Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Media....diverting from its purpose
It was not long time back when I was surfing the channels on tv when a very catchy slogan on one of the most popular news channel caught my attention,”blackmagic by michael jackson”...It was the day after MJ’s sudden death due to cardiac arrest and the mere topic left me gaping...not only this,slogans like “did michael jackson knew that this would happen??” and “did he actually die or is he still alive??” flooded the news channel.....I was more than shocked to see that the death of one of the most popular rock star of all times has been made a joke kind of thing for the rest of the world.Forget this they didn’t even leave his past life and kept on speculating what he was before....some animal,girl,wat?It was in simple words disgusting.....but this was not the first time,media has long lost its purpose......every now and then you see breaking news flashing....and the contents “the poor dog of this this celebrity finally died”....wow!!!!I guess the entire world would definitely die if they dont come to know about the poor little dog....The news nowadays hardly contains “news” after all.What is exactly the reason,is it the numerous news channels that have come up,or the race to increase their TRP’s is indeed a question.However even that doesn’t entitle them to go astray from their main purpose....after all they take the responsibility to inform and update the people as to what exactly is happenning all around us.If it was just entertainment we were looking for then we definitely have much more important stuffs to look at than the news channels.