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Media these days...

 
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Dr. N. Subramanian
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Media these days... Reply with quote

Hi All,



It may be a 'repeat', but interesting in the present context, when the media in all countries,
and particularly in India, are in the habit of 'sensitizing and sensationalising' every
small incident out of proportions..


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MEDIA THESE DAYS...




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A Harley Biker is riding by the zoo in Washington , DC when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.

Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly. A reporter has watched the whole event.

The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, 'Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I've seen a man do in my whole life.'

The Harley rider replies, 'Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.'

The reporter says, 'Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist, you know, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page... So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?'

The biker replies, I'm a U.S. Marine and a Republican

The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys the Washington Post to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:



U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH



...and THAT pretty much sums up the media's approach to the news these days...














































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