Scott Douglas: Stomach bugs, rave baby Django and the thorny question of Media balance

SOMETIMES the ‘media machine’ does a particularly brutal job of grinding up and spitting out the people, facts and issues at the centre of a news story.

It isn’t something the ‘Fourth Estate’ should be particularly proud of.

My own first taste of this was ten years ago, as I made the transition from tabloid hack to PR flack.

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