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The lure of the obvious

From Brexit to Trump, why do so many journalists keep getting it wrong?

From Brexit to Trump, why do so many journalists keep getting it wrong? Helen Lewis, staff writer at The Atlantic, believes political journalism has been distorted by "the seductive power of the conventional narrative". Also in the programme, the rise of the "unnewsed", the large number of people who no longer pay for news or read trusted sources, and 25 years of the magazine Attitude.

Amol Rajan is joined by Helen Lewis, Polly Curtis, Editor and Partner at Tortoise and visiting fellow at the Reuter’s Institute for the Study of Journalism, Fraser Nelson, editor of The Spectator, and Cliff Joannou, Editor in Chief of Attitude.

Producer: Richard Hooper

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