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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2017, 01:22:06 PM »
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I wonder....

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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2017, 11:48:29 PM »
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Common knowledge at this stage I would have thought.

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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2017, 12:28:52 AM »
Now only waiting on someone to knock Roy Curtis of his perch!

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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2017, 07:34:34 AM »
Unfortunately, whilst Humphries is without doubt a talented and entertaining writer his stock has gone somewhat in my opinion for a couple of reasons.  Firstly, his book "Laptop Dancing and the Nanny Goat Mambo" was so strewn with basic factual errors that the amount of research done must be questioned.  Secondly, on the eve of the 2003 All-Ireland final he did a disgracefully sanitised full page article the history of the Ballygawley / Glencull split.  The article suggesting that the disagreement was a mere misunderstanding and that resolving the split was the easiet thing ever.  A good journalist would have the balls to write honestly about the story, not to appease the big names being written about.

Howeevr, he is spot on iwth Micheal Grennan.
What were the factual errors ss? I read the book years ago and at the time I really enjoyed it.

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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2017, 09:48:08 AM »
Read it too, I thought it was excellent.

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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2017, 09:50:59 AM »

I wonder....
No need to wonder dinny


Common knowledge at this stage I would have thought.


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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2017, 09:58:46 AM »
I thought I was being facetious.

Hopefully this sc**bag gets a long time. Kimmage hammered the disgusting George Gibney and rightly so, I now want to see these same journalists hammer one of their own. Needless to say the usual omerta from his former colleagues will follow though.
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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2017, 10:06:21 AM »
I'd say the fact that the case was still open would have stopped them writing about it. I would think there would be a load of non Irish Times writers champing at the bit to get their spake in. And probably even the IT itself will give it a good going over.

Apart from the horrible facts of the case, the metaphorical fall of one so successful and respected will always fill newspapers. Expect full supplements on it when the sentencing is over and done with.


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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2017, 10:14:28 AM »
I'd say the fact that the case was still open would have stopped them writing about it. I would think there would be a load of non Irish Times writers champing at the bit to get their spake in. And probably even the IT itself will give it a good going over.

Apart from the horrible facts of the case, the metaphorical fall of one so successful and respected will always fill newspapers. Expect full supplements on it when the sentencing is over and done with.


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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2017, 10:15:49 AM »
I'd say the fact that the case was still open would have stopped them writing about it. I would think there would be a load of non Irish Times writers champing at the bit to get their spake in. And probably even the IT itself will give it a good going over.

Apart from the horrible facts of the case, the metaphorical fall of one so successful and respected will always fill newspapers. Expect full supplements on it when the sentencing is over and done with.

I hope you are right.
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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2017, 10:29:28 AM »
I'd say the fact that the case was still open would have stopped them writing about it. I would think there would be a load of non Irish Times writers champing at the bit to get their spake in. And probably even the IT itself will give it a good going over.

Apart from the horrible facts of the case, the metaphorical fall of one so successful and respected will always fill newspapers. Expect full supplements on it when the sentencing is over and done with.

His writing wasn't even that good to begin with.

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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2017, 11:11:22 AM »
I see Irish Mirror published his name and picture.

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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #57 on: March 08, 2017, 11:24:55 AM »
Don't worry, lots of journalists will get stuck in. Even before any of this broke, there would have been sections of the journalist community who wouldn't have liked him.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2017, 12:02:05 PM by Bord na Mona man »

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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #58 on: March 08, 2017, 11:37:07 AM »
That sc**bag Roman Polanski is still feted in the world of the 'arts' for the films he's made.
It's easy to condemn someone who you already didn't like, or knew nothing about.
There's often plenty of forgiveness for perpetrators of crime who have a talent, or were previously well thought of, as we know all too well in this country.
Like everyone else here, I'll be very interested in the response from this individual's journalistic peers, when the time comes.
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Re: Tom Humphries
« Reply #59 on: March 08, 2017, 11:59:58 AM »
I'd say the fact that the case was still open would have stopped them writing about it. I would think there would be a load of non Irish Times writers champing at the bit to get their spake in. And probably even the IT itself will give it a good going over.

Apart from the horrible facts of the case, the metaphorical fall of one so successful and respected will always fill newspapers. Expect full supplements on it when the sentencing is over and done with.
It has all the ingredients of a Greek tragedy or something by Shakespeare. The randomness of the phone. The reputation. The fall.  The wife.
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