|Kevin Myers speaking to Seán O'Rourke on RTE radio yesterday|
By many accounts from across the political spectrum — including that of my great friend Anthony McIntyre —Kevin Myers is decent and friendly in real life. I am willing to accept that this is true.
The problem with Kevin Myers as a journalist, though, is not that he has, by his own admission, "a weakness for facile terminology." Rather, the problem is that his style of argument is making casual inferences from isolated observations and intuitions to utterly glib, unfounded conclusions, many of which are indistinguishable from sneering fascist bigotry. Myers’s recent column was not an aberration. Pseudo-intellectual shock-mongering has been his modus operandi for decades.