Irish in America

In the American television networks, there is now such political correctness surrounding blacks, Jews, Hispanics and Italians, that programme makers shy away from portraying any of these groups in a negative way: instead they use the Irish.

30th August, 2008

In the American television networks, there is now such political correctness surrounding blacks, Jews, Hispanics and Italians, that programme makers shy away from portraying any of these groups in a negative way: instead they use the Irish.

Almost every week in the police dramas, the bad guy is either Irish or Irish-American. In American programmes and films in general, the Irish are vilified, and Ireland demeaned.

There is never a positive image. We never see...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago