An excellent post here by Suzy Byrne, on last week’s coverage of an alleged paedophile ring. I wasn’t really paying much attention to the news for the past few days, so consequently took the story at more or less face value, insofar as I thought of it at all.
Those of you who watched this Daily Show clip linked from my last post may have noticed Fox's Geraldo Rivera (he of Al Capones's Vault/Huge Mustache/Complete Dickhead fame) as good as accuse someone of Anna Nicole Smith's murder, advising him to "lawyer up". It'd be nice to think "oh don't worry, it's just Geraldo, and on Fox News to boot".
In October of this year, after a number of news stories on shootings had been rolled around in the public discourse, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Michael McDowell decided that he'd better look busy. So he made a speech.