Fintan O’Toole: Liam Neeson speaks the language of the lynch mob

The Irish actor seemed not to understand the story he told pressed on an open wound

Appearing on Good Morning America, Liam Neeson addresses accusations of racism from a recent interview. Video: ABC

Images have been rising from the depths of America’s consciousness like swamp creatures in a 1950s B-movie. They are ugly, violent and all about race.

One of them is of perhaps the best known Irishman in the US, Liam Neeson, stalking the mean streets as a white avenger.

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