(Updated version here on IrishCentral.com)
Having wanted to see him speak for some time, you can imagine my delight when I learned John Pilger was coming to Dublin on Wednesday 25 October 2017. Finally I could see and possibly talk to the man who brings the world such trustworthy information.
Unsurprisingly the Edmund Burke Theatre in Trinity College Dublin was packed to see this saviour of a trustworthy media. Although at this stage in my career I should know better than to have heroes.
Chaired by Dennis Halliday, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, it was to take the form of a conversation between Halliday and Pilger. Unfortunately the talk was something of a let down.