On the need for journalistic effort and caution

Not to try and outdo Mark Devenport whilst he’s in philosophical mode, but since he starts with a quote I’ll blog him one better on the requisite caution re numerous accusations against Sinn Fein and the IRA. This one’s from Francis Bacon: “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties”.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty