Are you not entertained? The also-ran Breakfast Club enter the electosseum | Marina Hyde

ITV’s debate passed off as watchably as you might expect with a lineup polling collectively at 14% – and then, to the spin room

Roll up, roll up, for ITV’s post-debate spin room, the place where democracy gets treated like a female victim in the opening minutes of one of the network’s dramas.

The sheer, artless depravity of it – journalists interviewing journalists, spin doctors denying things you’ve seen with your own eyes, Team Nuttall … It’s hard to think of a way they could make this space more toxic, short of formally relocating it to somewhere inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Bit of a Sky move – but these days, who’s counting?

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May 19th, 2017 by