She states that she changed her view on the British broadcast ban because of the interviews she has seen so far in the republic. Her second reason against dropping the ban in the UK, that Adams was too professional for the journalists, is slightly absurd. If journalists are to stop interviewing people because they are too professional for them it does not hold out much hope for either journalism or liberty in the long run.
At another level, she stresses the need for order before a citizen can have the luxury of liberty. It is now just two weeks since the broadcast ban lapsed here in Ireland and there is no evidence yet of chaos or any distinct upsurge in support for either Sinn Fein or the IRA. I think the people of Britain and Ireland are clever enough not to believe everything they hear or see on the radio and television.
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