Strangely enough it has taken a bit of time for me to realise what the news channels are after, unfortunately they are only after holding the viewer and they will do anything for that. Yes they will always forget to report news. They grab hold of one sensational piece of news and just keep replaying it.
What is worse that not just one news channel is doing this, each one of them is to be blamed. Just saw the attack on the Srilankan Cricketers in Pakistan being replayed over and over and over again. All have the same piece of information, they will ask the same questions to Pranab Mukherjee, Chidambaram, some Ex High commissioner to Pakistan, or some senior analyst or ex-cricketers and almost all of them will do the speculation after all they probably are being paid for appearing.
I don’t blame the visitors the experts who come to give their opinion on the news channels, why should they not make a buck !!
But when will the media understand and decide enough is enough, we have nothing to report. Perhaps never, 24 hour news channels have nothing to play for 24 hours so they will play what happened in Indian Idol or Comedy circus, they will also play Big Boss for you again (who ever is interested in that sickest program in the history of television in my opinion, please don’t sue me for this, needs to visit a psychologist first up ) and they will also act as the travel guru’s or food guru’s and what not…
Some idiot dresses up and does make up like a goon and he will catch the goons with us on TV… sorry but couldn’t bear to watch him for more than that to comment more on him !!!!! People who know nothing of sports will be the sports analysts, they ask silly questions at times and actually make a mockery of themselves… the standards are going lower and lower instead of improving !!!!
Some news channels will get the ugliest of Saadhu’s to tell your fortune, where as just catching a glimpse of him means you’re cursed for the day !!!!
Gimme a break… pls….
Wasn’t it good while there was that half hour news on doordarshan and that was that, read the news paper if you like… Its very easy to actually fall trap to this media and keep on watching the same news being reported by different channels over and over again.
Exceptionally they do come up with good campaign’s like save the tiger but largely they will keep playing some piece of sensational news and keep replaying it !! Amazingly we always fall in the same trance and keep switching from one channel to another watching the same news in disbelief till it reaches a point of cannot bear anymore and we switch either the tv off or we switch to a movie channel or a music channel.
At times I feel the Indian media will evolve and will slowly shrug off the sensationalism penchant and start being more sensible and more responsible and resort to just reporting the news and nothing more. However problem is we have always imitated the west and the media over there is as worse if not worser !!
Now, now I know you think this idiot actually believes in fairy tales, that he took so long to realize all this, but I am an eternal optimist however the chances of my wishful thinking coming true are nil… In the meanwhile, here is breaking news on my blog…. keep watching the news channels…
THEY ARE EXCLUSIVELY EXCLUSIVE!!