Cowengate follow-on: a question, and more pictures at the exhibitions

Emerson, Lake and Palmer performing their 1971 album version of Pictures at an Exhibition

The Cowengate controversy certainly caught the imagination this week; and, by way of update to my earlier posts on the topic, I’ve collected some more links about the affair below. Perusing the coverage in print, broadcast, and online, a question has repeatedly occurred to me: for all that there was online outrage, how much of it was reflected in the print or broadcast media? My impression is that whilst online commentary reflected and often relied upon the print or broadcast media, there was (by and large) very little traffic the other way. Is this a fair assessment? Answers, please, in the comments below.

[The remainder of the post is another compendium of links relating to the Cowengate controversy].

A A Doubtful Egg | A Word To The Wise … The Jackanory | Abigail Reilly | AF Picture | Alexia Golez | All Smoke and Mirrors here and here | Amynomad | Art blog by Bob’s post is now also here | ArtOsphere | As if I know what I’m talking about | Autonomous Astronaut

B BBC | Bifsniff | blah … blah … | Best of Both Worlds | Blog with a silly name | Bock the robber

C Cafe press | Caricatures Ireland | Catholic Ireland | CBC news | C’est la Craic | Clockwork Chartophylax | CloudSteph | Comment is free (Guardian) | Counago and Spaves here and here | Coxsoft Art News | Cuffe Street

D Daragh Lally | Down with my life | Dublin Opinion

E Eamonn Fitzgerald’s Rainy Day | Edward Winkleman | Eidetic Opacity | Elf in Amsterdam | Emily Tully | European in Ireland

F facebook group: Leave Conor Casby Alone! | Famewatcher | Fin O’Reilly | Foolish Interruption | Free Speech Blog (Index on Censorship) | Foolocracy | From Bath to Cork with Baby Grace

G Geoglyph’s Ramblings and and here | Global Post | Grow Up


I Indymedia | Irish election (May 07) | Irish Examiner | Irish Independent http://“>here, here, here and here | Irish street art | Irish Studies Review blog | Irish Times here and here

J Jackaheart’s Blog | johnkeyes on igopeople/


L Le Craic | Lenny’s logbook | Lowly journo | Lying for a living

M Magazine articles that drew my attention | Maman Poulet here, here and here | Mark Humphries | Marking Time | Matt Cooper | Maxi Cane | McGarr Solicitors | Memex 1.1 | Michael Barry | Mick Fealty | Most Sincerely Folks | My pink half of the drainpipe here and here

N Niall O’Loughlin here (and see also Sep 08) | No Ordinary Fool | Nothing to do with Arbroath | NPR

P Paul M Watson | Penguin forum | People’s Republic of Cork forum | Politics in Ireland

S Salon des Libertés | San Francisco Chronicle | Scotland on Sunday | Sentence First* | Slow Set | Slugger O’Toole here, here, here and here | Soft Irish Rain | St8ment – Urban art | Status Ireland | Stephen Kinsella | Stephen Spillane | | Sunday Independent here, here, here and here | Sunday Times Online here, here, here, and here | Sunday Tribune here, here, here, , here, here, here and here

T Teeshock | Teknovis here and here | The Autonomous Astronaut | The Blog Pound | The Hoff – Seamas Whelehan here and here | The Irish Chronical here and here (and, implicitly, here) | The Other Fellow | The Poor Mouth here, here, here and here | The Unemployed Blog here and here | Theresa Ryan | Tiny Panet | Town full of losers | TV3 | 200 words

U Up the Deise (forum)

W Whopper’s Bunker | “Why, that’s delightful!” with Graham Lenihan | Will Knott | Wikipedia here and here (but as yet neither here nor anseo) | Worth doing badly

PS I wonder what Guido or Ian Dale – let alone Political Betting – would have made of Cowengate if it had happened in the UK?

* In my view (against some tough opposition, in bold in this post and the earlier link-fest) Sentence First’s post Saints, censors and satire is the best piece I’ve come across about this whole silly saga.