Monday 18 December 2017

Kevin Doyle: Without leaks this will be a secret society where authorities say nothing and hope we go away

'Every country town has its resident snitch.' Stock photo: Depositphotos
'Every country town has its resident snitch.' Stock photo: Depositphotos
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Say nothing and they'll go away. That is more often than not the attitude of State authorities towards the media.

For a modern, open society that has moved on from the dark days when nobody could question the decency and trustworthiness of the parish priest, it's a strange phenomenon.

There is a reason journalists rely on leaks and it's this: Officialdom doesn't want us or you to know what really goes on.

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