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Mark O'Brien

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780719096136

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719096136.001.0001

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An appalling vista

An appalling vista

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(p.204) 12 An appalling vista
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The Fourth Estate
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Mark O'Brien

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096136.003.0013

This chapter examines the seemingly unending revelations of political, religious, and financial corruption that dominated the 1990s. It surveys the banking and policing scandals that dominated this decade and examines the struggles that journalists engaged in to expose this corruption. It also devotes considerable attention to the church scandals that were finally exposed by journalists – in particular the child abuse scandal that was to change forever the relationship between the once all-powerful Catholic Church and journalism.

Keywords:   Banking Scandals, Investigative journalism, Crime journalism, Catholic Church, Child abuse, Documentary

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