Monday, 6 March 2017

An exercise for aspiring tabloid journalists

With all the facts and opinions given in the link to the rather dull and worthy piece above, turn this into something most people would want to read without falling foul of the law on defamation etc.

The subject of the interview could hardly bring herself  to finish reading the piece because she had heard it all before and had indeed written it herself anyway with minimal input from the journalist.  

Those of Facebook her friends who could bring themselves to read it from beginning to end after being begged to do so repeatedly agreed it was fair enough, but is that the point?

How does saying something perfectly truthful and perfectly dull that no one reads advance the debate? It doesn't and can't.

Tabloid journalists of the gutter press, do your worst, but within the law, please.

Your ultimate goal is the largest possible readership.

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