The beast called media

IN Media Watch Briefs | 25/12/2012
 The brother of the Delhi gang rape victim told  the Indian Express what it is like to experience the media frenzy surrounding  his sister. They reported that she had begun to walk at a time when she was vomiting and had abdominal pain. They said she was talking when she wasn’t. Nor does the family understand why the media has to invent names for her. (IE Dec 25)
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Doordarshan interviewed  two BJP ministers in the afternoon about what they thought of Rahul Gandhi's speech during the no-trust motion, and why BJP MPs had felt the need to come outside Parliament and attack him. Ministers of state Ashwini Chaubey and Ram Kirpal Yadav answered at considerable length and were allowed to have their say. The reporter also asked one of them what he thought about RG's hugging the PM and he effectively snorted in disapproval. When a panel discussion began after this,  more leading questions from the news anchor about this 'jadu ki jhappi."  And more criticism followed.                        

Moneycontrol.com  says that  HT Media has reported a drop of 86 percent in its net profit for the June quarter to Rs 5.8 crore against Rs 41.5 crore reported by the firm during the same quarter of last year.  In May this year however  HT Media had reported over a two-fold increase in consolidated net profit  over the previous quarter, according to TOI.                     

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