Breen case: Idle politics has led to targeting of ‘dissident journalists’

Xena Breena Warrior Princess

Plenty has already been said about the precise nature of Suzanne Breen’s court victory over the PSNI. But as I noted here on the When Slugger Cowpes site yesterday, it is a highly conditional one. A view also taken by Will Crawley and Roy Greenslade. However over on Comment is Free, I have tried to lay out some of the political context for this situation, with an Executive that’s becoming increasing dysfunctional with each that passes, and in that vacuum it’s main protagonists both feeling what they had conceived of as the cold hand of the past pressing on their shoulders…

Cartoon by John Kennedy

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