Don’t shoot me, I’m just the piano player

29 August 2007

Blaming the media—shooting the messenger—has become a blood sport, even with those with blood on their hands. Jhoomur Bose of CNN-IBN sends a poetic note to those who blame it on the media when what they see or hear doesn’t conform with their own closely held views and beliefs.

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Hello, can one talk to you,
Could you spare your minutes few?
This is about the Media,
And sincerely one had no idea…
That you could hate it so much,
And refuse even to touch;
Or consider the simple concept,
That even the media could take some wrong steps.
(While you are such a human strong,
You have never done a single wrong?)
Come let’s blame it on the Media,
It’s always a bloody good idea…
To say Hey Cameraman!
You should also have been Superman;
To stop that blast and prevent that flood,
And fight the villains, and curb the blood.
(While you vote for the villains,
To launder your clandestine millions?)
Come let’s blame it on the Media,
It’s always a bloody good idea…
To ask hey how come you Reporter,
You don’t have that noose a little tighter?
Around a corrupt politicians’ head,
Who steal our very daily bread.
(While you walk with pride,
And give them a hefty bribe?)
Come let’s blame it on the Media,
It’s always a bloody good idea…
To say they did nothing but write,
Too many words, some banal, some trite;
And yet those words don’t fill with dread,
For on our land the killers still tread.
(While you will never do your bit,
For it’s far easier to throw a fit??)
Come let’s blame it on the Media,
It’s always a bloody good idea…
Secure in your homes to sit and complain,
Call the media names; give them some pain.
But let me tell you, You are also the SAME;
You do NOTHING else but play the blame game.
But then let’s blame it on the Media now,
After all the Public is always holier than thou.

Read the full article here: Blame it on the media

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