Ian Paisley and a born again media

I’ve only met Ian Paisley face to face the once. That occasion was memorable partly for the moment I turned my back to walk away, when gave his distinctly unwhispered advice to a colleague, that he should never trust the press because however pleasant they are to your face, there’s always a sting in the tail.

A noteable change in the last year has been the press’s attitude towards him and his party. Last night Chris Thornton talked about a born again Paisley, but he could also be talking about markedly more respectful media establishment, now the big man finally has power of real constitutional moment.

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