Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Lion that Became a Lamb » The Rediscovery of India

As usual, Sandeep nails it spot on. Unfortunately, barring the blog medium, the mainstream media would not carry this "opinion piece" because it rallies against the same set of "media managers".

Media freedom is "notional", a lie that has become truth by repeated assertion. It's important to be aware of what you read because of half assed comments/editorials/opinions bereft of basic research.

"The Indian media overall is a whore with none of the ethics of a whore, a fact that's pretty much self-evident now. Yet there are very few exceptions, and once in a long while somebody in this well-oiled and smoothly-functioning corporatized whoredom gets stung by the call of conscience and for a change, begins to tell the truth.

 That's when the carrot-and-stick trick, as old as mankind, is employed. I've said this before and I'll say it again: India is not a democracy and the Indian media is only as free as the government allows it to be. And no other party has perfected this trick as well as the Congress."

Barring a few notable exceptions (Sandhya Jain, Kanchan Gupta and to some extent Swapan Dasgupta) most of the "journalists" find an easy escape route to toe the Government line.

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