Hell hath no fury like imperialists scorned

Jude Collins has been following the reaction of some in the media to Ken Loach’s award-winning film, The Wind that shakes the barley. He points to a number of films which glorified violence, following a simple narrative, which did not arouse similarly hysterical reactions in the British media due to the fact that, in those films, the good guys were an altogether different sort of chaps.
Meanwhile, the differing takes on the story by the British tabloids and their offspring Irish editions has been revealing. The Sunday World today (no internet version available) carries quotes from the Irish and British ‘Sun’ newspapers, whilst this link shows how the Irish Daily Mail decided to provide a counter-balancing nationalist platform to Ruth Dudley Edwards, which was notably omitted from its mother paper.

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