Journalists comforting the afflicted? Don’t make me laugh

I can’t shake the guilt of the ‘death knocks’ I did in the 90s

Death knocks are journalists’ grubby little secret. Photo by Ahmed Rizkhaan on Unsplash

“What’s your name? I’m going to call your paper and tell your editor about you.”

Afflicting the comfortable

“Sometimes people want to talk, to unburden themselves. They’ll show you photos of the kid who’s died. They want him to be remembered in the paper.”

The moral high ground

“How many shattered families did you needlessly upset when you were editor? What have you done for society?”

British writer, journalist and copywriter. Author of ‘George Orwell on Screen’. Talking head on Criterion’s ‘1984’ Blu-ray.

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