Sinn Fein has pompously demanded that CNN refer to Gerry Adams by 'his proper title' after the American news network called him 'a former IRA paramilitary commander'. Cue guffaws of laughter all round. So what might have caused this unusual lapse in Sinn Fein's media judgment? Last May, CNN screened a documentary on the Boston College tapes dispute by its international correspondent Nic Robertson, which repeated IRA commander Brendan Hughes's allegation that Mr Adams 'had control' over the murder of disappeared mother-of-10 Jean McConville. Mr Adams refused to be interviewed for the programme.
Sinn Fein must not be allowed to forget the bloody history which they used to report and eulogise in their 'War News' column in Republican News. 'War News' has gone but Sinn Fein still eulogise those who perpetrated murder and mayhem during the republican terrorist campaign.