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5th December 2017 “The Media: Saints or Sinners?”

Clare Walker

Confidence in the media is at an  all-time low. Phone hacking, the Leveson Inquiry, Operation  Elvedon,   police investigation into allegations of  media corruption. Also politicians behaviour over Brexit, inaccuracies and scare mongering. Then “fake news”  allegations that Russia influenced the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election. Donald Trump’s daily tweets on this and other current matters. No wonder the public is confused. Here Clare looks at the issues that have resulted in the current climate. She argues, while the media have been sinners, they are also  forces for good.