Freedom of the press

This opinion piece by Terry Prone, from the Irish Examiner last week, strikes an appropriate note on the culpability of the modern mass media in its own manipulation (viewers and readers don’t get away scot free either).

  • aquifer

    How would the implied media contract with the paramilitaries read? ‘you blow it up, shoot him, maim them, and we’ll cover it until you end up in charge or unless we look like joining one of the victims’

  • Davros

    There were plenty of stories that the Press paid for riots to happen in order to get footage .

  • peteb

    The ‘timely note’ was a reference to this discussion