An exciteable announcement of a report into a woman's horrific murder is just the latest example.
The media always finds excuses for the most mediocre and malevolent men.
There's a vast gulf between what hacks value and what reporting should be like.
Who needs proof when you've got terror?
Most of the British media doesn't even give John Pat Cunningham's family the justice of a fair hearing.
Everything's fine if you've got a byline.
In the aftermath of terrible events, papers parrot lines from the police and security services and ratchet up the fear.
The ‘kindness’ of Sarah Vine and Dan Hodges doesn’t stretch very far.
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