Author is not an alien

Author is not an alien
I write because we had deleted enough

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A naked Harry, apolegetic Kristen and Obama's beer -A new face of globalisation

Welcome to this new age of 24*7 news channels and over competitive print media feeding us with news every single day which makes me wonder ,do we really need to know such details?  Indian media has been recognized as sensitive, patriotic and a very influential tool in the sociopolitical sphere since the days of the freedom movement. The father of the Indian nation Mahatma Gandhi initiated his movement with the moral power of active journalism. Today, India with its over a billion population supports nearly 70,000 registered newspapers and over 450 Television channels (including some 24x7 news channels). The Indian media, as a whole, often plays the role of constructive opposition in the Parliament as well as in various Legislative Assemblies of the states.  Journalists are, by and large, honored and accepted as the moral guide in the Indian society. For democratic India, the media continues to be acclaimed as the fourth important pillar after the judiciary, parliament and bureaucratic set-up.

Unfortunately what we are being fed up today is : A prince known for his adventurous tactics  celebrates his birthday in Las Vegas style and for the whole month we had this same news , A celebrity girlfriend issues a public apology to his guy and helloz we even have editorials over it ,White House issues the recipe of beer and why are we going ga-ga over it?

Ok i confess,they are fun to read but then daily? Don't we have bigger issues back home and more humanitarian issues at international level too  - the public money is spent in scams,a dwindling economy ,Unemployment ,A war torn Syria ,Food crisis in Sub Saharan countries

"The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.  ~David Brinkley"

"Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones is dead" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.  ~G.K. Chesterton" 

Happy Reading ....................Sehar

1 comment:

  1. Today's 24 x 7 TV Media is nothing but only based on TRP ratings and so called BREAKING NEWS.
    You toggle the news channels and what you see is there's some unwanted breaking news mostly on every news channel.
    Recall the time when we used to watch television airing the DD news at 8:40pm to 9.00pm daily.The headlines and the subject was limited to understand what happened throughout the day.And the news readers too used to be very polite and did not exaggerated while reading the news.
    And now, what we see is the Anchors( cant be called as News Readers)are boiling the news and creating unnecessary tension in the studio itself like the issue just happened in front of them.
    For this and many number of reasons the media somewhere needs a regulatory body. They should be limited to reporting on comments made by relevant people with IQs in double digits - and stop reporting on comments made by idiots.
    The media is trying to destroy Democracy.