Episode 993: Humphries Convicted Of Child Sex Offences, US Murph On The World Series
Tom Humphries, the former Irish Times sports journalist, was today jailed for 2 and a half years for child sex offences. Órla Ryan of TheJournal.ie was in court and we get a brief description from her of the proceedings today.
Rarely shocked, but I am by the leniency of the Tom Humphries sentence considering what crimes he committed against a child.
— Matt Cooper (@cooper_m) October 24, 2017
We discuss the nature of character references, the damage done to David Walsh and Donal Óg Cusack’s standing in light of their letters of support regarding Humphries, and the damage letters like that do to the victim.
In statement via @PA , @DavidWalshST, who wrote court reference for Tom Humphries, “unequivocally condemns” his friend’s “terrible wrong”. pic.twitter.com/uIYDcHDN1b
— David Young (@DavidYoungPA) October 24, 2017
— Dónal Óg Cusack (@DonalOgC) October 14, 2017
The World Series starts tonight, and we set the scene with US Murph – his hatred for the LA Dodgers, and the tiny little fella who is the Houston Astros’ best player.
.@JoseAltuve27 getting the home crowd HYPED. #Game7 pic.twitter.com/vza0bJzJmV
— MLB (@MLB) October 22, 2017
Plus there’s the return of Administrator of the Week, our have-a-go travel writer heroes, and the most humiliating play in baseball history.
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Ken is joined in studio by one of Ireland’s greatest novelists, Colm Tóibín, for the latest political podcast ???https://t.co/eF2vMjFrwR pic.twitter.com/N50TcOM1o7
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