Still, if its all about stories, what sort of stories do we want the press to be telling? The sad answer, I suspect, if you democratise the selection process, is that what the public wants is not far off what it gets – with a fair dash of that being served up by the Sun and the Daily Mail. Read the rest of this entry »
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If it weren’t so serious, I think I’d find the trans reaction to the press amusing. In a Life of Brian “she-said-jehovah” sort of way.
On the one hand there is some very serious thinking being done by the likes of TMW about the way in which the media treat issues related to the trans community – and what is the proper response that both balances our needs and respect for press freedom. On the other, there is a sort of hue-and-cry approach – they said “trans”: kill them! – that is in danger of getting in the way of any meaningful interaction. Read the rest of this entry »