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George Hook’s inappropriate musings on rape are part of a larger pattern: the more outrageous a media personality’s views and behaviour, the more successful they become

17th September, 2017
Traditional broadcasters are losing money hand over fist to free content providers

Media personalities are transforming themselves into cartoons before our very eyes, in order to grab our attention, retain their positions and stay aloft on the shifting sands of an increasingly fragile and embattled media landscape.

That’s the real story behind George Hook’s very bad week. For all the horror and the outrage voiced in the media in recent days, this isn’t solely a story about the promulgation of rape culture on our airwaves. Neither is...

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