Tuesday, August 07, 2007

God's own news!

Before reading on 1st go through this piece of news that i got from a friend
Sreesanth's food habits

You'll need mallu fonts and ofcourse be a mallu to read it. But for those who think this is too much, please do that small bit and am sure you'll be happy about what you did. Get the font from here. If you're still not able to check here.

This is the level to which India's largest circulated "regional newspaper" has stooped to. I can't understand such a stupid piece of NEWS will come from a publisher which also runs the Manorama Yearbook, one of the trusted books in my list till now! They publish more than 20 major and minor journals and this is what they came up with?

Even their ad nowadays in national channels about their much touted readership of over 15 million was funny to watch, where they have shown INDIAN's fighting over stupid reasons like the the readership of their language's newspapers. My 1st thoughts when i saw that ad was, why the hell isn't any nationalist group or individual coming in strength to force a ban on this piece of crap. Where is the so called SPIRIT of National Integration now? But then who would like to make the paper with the largest readership unhappy?

Coming to think its not just this paper that has been in news in Kerala. Recently Kairali channel, run by a party so well known for having great spirit of unity among themselves, stabbed one of their own leaders in the back. In fact they did this to the CM who's ruling the state. Wonder what they'd do to the lesser mortals.

The program was an interview with a RISING STAR in the business scenario in Kerala, Mr Faris Aboobaker. The interview was conducted by none other than Kairali TV MD John Brittas. I had regarded him as among the best news persons' ever to be born from the Malayalam News channel world. He used to handle heated discussions with ease and had been an impartial face in a channel that has come up with some good name till now. I still remember a debate where he had snubbed a sitting MP from Kerala for their silence in the Parliament about the Salem Railway zone.

In this particular interview, which i missed to see, he appeared very meek and was allowing Faris to show his full arrogance and was particularly silent when Faris kept on making remarks about the CM as if the CM was someone who worked under him. Now the whole of Kerala knows that the program was just another brick in the wall that's coming up between the two stalwarts in the CPI(M) Mr Pinarayi and CM Achudananthan. The interview was ended abruptly and Brittas says that Kairali did only what any normal channel would do and also that the whole interview was NOT scripted. But seeing the way in which one after another accusations were made against the CM and nothing was done to stop it, one can hardly agree with that line.

Media coming up with stupid news is the rule nowadays, but when it becomes a weapon in the hands of LEADERS trying to achieve their personal gains, the whole scenario changes. We've seen how media has 1st written off and then gone to praise Rakhi Sawant's, Shilpa Shetty's and even Sanjay Dutt now. We see national debates on the rising hemlines of Bollywood actresses and stars dating other stars. God only can help when matters come to this stage. But then where is GOD? Why is he silent? When will we see ACTUAL NEWS in the so called news channels?


Abhijith said...

Good post man !!!
The reason for all this is because the media is where the money is .If they can sell one or 2 more copies cos of this particular sreesanth article , they would happily do it .

And abt the kairali issue , I strongly believe that this is aimed at defaming the CM and thus slinging mud at each other in public . Also if they support Faris , I'm sure that they could get some crores from him ( Bond or whatever ) . This is the sad reality that we have to come in terms with . Unbiased news is hard to find ..

Not sure what we can do against this wrong trend in the media ..

mathew said...

There are hardly exist any dependable source of news these fabrication is now reached obscene levels!!!

monsooner said...

be a mallu to read it??

What about others who know to read mal? :D

What isn't news these days? :D

The ad, cracks me up eveytime I hear that ...
"nammude vidhyabhyasa manthri ... M O Boby" =))

Wait a sec, the whole thing, might be a BIG Ad ... the conceptual god might be in the green room, rehearsing his lines :D

Hari said...

Hey Abhi.. Great post.. and it is long time since i kept my head down.. and did some serious riting or some commenting.. i have to kickstart it once again!! And abt ur post.. it is realy an eye opener! Makes the readers search where God is!

~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~ said...

Abhi- Thanks man!

Mathew-Quite true!

Monsooner-I don't think any non-mallu wd dare to learn malayalam, unless he's forced to do it! Lets hope god shows up soon!

Hari-Thanks man, missed ur comments for some time now!

Hari S R said...

rules of ethics have changed everywhere.....and it happens in media too. something that isn't sensationalized or pompously distasteful isn't headlines stuff nowadays.

i dont pity the media . i pity ourselves. they are afterall a microcosm of ourselves.

great post, abhi :)

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