Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Channel 7 goes crazy: News becomes nuisance

A girl who came to Delhi for studies and was living in a rented accomodation had some trouble with the houseowner. This was turned into a great scoop by the fledgling Channel 7.
The girl had told the landlord that she was leaving the house but was reportedly abused and asked to pay a month's rent. This was enough for Channel 7 (as it described in its own words) to 'pressurise the police to reach the spot'.
The door was hit again and again to get landlord's byte. The girl did not have to pay one month's extra rent and this was victor for Channel 7. The cause was surely mindboggling. Channel 7 must get the due credit for its chutzpah to create an issue out of it and telecast the tamasha it created, in the news.

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