The ‘Monstrously Stupid’ PSNI

The Broken Elbow

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Damning a Peacemaker

The otherwordly quality of the PSNI’s new “investigation” into Winston “Winkie” Rea is captured neatly this week in a sentence from this RTE story: “An international request for the tapes said police have information that Rea was a member of the Red Hand Commando whose interviews would assist investigations into…

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Irish News Refuses To Publish Letter Exposing Another Allison Morris Blooper

The Broken Elbow

Regular readers of this blog will know that The Irish News reporter Allison Morris has figured more than once in these columns and usually not in the most flattering light. That had been because of her dishonest approach to the story of the Boston College oral history archive subpoenas, about which you can read here and here.

With the latest PSNI subpoena served on former Loyalist paramilitary Winston ‘Winky’ Rea, Allison was at it again in last Saturday’ Irish News with a story that was plucked either from the air or from a rather disagreeable part of her anatomy.

I reproduce the offending articles below but in summary Allison claimed that in his interviews with Boston College, ‘Winky’ had spilled the beans about the killing of renegade Loyalist Frankie Curry and because the murder happened after the Good Friday Agreement he would be liable for a lengthy prison term.

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