Politics is one of the least spoken topic for me. I always prefer to avoid or cut short my discussions on politics. However, today I was glued to TV news channels because of the curiosity created by the recent elections in Karnataka. It was good entertainment watching the updates from the counting process of the votes that took place today. I am not drawn attention towards the politicians or their supports. One thing that surely caught my attention was “Media people”. Yes, I am going to hit out on the media reporters, news anchors, political analysts etc., So have patience to read further.
As and when the trends started coming in, the so called famous news anchors were geared up fully to discuss all dirty stuff as usual. When I say Dirty talk, I really mean it. Some of the channels were at their worst kind of interpretation of those trends. To name a few of those channels included NDTV, CNN-IBN etc., They talk and debate to the core on Secularism, Unity etc., But in todays presentation they kept on saying words like “vokkaliga votes”, “lingayat votes”, “dalit votes”, “muslim votes”, etc., Give a thought for yourself. Why do you want to differentiate people who have taken part in making this democracy a sustaining process in modern world? Is this justifiable to use such words to differentiate people based on their caste/creed/religion? Whats happening? Can there be a much more shameful way of analyzing things?
These media folks are the ones who keep on talking about secularism, caste ism, abolishing un-touchability etc., At the same time, using these kind of differentiating words give politicians a bit more inroads to keep that drift exist among people. Be more responsible and abstain from such skewed mentality while presenting news to wider audience. All good things should start somewhere and let that come from you.