Flack case show it’s time to tone down toxic tabloid culture

The presenter’s death should serve as a wake-up call to TV channels and newspapers who are happy to peddle titillating trash

23rd February, 2020
Flack case show it’s time to tone down toxic tabloid culture
Caroline Flack: ITV and The Sun’s statements about her death smacked of hypocrisy. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

On RTÉ Radio One last week, Kathryn Thomas made reference to a hairdresser who had removed the tabloids and gossip magazines from her salon. The salon owner reported that the conversational tone in her workplace had changed, and the banter had become more civilised and less toxic. Perhaps, similarly, TV executives should be more thoughtful about what they put on our screens.

The death of Caroline Flack, the former presenter of Love Island, came...

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