OVER the next few days, the media spotlight here will likely be focused on events in America. As the McCartney sisters prepare to meet President Bush, Gerry Adams is also packing his bags for the States. With US opinion outraged by the McCartney murder, Adams is probably in for a tough time. It will be interesting to see how a US audience reacts to Adams, as they adjust to seeing Sinn Fein attacked, rather than praised, in their media. Is damage limitation already under way, as Anne McCabe might suggest? Will it be presented as a media battle between the family and the politician? We’ll soon find out.
ADDS: It looks like the circus has just started.