The famous Irish writer and journalist Kevin Myers gave last Friday interview with local radio station, RTE Radio One, during which he admitted he made a mistake by publishing an anti-Semitic article, and deserves to be dismissed.
Recall that on 31 July, the British newspaper the Sunday Times has stopped cooperation with a columnist Myers in connection with his note in which he suggested that Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Felz, leading the BBC receive high salaries solely because they are Jewish
He, however, stressed that it is not an anti-Semite: «It was stupidity on my part to combine several important issues in one sentence. I’m inclined, unfortunately, to describe complex problems in simple words» – Myers says own scandalous article published July 30 in the newspaper the Sunday Times, in which he called Jews «skilled traders».
Myers also said that «he’s trouble,» takes responsibility for this dismissal, profoundly regrets and expresses its respect for the Jewish religion.
We are talking about the column under the heading «Excuse me, girls — equal pay must be earned», in which Myers writes that the vast majority of the leading members of the BBC – men, however, the highest paid employee of the newspaper are Jewish, and that their nationality was the reason for such earnings.
Column published in the Irish edition of the newspaper and posted on the newspaper’s website, has caused indignation of the British fighters against anti-Semitism.
Vanessa Felz responded to this scandal, saying in an interview with London radio BBC that the Myers article «reflects all the nasty stereotypes about Jews», and also expressing surprise that the openly racist material was published by this distinguished publication.
Frank Fitzgibbon, editor of The Sunday Times Ireland, recognizes that the material contains statements that offend a large number of people, and says that more would never publish articles Myers, the newspaper the Independent.