High Noon For Hook: Lyons On Newstalk

High Noon For Hook: Lyons On Newstalk

Newstalk has damaged not just itself but all the many fine journalists who work there by failing to take on Hook’s reprehensible statements early on, writes Tom Lyons

In his biography Time Added On, George Hook remarks: “Decisiveness is a quality I envy in others.” Hook professes not to be able to make decisions himself. However he said his first producer, Garrett Harte, later editor-in-chief and a consultant to Newstalk, had this quality in spades.

Newstalk’s owner Denis O’Brien is another man not known for his indecision.

Yet decisiveness has been a quality sorely lacking in the last week as events...

Subscribe from just 1€

Exclusive offers

Choose the subscription that is right for you

Monthly Subscription


For the first month

€19.99 Monthly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Annual Subscription


For the first year

€199.99 annually thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Quarterly Subscription


For the first 90 days

€55.00 quarterly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

These offers are not available for current subscribers. Offers and pricing are subject to change without notice.

Terms & Conditions Apply

Please Subscribe or Log in to continue

Subscribe Login

Related Articles

More from The Business Post