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Death knocks: the dark side of journalism

Occasionally, broadsheets like The Irish Times lose the run of themselves and decide rank hypocrisy is order of the day.

Death knocks: the dark side of journalism.

The same paper which carried this piece decrying a fundamental tool of journalism  -speaking to people – carried a death knock on page 2 on the same day as this sensorious piece of hand-wringing.

Three things are invevitable in life: death, taxes...and doorknocks

Three things are invevitable in life: death, taxes…and doorknocks

And, for the record, the freelance who knocked the door of a mother who had lost her child in a terrible accident is a father himself. It isn’t easy, no one likes doing them, but we would be remiss not to.

Ferrets will recall our last post on the issue.

Sometimes, embedding a twitter post and funny meme jus won’t really do now, will it? Sometimes someone has to leave the office and get their hands dirty.

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