people and pointed a light at the antisemitism that exists in Ireland. Liberals are a queer bunch, they only like their kind of liberalism.

  8. Boomskidaboom

    Forget Myers, can we not get Vogue Williams to do a weekly opinion piece. She did so well recommending the return of internment last time out.

  9. Lilly

    Ah he’s loving it. He hasn’t seen this much action in years. I thought (’til Sunday) he had retired or gone to the Mail.

  10. Lilly

    Okay, I listened to the BBC 5 Live interview and I have an admission to make: I feel a bit sorry for the guy. Emma Barnett was a sarky wagon. Why invite him on if you’re not willing to keep your mind just the teensiest bit open.

    I remember when reading The Hare With the Amber Eyes having exactly that thought – that Jewish people are more accomplished than average. It’s just a perception; does that make me an anti-Semite? I don’t think so.

    1. Jimmey Russell

      the idea that an ethnic group would look out for their own is dangerously racist, myers is literally the most evil man in ireland how can you feel sorry for him? what’s your name and where do you work please?

    2. Yep

      Focus on education, an emphasis on nepotism and a religious doctrine that is malleable enough to be useful in any stage of life…I wish I was Jewish…

  11. Sheik Yahbouti

    Enough already. Be honest, who is not bored by Colonel Blimp and his travails at this stage? Give it a rest.

  12. Spaghetti Hoop

    Worming his way back through Irish media interviews….cos no-one will buy his books……

  13. Teresa

    Who needs Myers when we got some of the biggest armchair know-alls right here on Broadsheet.

  14. Niamh

    He is a rude and juvenile man who was once – seriously – a credible journalist. But he became so bro-flakily, as it were, uncomfortable with the shift in power that has happened in Ireland over the last twenty years (making women, for instance, far more publically influential than before), that instead of opening his mind, he retreated into a sub-Jeremy Clarkson state of bilious sniggering. Comparably macho journalists – AA Gil, for example – were able to balance their alpha male credentials with a degree of intelligence and compassion that meant, even when they were being stridently bone-headed, you still felt a fondness for them. Not Myers. He should have followed the example of his hero, Conor Cruise O’Brien, more maturely – the Cruiser was, latterly, a reactionary and arrogant figure, but also a witty and warm one whose opinions, even if you disagreed with them, were at least borne out by thoughtful discussion and character.

    I’m not a Myers fan, but hearing him flailing about in his attempt to explain himself on air really is quite sad. He should, at this point in his life, know better. Instead, he’s let his own insecurities (mostly about his masculinity) turn him into a smart-arsed bully who likes to use ‘clever’ asides to insult people, but has finally insulted the wrong people. He’s not an anti-Semite. He’s a self-serving old crank with too many yes-men and yes-women in his immediate vicinity, and he’s wrecked his own career through foolish hubris and, ultimately, misogyny. His sarky, smarmy reference to being ‘tragically unacquainted’ with Feltz and Winkleman’s work, right before the Jewish-money bit, says it all. Both women, more influential and better-paid than him, higher up in the ST, also, in Winkleman’s case, have indirectly ruined him. He’s acquainted with the Silly Lady Journalists now alright.

    Fintan O’Toole though: cannot even. Mister Middle-Class Earnestness. People forget he laid into Edna O’Brien at one point too: he’s a c*ck, not an ‘ally’.

    1. Lord Snowflakee

      Excellent analysis

      I love the thoughtful ones.

      I sussed out Myers years ago when he was a regular on George Hook’s show and I sussed out the latter too when he used to have the likes of Tom McGurk on. At first I used to dismiss them as ould lads that no one listened to or took seriously but now I realise their insidious threat. These mainstreamy lads are the real enemy.

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