Sunday, December 25, 2005

Flop 'Breaking News' : C'mon grow up Star baby

The viewers were endlessly told that two big figures of Indian politics will be exposed as their presence in a party with fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim will be shown on television.
So much hoopla before the telecast and once the much-publicised 'Mogambo ki Mehfil' programme was aired, the viewers felt cheated and the anchors appeared uncomfortable as it was hardly a sting or breaking news.
The politicians were Abu Asim Azmi and Akhtar Rizvi. One SP MP and another former MP. Much to the chagrin of the anchor, both of them did not deny their presence and said that what was wrong if they met someone in a marriage party. Nothing! It was a couple of years before Mumbai blast and as the former commissioner of police on the television channel said that until then don was seen as just another smuggler and the anti-national tag came only after Mumbai blast.
So what the channel had thought? That this 15-16 year old video recording of a marriage party would shock the audience. C'mon, grow up Star baby!

1 comment:

sravani said...

these channels have really started to test patience. CNN-IBN is somewhat sane, hope the `cleanliness' is retained

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