23 October 2012
Ed Moloney outs himself and his 'Get Adams' agenda
Moloney unthinkingly reveals that getting Adams was indeed part of his sham history project
IN a press statement on 14 September that coincided with the submission of his affidavit to a Belfast court, Ed Moloney (pictured right) outlined his view of his Belfast Project debacle (“summarising the essential facts”) and then states that what he has just written proves that he was not out to ‘Get Gerry Adams’.
“Incidentally, all this nails the lie that the Belfast Project was established to 'Get Gerry Adams' as people like Niall O’Dowd and Danny Morrison have alleged. As this episode demonstrates, no interviewees were ever put under pressure to implicate him or anyone else in IRA activity.”
But writing on his blog between 18 and 22 October, Moloney – in an exchange with Walter Ellis, formerly a feature writer for the right-wing Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph – unthinkingly reveals that getting Adams was indeed part of his sham history project.
Here’s the exchange between Moloney and Ellis:
MOLONEY: Ah Walter! I had thought you dead and gone. Never a losing cause, just keeping my promise to people. If I do have an obsession it is with outing liars, which is why I write about Lance Armstrong! There is another outrageous liar with whom we are both familiar, me perhaps more than you. Wears a beard and used to puff on a pipe a lot. Write about him too. Suspect he may be heading for an Armstrong-like denouement as well.
WALT ELLIS: I’m not dead yet. It just feels that way. I hope you’re not suggesting that a certain one-time barkeep, for whom power was the ultimate performance-enhancing drug, will one day soon be stripped of his many titles.
MOLONEY: a former barkeep with a power complex? Who could you possibly be talking about?
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