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Get Barkha off air!

December 2, 2008

It seems there is a Facebook group called Can u please take BARKHA off air! apparently for her callous reporting of the Mumbai terrorist attack. I didn’t watch her or the channel she appears on so I am not completely sure what the fuss is all about. My guess is that many Hindi channels also sensationalize the news down to levels of irrationality and stupidity. Raises questions on the ethics of journalists and media as a whole. Can they really govern themselves? I wonder.

Fortunately Barkha Dutt is not a politician who we have to bear inspite of their ills. It is easier to switch channels. Fortunately I don’t think all media is completely rotten, well as yet at least.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 3, 2008 4:17 pm

    I have a bigger problem with certain other anchors and channels like Aaj Tak, India TV and Zee news.These channels broadcast news without any substance. During the recent terror attack on Mumbai a particular channel was regularly breaking news that one of the victims of the terror attack called up his parents just before dying that he was killed by his friend, implying that one of the terrorists was an employee of the hotel. Next day the news was absent from the channel.Nobody else reported it. It is channels like these which are quoted by Pakistani media to prove that our media spreads rumours and there is no substance in our reporting.

  2. lifeofhues permalink*
    December 4, 2008 1:17 pm

    Absolutely. It is such a pain to watch news sometimes, specially some of the channels you mentioned.

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