Monday February 17, 2020

Uncritical media ignores stories of real worth

Leo Varadkar noted in Glenties last Thursday that the media here is trusted by just 35 per cent of the people, according to an authoritative barometer of public opinion.

28th July, 2012
The evidence that more than 5,000 people die here every year because of the scale of inequality is neither reported nor challenged.

Leo Varadkar noted in Glenties last Thursday that the media here is trusted by just 35 per cent of the people, according to an authoritative barometer of public opinion.

The media is trusted no more than the government is trusted - which, for those of us in the media, is a disturbing revelation.

But it is hardly surprising in the wake of the RTE Mission To Prey debacle, and hardly unjustified, given the media's persistent trivialisation,...

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