When the mighty pen starts helping the sword

26 July 2008

Writer and lyricist Jayant Kaikini in Deccan Herald on the media coverage of the serial blasts in Bangalore that claimed one life and injured a couple of dozen:

“I am angry at the way the electronic media is making use of the incident and hyping it with a view on TRPs. The TV anchors are so excited, and though there are not too many details, minor information is being blown up.

“My children returned home from college safely, and I went home without any trouble. But a TV channel was reporting as if Bangalore is burning. People from all over Karnataka as well as the country thought that the situation was very bad, and this is exactly what the terrorists want. Instead, if the media is more restrained and behaves more sensibly then we can defeat the terrorists.”

Read the full story: Bangaloreans react

Link via Anand V.

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