Wednesday, 11 January 2012


In my continuing losing battle for journalists to get basic facts right, today's offender is Simon Cunningham of the Irish News:  In a curious article based on a Tom Ekin letter about handshaking etiquette Cunningham claims:

"When Ian Paisley shook hands with Mary McAleese in 2007 it was seen as a defining moment in the peace process."

The famous political handshake of 2007 was surely between Bertie Ahern and Ian Paisley?

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