A very accurate analysis.
The English novelist George Orwell once said, ‘Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed’. Not only do I like this quote, but I agree with it. I personally don’t think a good journalist should be liked; a good journalist might one day report on something that makes you like them, but the next day, because they’re a good journalist, will report on something you don’t like.
Laura Kuenssberg is an example of a brilliant political journalist because, I’d argue, absolutely everyone hates her (hyperbole intended): Tory or Labour; male or female; Christian or Atheist; Leave or Remain; for Scottish independence or against: because she reports on the facts, people don’t like her. Any fact will always be damming to a group.
Kuenssberg has received anger from all directions in the past few years. During this year’s snap election, she was given a bodyguard, after she received abuse from…
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