Hostels are stays with the least internalized understanding. This ticks me off the remotest chance of viewing the NEWS telecasted every day. Minty tinny shows of channels are the preference of lots and hence our TV blinks and flashes every moment in the very futile effort of multi channel viewing, with thousands of choices other than NEWS. The precious chances I get in the dry time is often spoilt by the off- late art of (hypo) critical discussions and analysis of topics by channels, which needs no relevance of their such video audio conferencing. It’s pitiful to see how media exploits certain incidents and use them for making cheap publicity. These horrid discussions at times force me switch off the TV at the very instant over a reflux.
Why is the media so obsessed? I would say discussing such incidents again and again, and showing those unpleasant footages repeatedly on the television would do more harm than creating awareness among the public. It would only aggravate things, when people sit in studio floors and keep on repeating how someone got killed/harassed, etc; describing each and every scene of that, as if they witnessed it.
I think I should rephrase and say exaggerating instead of describing because that’s actually what they do in front of the camera. Media has a kind of eccentric and shameful obsession for such cases, and the madness often break-off the all set limit when some of the public goes along with the ride, discussing these stories in buses, streets, parks and in every bit of stride.
One’s outlook is entirely different from another. A topic can take the meaning of his/her choice, be it right or wrong. But the media is now trying to make the viewers take, believe and swallow the interpretation of the topic by the discussing genius, who is left to travel only through a guided path that the higher-ups have set for him. This is brainwashing because the methods that the channels adopt are overt and the controlled environment is very obvious.
It is one’s moral strength that informs and orders his power of reason; and without it the mind becomes little more than a recording machine waiting for imprints. This is what one looks like while watching the television discussions that happen these days.
The media now think that people have lost the ability to relate the images of their own brains, without television intervening to tell them what it means. Almost every comedy I see in these discussions is about people making all wrong choices and all the errors of judgment possible.
We have the right to make choices about what we should hear, where to look, how we want to feel about what’s going on. But nowadays are left with little choices and are forced to listen to all these bizarre discussions for no sensible reason at all!
The print media too are madly in love with such stories. I really don’t understand what’s there in the mind of journalists while jotting down pages and pages of articles about those ghastly incidents related to these people that we the commoners want to forget and wipe-out from their lives. Don’t you think they all should move on and report something else; as there are a lot more things other than all these in our country and in this big world.