Varadkar blamed lower quality news on young, hungry, badly-paid journalists
Interview given to a PhD student last year reveals his attitude to emotive health stories and to journalists who don’t query the demands of sectoral groups
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that modern media was delivering more news of less quality, oversimplified issues, gave trade unions and NGOs a free ride, and that some investigative journalism was sensationalised, The Sunday Business Post can reveal.
Varadkar made the remarks in an interview he gave last year for a PhD thesis on how the Irish media covers healthcare. Varadkar said reporting of emotive cases about the health service were “very often” not “the full...
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