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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The Occasionally Populist Stand Taken By The Indian Media
I mean no offence. But
I feel (I may be wrong) that our media (both national and regional) sometimes
behaves like a cheap politician. While covering a sensational issue it first
tries to guess the popular view on the same, and then covers that issue exactly
in the way people want it to be covered, telling readers/audience exactly those
things which are in sync with their view. And the media does not mind toeing the popular view even if that
dilutes the neutrality and even accuracy of the news coverage.
Our media must always
remember that it is supposed to educate and enlighten people, rather than
behaving like a grocery store aimed at supplying people exactly what they
Nevertheless, at the
end of the day I perceive our media as one of the best in the world, and carry
huge respect for certain publications, TV channels and online news portals,
which I consider to be really high class (if not world class).