Sunday, April 23, 2006

So Long...Farewell

And what a lovely morning it is too! Mr Myers has resigned from the Irish Times and is off touting his wares with the Indo or the Daily IRISH Mail. Could Mr. Waters go next? Oh that would be too much good news in one week!

Seriously for a minute, its time for the IT to bring women back to the paper especially in terms of op-eds. We have lost Mary Holland, Nuala O’Faolain, Christina Murphy, Mary Cummins, Mary Maher and many others through retirement or death.  The days of  Donal’s babes were exciting times for women in journalism. And under a woman editor, there have been few new exciting voices brought to the paper (Roisin Ingle??)

What will Cruiskeen Eile do now? Exciting days for the lads @ Myerswatch.

20 Comments:

At 13:26, Anonymous EWI said...

And under a woman editor, there have been few new exciting voices brought to the paper (Roisin Ingle??)

I'm not sure that I can class articles obsessing on her weight/love life/new high-heels in the Living supplement as "exciting", but maybe that's my patriarchal testosterone-fuelled masculinity speaking, and the 'serious' mle bloggers deserve the recent spankings from certain wimmin bloggers for not linking to their latest self-obsessive pieces.

 
At 13:26, Anonymous EWI said...

(Before I get flamed, I don't refer to anyone on my blogroll! ;-)

 
At 13:49, Blogger Suzy said...

I should do my sarcasm more explicitly. I find Ms. Ingle far from exciting!

 
At 14:33, Anonymous Damien Mulley said...

Yeah turn on your sacrasm detector EWI, have you been in the States or something? :)

Anyone remember the Roisin Bungle blog? That was fun for the week it was up.

 
At 15:54, Blogger Auds said...

This seems to be the day of "who I want to replace myers" wishlists.
Richard wants to do the job himself (or some other young right-of-centre writer) and Suzy wants a woman.

I vote for a neo-con version of Roisin Bungle, with excerpts from those long Cruskeen Eile posts that I don't really understand and a yearly special on the price of rashers.

 
At 15:54, Blogger Copernicus said...

Mary Ellen Synon is probably available...

 
At 15:55, Blogger Auds said...

" 'serious' mle bloggers deserve the recent spankings from certain wimmin bloggers for not linking to their latest self-obsessive pieces. "

Tell more - that sounds interesting!

 
At 15:56, Blogger Copernicus said...

You don't understand our long posts, which are models of clarity and perspicacious of insight!?

Don't hesitate to ask for explanations. We are old and wise and know many things.

 
At 16:01, Blogger Auds said...

It's mainly just the plays I don't get.

I'm not very creative, being conservative and all ;-)

But I do like the pictures.

 
At 16:28, Blogger Copernicus said...

All you need to make sense of our little "jokes" is a copy of The Secret History of the IRA and access to the collected works of John Keegan and Richard "Dickie" Holmes, military historians extraordinaire.

 
At 18:49, Anonymous EWI said...

All you need to make sense of our little "jokes" is a copy of The Secret History of the IRA and access to the collected works of John Keegan and Richard "Dickie" Holmes, military historians extraordinaire.

Let's not forget such towering scribes writing on England's Glory as Kipling and Beevor, old boy.

 
At 18:53, Anonymous EWI said...

Ulster 1912

"Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of inquity and the act of violence is in their hands." -- Isaiah lix. 6.


The dark eleventh hour
Draws on and sees us sold
To every evil power
We fought against of old -
Rebellion, rapine, hate,
Oppression, wrong and greed
Are loosed to rule our fate
By England's art and deed.

The faith in which we stand,
The laws we made and guard,
Our honour, lives, and land
Are given for reward
To murder done by night
To treason taught by day,
To folly, sloth, and spite,
And we are thrust away.

The blood our fathers spilt,
Our love, our toils, our pains
Are counted us for guilt
And only bind our chains -
Before an Empire's eyes
The traitor claims his price.
What need of further lies?
We are the sacrifice.

We know the war prepared
On ever peaceful home
We know the hells prepared
For such as serve not Rome
The terror, threats, and bread
In market, hearth, and field -
We know, when all is said,
We perish if we yield.

Believe we dare not boast,
Believe we dare not fear:
We stand to pay the cost
In all that men hold dear.
What answer from the North?
One Law, One Land, One Throne!
If England drives us forth
We shall not fall alone.


- Rudyard Kipling


Stirs the blood, by Gum.

 
At 21:52, Anonymous EWI said...

Yeah turn on your sacrasm detector EWI, have you been in the States or something? :)

Sorry, I'm in a bit of an existential crisis after discovering how I fail Blogging Rule No. 13 (as laid down by the Prince of the Internets, fresh from his attempts to impose Coventry on people he doesn't like^H^H^H disreputable elements).

Auds - I realise that flagellation has historically been _quite_ the trendy thing in ultra-Catholicism, but I'm afraid I'll have to disappoint you on this occasion and say that I meant it figuratively, not literally ;-)

 
At 23:56, Blogger Suzy said...

so anyway....will Madam Editor be able to attract Myers to stay? Why is he leaving anyway?

 
At 01:09, Blogger Copernicus said...

Suzy,
It's Madam Editrix, garddammit!

EWI, were you by any chance in attendance at the Beevor lecture in the RCSI re his buke Berlin?

Man, did I love Stalingrad by the way.

 
At 15:07, Anonymous Sean R said...

Myers was one of two examples of that deeply conservative men's rights perspective that is basically arguing that if only women would get back to basics then men wouldn't have all these problems with their gender identities as good providers. Rather than challenging men's power and patriarchy, he constituted part of the vanguard of a rather recalcitrant, dated element of masculinity politics.

I await his replacement with anticipation, it will be a welcome change!

 
At 21:56, Anonymous EWI said...

Myers was one of two examples of that deeply conservative men's rights perspective that is basically arguing that if only women would get back to basics then men wouldn't have all these problems with their gender identities as good providers.

The poor newspaper's Steyn...?

 
At 22:01, Anonymous EWI said...

EWI, were you by any chance in attendance at the Beevor lecture in the RCSI re his buke Berlin?

? (Clearly I've missed it, whatever it was...)

Man, did I love Stalingrad by the way.

I understand that there's been some criticism that he was unprepared to dwell on Anglo-American atrocities against German civilians.

That aside, my favourite 'Beevor' is the classic Inside the British Army. Top stuff (though now badly out of date).

 
At 22:52, Anonymous Frank said...

Suzy,

I was glad to meet you at the picnic. I've finished putting names and faces to blogs after last Friday's meet-up in St Stephen's Green, helped by Richard's linking.

Hoping to see you posting more on IrishElection.com as time and inspiration allow you. As you know, I've stopped posting there since beginning work in the civil service. But new contributors are coming forward week by week, and I'm sure it will keep going and improving.

Hope to see you again over the summer. Mr and Mrs Antonio from Italy will be in Dublin towards the end of May and are keen to meet a few bloggers. Let me know if you are interested.

Frank

 
At 19:43, Anonymous Sinéad said...

Speaking of people going missing and saying farewell, any idea what's happened to Fiona?

 

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