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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Mumbai blasts

its truly disgusting at the way people are sensationalizing the despair of others.
I have started feeling that the news channels should be banned totally from showing terror strike footage. at least, i feel it is better to suffer without knowing what is happening around you, than to end up in the trap of news channels to boost their earnings.

the TV footage was clearly showing what is visible from outside. Any terrorist could have observed
the TV footage and changed tactics and end up urting more people.

another thing that was observed was that the reporters were showing images of blood and showing suffering among the affected. A terrorist is a sick person, who wants to see people suffering. They enjoy watching such a scene. they crave for seeing that their planned attack is creating suffering to people. Showing scenes like that will only motivate them to go for more blasts, as it had happened in the Indian mujahideen case.

Of course, i shouldnt be just saying negatively alone. there are good journalists too. for ex, the camera man who put down the camera and helped pickup the person lying in the road, and put him in the car. But then one good journalist really doesnt balance the rest of the unruly mass. i did see cameramen who didnt allow the ambulance door to be closed. that is shameful.


Blogger guilt said...

All news channels give running commentaries on people's misfortunes. Apparently this is their way of increasing TRPs.

Some of them have highlights (like Cricket matches do) with their own actors re-enacting the trauma. And they have commercials in between these scenes. This is their way of 'delivering news' to people.

Apparently the only people they care about are themselves and the only national issue they care about is their money.

December 04, 2008 11:55 PM  
Blogger Durga R Warrier said...

Well said sir. I remember switching news channels to see whats happening. The trauma had hit me too, that I used to wake up at midnight and look for any updates. But since then I guess Times Now took over and now other channels are following them, which is totally sick. I've stopped watching these sensational news and resort to good old DD whenever I feel like.

July 16, 2013 12:02 PM  

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