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
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.