Pat Rabbitte: Putting a mirror up to the fourth estate

Pat Rabbitte: Putting a mirror up to the fourth estate

More and more, today’s media actually sets the agenda and demands adherence to it

Modern media is a wondrous beast observed from the vantage point of the non-combatant. As a media consumer I had formed the impression from domestic reportage of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s Washington visit that it was, at a minimum, a damp squib.

The big news was that someone had released the wrong speech to the media. The inclusion of a sentence announcing the not exactly surprising news that this was his last St Patrick’s Day...

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