Sean Moncrieff: Welcome to the media, where everyone is a liar and a hypocrite. Except you

Swelling distrust in the media is being exploited to spread lies and paranoia

The skill of printing and the people who possessed it, are largely gone now. Photograph: Jewish Chronicle/Heritage Images/Getty Images

The skill of printing and the people who possessed it, are largely gone now. Photograph: Jewish Chronicle/Heritage Images/Getty Images

When I started in journalism a gazillion years ago, there was a person called a printer. They were shouty folk (they worked in a loud environment), who smelled of metal and ink and who could deftly arrange tiny rows of letters that would be used to print the next morning’s paper. They could read upside down and backwards. That skill, and the people who possessed it, are largely gone now.

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