No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
2004-2014 was party time for media. It was decade of media sycophants. It was decade of media opportunists. It was decade of the favor seekers. It was a decade of minority appeasement via media. It was the decade of powerful media power brokers. That was the time when media exploited the fluid situation and a weak Government to its maximum advantage. That was the decade when media personalities claimed to operate out of Prime Minister’s house and even fix ministerial appointments.PR agencies were hired to fix deals for industrial houses with help of media houses. All about quid pro quo .How else can one explain a news channel making losses for ten years and still surviving?
Media would report news from their “Sources” which was nothing except a particular party’s view. But, it won’t report as to how quietly a new category of “Missionary Visa” was introduced. Hidden agenda of issuance of such Visas is now apparent. There were leaks from CBI, MEA and other important departments to help media convert every issue into BJP v/s Congress—Hindus v/s Muslims. Media insisted calling Pakistan terror attacks by “Non State Actors” but not Terrorists. Media has surreptitiously supported Anti Hindus, Anti National Anthem supporters. At every opportunity, Hindus were targeted in name of “saffron terror” while never a “green” terror. Yogi Adityanath was projected as a villain while Owaisi “saab”a hero. How can one forget media coverage of Batla house? When minority community got exposed, media would complete formality by adding “Alleged”
Some journalists have behaved like Nehruvian historians by distorting Hinduism and glorifying Muslim invaders. They insist calling those holding ISIS flags as “Misguided Youth” and not terrorists....Sadhvi(Hindu) is being targeted for using “Haramzada” while media is quiet on National Conference (Muslim) calling those attending Prime Minister’s rally as “Bastards” One senior journalist has coined a term “Internet Hindoos” on social media.
Senior journalist, Swathi Chaturvedi, has tweeted “Dear fellow journos, it is our job to pontificate on all knows & unknowns, but do remember snowboarding fun while water boarding torture” One lady TV anchor went to the extent of saying “Ram is a divine encroacher.” She would realize the seriousness and consequences if she had said this about any other religion. Her husband was so brave that he used “F” word on social media and none other than Amitabh Bachchan had to take him on politely.
Post 16th May 2014, situation has changed. There are no more leaks from CBI, no leaks from MEA, no free overseas trips on board Prime Minister’s plane. With newsbreaks having dried up from “Sources”, media is left with no news, especially with PMO remaining out of reach of media.
Hence, what is the news?
Frozen Baba to be cremated.
Baba Rampal arrested.
Dilip Kumar discharged from hospital.
Sonia Gandhi to visit Rae Bareilly for two days.
Sonia Gandhi is unwell.
Why is 25th Dec being called good governance day?
Rahul slams BJP.
This is the level of news reporting they have fallen to.
And… Paidmedia,news traders continue struggling for “Breaking News” and will continue struggle for next decade.
Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW.