It’s beginning to grip the Irish blogosphere, and throws up some serious new talent: Three Monkeys believes its all overblown; Balrog says McDowell must go; Dossing Times notes hypocritical contradictions in McDowell’s detractors; Mamam Poulet sees the Minister’s behaviour as treading on the rights of citizens to ask questions of government; Sarah is hopping mad with the Minister; Fiona believes it cuts both ways; and Gavin has transcribed a radio interview that might prove worthy of return in future. This Columbia Three story is not one that’s been told straight at any point in the past. The Minister has serious questions to answer. But he is not the only one.
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