Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Foot in Mouth?

Have been following current news but none of them are just worth it. Not just worth it. I am of the opinion that media agencies should move to body shopping business instead. With all their media people contracting  services to politicians lobbyists!

There has been a phenomena off late where the news channels and the news papers report "foot in mouth" disease of various 'apparently-famous' folks.  Apparently famous because I don't recognize half of them. Either I must be living as an isolated sack to not know them or that they really are not that famous.

Some day a religious man throws his invaluable opinion about a latest incident that shook the nation; and there goes the crowd gung-ho! The news channels, news papers first report, then analyze and the same crowd rebukes and finally publishes his "I am sorry" speech. Another day its a hell-knows-from-where politician.

Now! everyone is entitled to their opinion sir. But are you guys not feeding them what they are hungry for? Fame? Five minutes of fame? Would it not be better to give the person and the statement the (un)importance they deserve? Would it not then be all easy? You really didn't hear anything stupid or even if you did; you give it the best treatment - IGNORANCE.

Instead what is done? Give the magnanimous importance, tom-tom it all around and the no-body gets discussed by everybody.  The so called "accidental" foot in mouth gives them what they are hungry for - FAME. I think it is a calculated foot in mouth they orchestra to gain that fame and boy! how they succeed.

Their gain and what are we? Foolish of course!

21 comments:

  1. Precisely and why it is easy damn easy to become famous these days.
    A nonsense uttered and you have the whole media and masses falling for it .


    When some one said that 90% of Indians are fools it was matter of fact.

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    1. Every damn news is breaking and with social networking like Twitter and Facebook, news literally spreads like wildfire. People consume and propagate it without even realizing it

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  2. People and their stupidity.
    Media and its insane publicity.
    Just foolish.

    And what are we? Foolish ofcouse!

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    1. Ajay,

      Welcome to B Log. Thank you for the comments. Yeah, hope we get wiser

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  3. Easiest way to get some limelight! They just know how to manipulate the media and people as well.

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    1. Rachna,

      Precisely. Though we realize it, we still get consumed. Sad

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  4. Well put Bindu. Funny post. Made me giggle. It's cool that you are keeping track of current affairs in the middle of all the hulla gulla.

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  5. Far too many afflicted by this disease!!

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  6. This disease is pretty rampant now a days! If, one media house takes the stance of ignoring such FiM statements, there are so many others to share just that! And since we are hungry for such masala news, the channel gets more TRP etc etc! So everybody goes gaga over these silly nonsense issues and this makes everybody happy... the media, the public and of course the Foolish also get their 5 minutes (more than that) of fame!

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    1. Yeah, win-win :) But who is losing? The us :)

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  7. We must get our facts right.It is a pity,most of news channels....most....are now directly or indirectly controlled by big business houses for whom all that matters is the bottom line.
    If one channel pivs up a story,even if it is irrelevant...other channel is forced into carrying the same story under a different name,different capsule etc.
    By no stretch on imagination can I accept a situation where editor is part owner in business ,is politically inclined...which is natural.
    Let us not forget,News channels finally need to show profits which come fom Ads and biggest advertiser is the Govt.Isnt the msg so clear?
    I for one don't subscribe to comments of and on any Godman as there is no Godman.

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    1. Chowla sir,

      Exactly, everyone knows this and yet none use their minds

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  8. So what do we do? What do we gonna do? Nothin', mate, but have a good laugh, coz thats the way the world is! If you ask me, 90% of the illness of the world and 99% of the goodness of world is because of the media. Up to us to choose.

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  9. You are absolutely right...The latest in the event is the defence lawyer who called the victim nearly a prostitute...

    What all people do for money and fame...

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