“Nor have the real actors been slow to catch on to the situation and take full advantage”

In todays’ Irish Times, David Adams has some thoughts on journalism and The Process™

For a long time now the mainstream media in Northern Ireland has been acting as though its primary responsibility is to the survival of the peace process – and by extension the professional lives of its major players – rather than to reporting without fear or favour. At first glance, this may seem like a laudable position to adopt. However, in practice it has meant that large sections of journalism have all but abdicated their responsibilities to the public they are meant to be serving.

Read the whole thing.