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Martin Bell On Necro News And Madeleine McCann

by | 4th, February 2008

MARIN Bell is a former television war correspondent and politician. He has this to say about the current state of TV news reporting:

Foreign news is expensive and dangerous. So in many cases newspapers and TV networks have abandoned it, retreating into a comfort zone of celebrity stories, consumer news, sport, health-scares and crime. Especially crime. In the last 10 years or so, a particular category has been climbing up the news agenda to a dominant position. I call these stories “necro-news”.

They are about the victimisation of girls and young women. The death or disappearance of anyone from a toddler to a princess is the signal for

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