"I hate what Murdoch and Dacre have done to journalism." / The impact …


"I hate what Murdoch and Dacre have done to journalism." / The impact of 'tabloidisation' has created two perspectives: the first camp champions celebrity culture as a populist force for democratisation, classlessness, engagement with serious issues through reality TV. The second camp sees a lament for cultural decline, where TV and press conspire to create fabricated personalities, and political debate is reduced to the emotive, personal and trivial.