The tyranny of the com­ments sec­tion

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM -

“Thein­ter­netisa won­der­ful­tool, but it­meansthat­peo­ple­make their mind­supveryquickly about­the truth.Andthen­they­moveon,and that’sthat.

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