Click, S.I.T. back and enjoy the Indian Mass Media in its naked glory – where fact and fiction blend seamlessly, as if made for each other, for the benefit of the voyeuristic viewer.
“The purveyors of untruth failed even to think that March 21, 2010 happens to be a Sunday and a public holiday.
These purveyors of lies even did not once bother to check whether the key SIT officers, who are appointed by the Supreme Court, were present in Gujarat on March 21, 2010.”
– Narendra Modi in his open letter.
For those click-unhappy (on lines of “trigger-happy”), pleasure yourself with the finest act of self-despicatory stand up comedy (click):
The Hindu broke the (false) story (that Modi was summoned by the SIT on March 21) on its web site, beta.thehindu.com, at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday. The exclusive was immediately picked up by television channels, news agencies, and other websites without crediting the original source.
Cute clowns, I say. Coochi coochi coo 🙂
Elsewhere, NudeX(XX) asked their viewers “if questioning of Narendra Modi is a democratic process”. A vast majority of democracy-bots – 75 %, felt “yes”. I was heartened that at least rest of 25 % were still humans, and had retained their natural sanity not supplanted by “artificial intelligence” borne out of meticulous news programming. Which means justice has become democratic. Who should be questioned, who should be punished would depend not on evidence available, but whims of button pushing bots wielding the power of TV remote and cell phone. And this is the highest form of democracy and justice Indian media has envisaged for its citizens! Reinforcing this vigilantism and lyrical lynching, little enthusiasm was shown in reporting that SPS Rathore had offered to undergo narcoanalysis, a fact that would disturb the systematically constructed tyrannical, cabalist image of the retired police officer.
Known to few, Bareilly has attained sovereignty independent of India, a fact, respecting which major news channels determined that 13 day-curfew in face of communal violence there was not news-worthy, but garlands and honey bees were.