“That is journalism’s job after all.”

Like Irish Eagle, I think “everyone should read Frank McNally”. Here’s his advice to journalists on how to avoid churnalism. From the Irish Times’ Irishman’s Diary

Thus, when dealing with press releases, reporters and sub-editors are advised to wear garlic around their necks at all times. They should keep a crucifix handy too. And whenever they come across an undead phrase, such as those in the IRFU statement, they should hammer their stakes through its heart; always assuming it has one.

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