Press or News Media, the way we should address it now a days is considered to be the Fourth Pillar or Democracy. But, looking at Indian Media it so feels like it is another Ponzi Drama Organization bringing in one or another distasteful Ponzi news to us. Today they show what gets them better TRP; why better TRP, because better TRP means more advertisement business as better TRP would mean better viewer reach.
Lets take a look at the recent news that they have been covering -
1. Congress demanding Fair and reasonable treatment to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
2. Untimely death of first female superstar from Indian movies
What Indian media covered in the above news is the way Narendra Modi government gave a cold shoulder to the Canadian counterpart, but then failed to cover WHY? Interesting because that WHY was not as sensational news as it would ensure that Narendra Modi government is actually applauded for that. Until the Canadian as well as International media started covering it from the perspective of Failed visit of the Canadian PM.
Yes, the visit of Canadian PM to India was treated in the manner it should have been treated. Canadian PM stood with forces demanding Khalistan and the forces that would want to divide India. More so, he had mentioned that the protest by the Khalistan supporters was in-line with the Canadian Laws....Did I hear that as political appeasement of the vote bank that now matters a lot in Canadian politics?
What Mr. Justin Trudeau missed that sovereignty of India is prime for Indian Prime Minister and he as well as Indian citizens would never tolerate anyone who supports separatists on this or any other land. The treatment meted out was perfect and had the right effect with the World media excluding Indian media was actually saying absolutely the same - "Failed India Visit of Canadian Prime Minister". Only the Indian media was engaged in shaming the government and broadcasting the demand of Congress leaders on giving adequate honor to the Canadian Prime Minister. Well, adequate or not is not sure, but he got appropriate honor that aligned with his policy towards Khalistan and Khalistanies.
On death of the famous yesteryears star from Indian movies, the Media - one and all, actually were engaged in voyeuristic, ghoulish and insensitive coverage. The way they handled the overall news and the way they blew it out of proportion is really insane. The representations, the language and the tone used was really one of the worst reporting standard that I have ever witnessed that too involving a news on death. I am surprised the amount of research they did, the amount of conspiracy theories they came out with and the amount of versions of the same case went out as a story. It was sounding as if every of the news anchor is narrating some piece of drama story.
By all the perspectives I looked at or pondered over the two stories, it just reaffirmed to me that the Indian Media is going down the trend of responsible organizations and are headed to make the mulla by hook or crook. Moreover, they sound more to be the political mouth piece of one or political outfit or political party.
Most of the Media groups have lost their creditability in current context as most of them have forgotten to praise the good efforts of the government and are inclined to highlight only the misses, or the negative points, even if there is NO merit in them.
Another typical case is of the petrol prices in South Asia where Business Standard is still stating that the petrol prices are costliest in India. Now this is a clearly a false statement as Indian media missed the bus that there are other sites also that provide more accurate information to us including the GlobalPetrolprices.com that published the latest rates on February 26, 2018 and are accessible at https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/benchmark/
So, am sure the legacy of Indian Media has changed a big time from where they started as the front line fourth pillar to where they are doing the dirty laundry of the Political Organizations or trying to mint money by sensationalization of the news.