…thought provoking post on the media’s coverage on the Sankaracharya’s arrest.

Will the secular media heed Justice Reddy’s warning?”

Really, the whole thing is turning into one real witchhunt now. I saw Ram Jethmalani and KTS Tulsi on TV yesterday, in an interview with Karan Thapar. Thapar was his usual self – well prepared, articulate, making a line sound one way with Tulsi and another way with Jethmalani, and not particularly worried about what the truth could be. But really, Tulsi had not a single worthwhile argument to put forth against the Supreme Court’s comments beyond saying “it was premature”. Absolutely pathetic.

As an aside, it is a pity that the Thapar kind of orientation seems to be the common characteristic of the media these days. Get a bunch of articulate people with opposing viewpoints to put forth a few arguments, but never bother to stay long enough on any topic to come to some satisfactory conclusion. Surely, people believe in different truths, but there is a necessity to probe every important issue to some degree of detail. NDTV is particularly guilty of commoditizing the treatment of issues that have larger ramifications to all of us.


Posted on January 14, 2005, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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