Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Shameful conduct of News Channels: Varanasi blasts

There has to be a limit of creating sensation and earning points on dead bodies. But Indian television channels proved that for them journalism means practically nothing and they have no conscience or sense of responsibility.
It was a highly condemntable attack on the holy city but what the Channel 7, Star TV and Aj Tak etc were doing: showing blood and gore, repeating the images, creating panic and even going to the extent of asking viewers to send their pictures.
For hours the Indian public was shown bloodstains and bodies. What kind of journalism is this? The attack needs to be condemned. Already it is too sensational. But further sensationalising the issue to enhance TRP must have some limit.
Yeh saale dangey karwayenge. Journalists bante hain, society ka kabaada kar denge. For viewers, who are getting addicted to blood and gore in the form of crime capsules every day it is just a soap opera but what impact this has on minds of children and youths?
I sincerely feel that there should be a law barring these channels from telecasting the images of blood and gore. Else these crazy people will just keep running amok with their cameras and destroy the basics of journalism forever.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

TRUTH SHOULD BE SHOWN and public has the brains to decide how to react on truth.

viewer said...

In the no holds barred race to be the first, the news channels have thrown all caution to the winds. Its really a sad thing to happen. I guess we have to live with this now. The only thing we as adults can do is to make sure the young ones dont watch these gory images.

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