Varadkar’s remarks set off alarm bells

8th July, 2018

There is a reluctance among journalists to spend too long reporting issues related to journalism. After all, it is not their job to campaign for their own profession: the work of breaking news on itself, and advocating for journalism is a distraction from reporting.

However, at times it is necessary to defend the profession. That is the consequence of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar expressing sympathy for US president Donald Trump’s aversion to journalists at a private...

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