Irish Times sensationalism September 25, 2008Posted by joemomma in Labour Party, Media and Journalism.
The once respectable Irish Times continues its descent into tabloid sensationalism. Today’s edition carries this splashy photo lead:
No doubt this sort of image sells papers, but it’s the headline that really cranks up the hype:
Labour TDs in cordial greeting as Dáil resumes
Now I’m an adult and I know that cordial greeting does go on in this country, even amongst our political classes, but it is really necessary to have it thrust in our faces on the front page of our paper of record? I’m happy enough for such matters to be discreetly reported on the inside pages, but bear in mind that children will have seen this on the news stands.