Friday, November 25, 2005

news or nuisance ?

This has become a regular feature in two channels off late. But yesterdays news was awesome! Channel ‘A’ claims that a lake in the outskirts of Chennai is overflowing and posing a hazard to the people in the vicinity. To show the gravity of the situation it kept the camera almost at the water level and showed the water gushing like that in a flood. It obviously had an interview in which a guy is scowling at the camera saying, “ life is pathetic and govt. is not doing much about this”. Channel ‘A’ conveniently forgets and hides the stories some years back. Channel ‘B’ had its own version. It showed the same lake and says that, this lake is full after almost 9 years and people around are flocking to get a glimpse of it. It also claims that this place over the days is turning out to be a tourist spot, and no wonder it also had interview (some crap). Now what are these two channels up to? One country where Media is politicized…excellent work guys! K guys will be off from blogging for a while…

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

the way SunTV shows the video, will make you feel that water is gushing, where in fact it might be smoothly flowing into the gutter.

ada-paavi!!!! said...

the essence is that ppl ll build huoses in the waters path (water flow way) apporam say that their huts are in danger, super logic illai,

well in tn elections media plays a really really big role, tats why both sides have a tv channel

NaiKutti said...

kannal parpathum poi, kadhal ketpathum poi, theera visaripathey mei :-)...

its very rare to find media without an political agenda... and in TN, Sun and Jaya just show exactly the opposite...

Anonymous said...

u are rite. These channels are ridiculous when it comes to airing the right news.

You can go for NDTV. The other option is "THE HINDU" daily which is not biased.

- Sudar.

Anonymous said...

the whole point is... when the camera crew reaches the place shows it us they as well can do something for the people. They dont have to do anything from thier pocket, Mr.kk was in the news lately; that he got a 10crores as a share for kungumam... a small percent of that can be spent for the needy instead of the "thiru kk avargal, avorodaya manmandha anudhapathai theruvithaar" no one needs any ones sympathy sir.Do some help at the root level. Any tom dick and harry can show sympathy on his TV.

senthil natarajan said...

@anon1: very true..actually, these people are spoiling the whole reputation.
@vatsan:exactly, in ambattur a flats has come where there was a big pond just 5-6 years back...n now ppl say that water is upto the neck level...thats more than obvious.
@kathik: fair enough...but this looks like dog fight.Now a days i feel i shouldnt be watching these channel news at all

senthil natarajan said...

@sudar: yeah da... y are these two channels bent on challenging each other?
@anon2:thought provking. U see once u see a lot of money then it is difficult to part it. At least this time the after effects in the city was less...People really forget things very conviniently...

Skely said...

Also these channels have one prime topic for a day. They drive the whole country towards it, and once some other topic comes just leave the previous one beind...

How many channels have shown the post-tsunami effects?
Is any one bothered about the J&K Earthquake?

They will be bothered once anyone makes announcements...

THESE NEWS CHANNELS ARE JUST CRAP....

sai said...

Machi it was nice reading ur blog after a long time

Saravana Kumar said...

daii why Channel A and Channel B .. you could just say Sun TV and Jaya TV which are quiet obvious.

Senthil Natarajan said...

@skely:very true! no point blaming them... its become an industry of its own! nywyas thanks for droppin in
@sai: hey da! how are you? how is life there...keep me posted
@militry: summa dhaan ;-)