How is it that people like;
John McBlain etc, etc, etc, can lampoon people all day long, yet they do not feel under threat from attack, or feel they are not welcome in any part of Belfast or N.Ireland?
They key to it is simple. These people do not hide their identities when they lampoon people, as a consequence the public consciously and sub-consciously discern that there is no sinister or malicious intent in what they are doing. They are merely trying to entertain or enlighten or possibly trying to make people think.
I will guarantee you any one of the people I have given in the list above, say Jake O`Kane for instance, could lampoon Jamie Bryson or Willie Frazer all day long and Bryson or Frazer would not be offended in any way.
They would probably find the whole thing amusing.
So, the question is, how did these other “wannabe satirists” manage to get the whole thing so wrong????
Here is an example, Uncle Andy, Big Mervyn and Red Hand Luke can use the words “Fenian” and “Teague” etc, etc, and no one gets upset!
I guess some people just have the knack of doing it and others don`t!
Ecc 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;