You say: Ellen is incredible.Byline: Tim McCarthy Timothy J. McCarthy (born c. 1949) is the police chief of Orland Park, Illinois but is most famous for leaping in front of US President Ronald Reagan to stop one of John Hinckley, Jr.'s .22 caliber bullets on March 30, 1981 (see Reagan assassination attempt for details).
YOUR columnist Paddy Shennan is quick to decry de·cry
tr.v. de·cried, de·cry·ing, de·cries
1. To condemn openly.
2. To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor. the achievements of Ellen McArthur (ECHO, February 9), yet shamelessly shame·less
1. Feeling no shame; impervious to disgrace.
2. Marked by a lack of shame: a shameless lie. sings the praises of his beloved Blues whenever he gets the opportunity.
I am an Evertonian too and proud of everything they have ever done, but you have to give credit where it's due and admit that what Ellen McArthur has done is incredible.
Here is a woman who has singlehanded put herself through an unbelievably tough challenge and succeeded. She is well and truly worthy of her Dame title and deserves all the recognition she has received from the general public and fairer el em -ents of the media. Come on Paddy, have a sense of perspective on this one please!
Tim McCarthy, Mossley Hill