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October 8, 2009

Revenge: The Solution?

I was watching the news, when I came across this (see below) and surely the media channels are falling to a new lows in an attempt to report news.

I am not sure if anybody talked to the boy about what he is saying and shows complete lack of apathy from the channel side which goes on to flash news about the boy's vow for revenge.

One can understand the plight of the child who lost his father but trying to cashing on it by covering his admission of revenge is something I think could have been avoided given the situation and the emotions involved. What does a seven year old know about revenge?

It's time that we have media watchdogs, so that such incidents are reported and taken off the air instead of showcasing the lack of sensitivity!!


Grayquill said...

I am a fraid it will get worse before it gets better. News poeple have few morals - I think.

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Anonymous said...

There's no such thing as ethics in journalism any more I think. Plus this looks like a Bollywood movie to be honest...you know, where the child says he will grow up and avenge his father's death or mother's abuse...Shameful...

The Survivor said...

@ Grayquill

I think so too, just makes me wonder what the world is coming to...

@ Sunil

Thanks for the award Mate, I'll try to get the tag done soon.

The Survivor said...

@ PB

It certainly seems so. I never looked at it from that point, but makes the case.

Yup it is!

Karthik said...

Totally agree with you. Though it is saddening to see the child's face, the things he says shouldn't be supported. Well whatever it is, at least they shouldn't have shown that on tv.

Winnie the poohi said...

This is utter crap :( media.. well what can we say.. we like to bash them.. but then they are also a business! So i wonder.. if this is what general public like.. then well..

You know this is like the point that Ayn Rand tried to make.. in Fountainhead... you know.. about the character Gail .. have you read it?

The Survivor said...

@ Kartik

Thanks Mate.

@ Winnie.

They are in a business where moral ethics needs to have more relevance than any other forms of business.

Yes, I did and you will find many Gail's in the word who would manipulate for their convenience.

Sorcerer said...

ethics and media..
they dont mix well.
God save the world!

Indian Home Maker said...

I saw the child and had the same thought.
Shocking and sad.
I also wondered if it was right to show the child on national Television at all.

The Survivor said...

@ Sorcerer

I don't agree, its about choices and everyone seems to be taking the easy way out.


Time to set up media watchdogs to take care of such issues