Indian electronic media manages to over react to certain news and under plays some.
This week they have been screaming about Sharad Pawar’s prospective meeting with third front leaders.
My point is….so what?
Another news, I feel, needs to brought to the notice of viewers was about Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan.President of the All India Ittehad-e-Millat .
Do we remember him??????
Well, he is the same man who had issued a fatwa against Taslima Nasreen, Bangladeshi writer and spoke about the Danish cartoonist who, allegedly, painted Prophet Mohammed.(m.d.02/04/09)
My point is….so what?????
Point is, he was on the dais with the big wigs of Congress on the 26 th March to introduce him to the media (md02/04/09).
Point is that Sharad Pawar is a seasoned politician and can take his own decisions.
For 2 consecutive days, most of the TV channels were screaming and giving breaking news
SHARAD PAWAR TO SHARE STAGE WITH THIRD FRONT.
In all fairness to the viewers and the voters, should not have the TV channels screamed;
MAULANA TAUQEER RAZA KHAN SHARES STAGE WITH CONGRESS BIG WIGS.
Above two news items may be or may not be of much relevance. Is it not the duty of the media to report important facts?
Which of the two news,you feel, is of greater importance for the nation and the voter?
At least now onwards, politicians must stop playing with words “communal” and “secular” so as to avoid dividing the country.
They are all the same.
Media has an important role to play, but they must play the fair game.They should have reported about Maulana.
let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW
author...B K Chowla
The media, unfortunately, seems to be really interested in getting the Congress back to power, whatever it takes. The Congress has been indulging in Muslim communalism for a long time and, with the help of a dishonest media, passing it off as secularism. Not anymore, with the democratisation of information. See, you have brought up what the media failed to. This gentle breeze of freelance "reporters" on the net will soon turn into a storm and blow all these falsehoods away.
You have chosen such glaring examples that media stands exposed! Congrats! The media is one of the 4 strong pillars of democracy, but it is also busy in merry-making as other pillars are!( This apparently sweeping statement does not include conscientious individuals!)Who cares! Media have established themselves into big corporations and profit is the buzz word for them! Hence populist agenda is what they serve us!
Media surely is with the ruling party. The breaking news has really no meaning. This 24/7 news service has actually brought down the quality.
You make a very valid point - how does media decide what qualifies as "Breaking News"?? We all very well remember that incident when a certain news channel had a ticker scrolling across the bottom of the screen screaming "Amitabh Bachhan ko thand lagi"!!
I completely agree with Dr. Munish Raizada's comment above - that media is one of the pillars of a democracy. But, in India's case they are turning out to be quite the opposite. The mood after 26/11 was:
"The three biggest threats to India, in that order, are: Politicians, Media, and Terrorism".
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