— RTÉ2 (@RTE2) May 17, 2016
Maybe we’re being hyper-sensitive, but it’s doubtful “junkie” is a term found in the RTE style guide for social media managers.
Especially as one to reach for when promoting a programme about how sound The Guards are. The victim of the assault in question even uses the term “drug user”.
There’s not even the subtlety of a quotation mark to keep the term at arms length.
When even government ministers have been taking bold steps towards drug decriminalisation, rehabilitation and safe “shooting gallery” injection clinics, this derogatory catch-all term belongs to a time past.
Bad enough they’ve tossed money into a fluff piece for The Guards.
We’ve looked at RTE’s use of accents previously.