AAP Vs Media

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Should media introspect on AAP's accusations?
Can't say

Its high time that the fourth pillar of democracy,media ,specially the
electronic media does some serious introspection.It should come clear of
act of sensationalism and accusations of being sold to corporate house
interests.Then only can it ask questions about standards of morality and
conduct from others.It doesn't matter who is making the accusations
here,what matters for India is that, are these accusations true.

from:  Jaya
Posted on: Mar 17, 2014 at 19:04 IST

Indian media is sensational, at the same time without them, no scams would have come to
light. They go over board in appreciating or criticising, but the same AAP and Arvind Kejriwal
relished it thoroughly and when he was being criticised for factual reasons, why can not he
accept it? He has , within no time , learnt the tricks of dirty politics and he proves that every
day. And so also his party members... If this goes like this they will lose their shine, which
was obtained initially as they seemed different. They are no longer like that.

from:  Swaminathan
Posted on: Mar 17, 2014 at 18:34 IST

Indian electronic media is not responsible as they just create
sensations by taking up trivilious issues. There is no fair debate on
the issues. These channels are puppets in the hands of the capitalists.
These channels are mafia bent upon destroying the spirit of democracy,
the healthy debate.

from:  rajinder
Posted on: Mar 17, 2014 at 16:36 IST

Kejriwal has not brought out anything new at all. It is very well
known that most media organizations, including the most prestigious
ones fall into this net. Moreover, AAP has no credibility in making
these allegations since they have retracted most statements about
media. AAP seems to know only sensationalization and not problem
solving. What "problems" did they solve while being in power, however
small or limited period it might have been? Comparing them with other
parties regarding performance is really pointless, since they claimed
they are the party with a difference!!

from:  Ramki Seshagiri
Posted on: Mar 16, 2014 at 19:49 IST

The media can not expect to be treated like a holy cow and not be
asked to show standards of propriety it demands from others .The truth
is that the media is biased and suffers from many maladies .It is
controlled by corporate houses , political parties who are in a
position to grant it advertisements and other favours . But the
biggest threat from the media is when it tries to foist its opinion on
citizens . Most of the so called political and economic experts
actually have only half baked ideas but yet in the garb of passing
educated opinion , we are asked to accept opinions of the
correspondents who have limited knowledge on the subject.

from:  Ashok Bhardwaj
Posted on: Mar 16, 2014 at 19:02 IST

Some sections of media are compromised for sure. Its evident from the kind of news they make. to bring it to context some of the media houses said that AAP supporters did vandalism and broke metal detectors in Mumbai.. however if one sees the video clips its visible that no body threw or broke it.. it was just that there were too many people so the metal detector fell.. some people are seen trying to lift it up but fail...
Even if they broke metal detectors is it worth being shown as National news??? How about Kumar Vishwas being attacked in UP and his supporters beaten and bleeding? this did not make it to headlines though it was more violent..
Some news channels are biased in covering the news some are biased with BJP some with Congress some with AAP, So media should stop self certifying them as free and independent!! Let the viewers decide if they are idenpendent.. the results of the survey speaks volume of what's the opinion of the public.

from:  vishal kumar
Posted on: Mar 16, 2014 at 16:44 IST

When AK suggests on how to pitch his interview to a journalist off camera, neither he is trying to buy the media nor his "discussion" is "out of context"...Its an irony that he doesnt allow the same reasoning for others...

AK proved that he too is Attention Seeking jus' like other politicians...

from:  Karthik
Posted on: Mar 16, 2014 at 11:04 IST

Whatever AK has said was right. It's very easy to know how media makes and breaks image. Up to the time when AK was pulling down congress, he was a good man but since then he started to attack BJP and especially Modi, he is been targeted every now and then. I can say the kind of coverage been given to Modi, explicitly indicate that there are some media persons with RSS mentality who deliberately trying to have a fight with AAP and AK in order to malign the image of AAP and AK to get people confused. This is not correct on any ground. It is a clear case of murder of a democracy. There is no body's wave, if there is any wave, it is media wave to spread false and fabricated news. People of India have got an opportubity that they can vote for a change but this time people's friendly medai for the sake of some money or other privileges have forgotten his role and doing politics. The man is being projected as a 'hope' is actaully a conspirator. Diversified India will down him in lok Sabha

from:  Asif Khan
Posted on: Mar 16, 2014 at 02:40 IST

its an abject situation, why can't arvind blame media? there have been
cases in past where corruption in media is proved. there are millions
of people posting and tweeting about the development of Gujrat. Trust
me most of them have never visited gujrat. The whole media has turned
against him by his remarks, why not have a debate on it that whether
it is possible like they have debates on every stupid topic. A few
days back whole media was supporting Kejriwal but after his remark
everybody is against him. Before this remark he was the hero of common
man and after this remark he himself is corrupt. Media can not freak
out because of few charges against them, Media itself targeted many
people so they should be calm enough to tackle these charges.

from:  Rahul Saxena
Posted on: Mar 16, 2014 at 01:02 IST

Media is one of the cornerstones of any country. Like judiciary,
emergency services, national protection fleet, media should also be an
independent body with the freedom to voice the facts about the
governance and reality in the country. Spinning stories is really bad
for the country as a whole. Brainwashing people make them more
suspicious and insecure. And more so allowing politicians to misuse
the power of medium is compromising the ethics of journalism. And Arvind was right to accuse about the culture of some media
taking to unethical practices. The media industry should come together
and try to reinstate the ethics and remove those polluting the entire
industry. Journalism is the voice of the people for the people, it
should not become a PR manager for politicians and corporates.
I adore The Hindu. Please take up an initiative to set right the
misdirection and lead the change to assure the people.

from:  SriMurthy
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 21:53 IST

If media is neutral it would have compared Gujarat with TamilNadu,Karnataka,Kerala etc. Gujarat doesn't fair enough on many parameters with any of these southern states. Modi and Gujarat are hypes. Except for Orissa,WB and TN where we have got strong and capable leaders. The rest of the country left with no option rather to choose BJP. AAP is the only party which can put check to BJP. BJP is nothing but just a corporate party. It is not at all good for the country. It is not AAP which is congress-B it is BJP. As both follow exactly the same policies that is nothing but selling the country to corporates and to USA. People should vote for parties based on communist views. Anyway, we need to wait for 5 more years for the people to mature enough to understand that Modi cannot uplift the lives of poor or middle class instead he will deteriorate the situation further.

from:  Yuvaraj Aravindan
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 21:23 IST

kejriwal is right in his attempt like all other politician..but he ts
trying to engulf the whole cake in fraction of second..

Narendra modi's role in 2002 is justified and he did it very smoothly
and is now free and fair..His intention was fine.

Mr kejriwal :plz take your own time to understand the tedious formulas
of this game. u may be right in your intention but play the game very
take every step with perfect calculation because once u have wrog
image (watever may b reason ) u will be discarded blindly by masses.

from:  sudhanshu kumar
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 21:18 IST

I strongly agree with what Mr. Arvind Kejriwal has stated. Since two
months, it is quite apparent that some media channels have been trying
to malign AAP and trying to project Mr. Narendra Modi as the only
possible saviourM for the country. Media is the voice of the nation. All
honest journalists should come forward and try to report the true
picture of Gujrat which till now, has been biased and painted. Let the
truth prevail!

from:  Ashima
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 20:07 IST

If we just see that and think it properly kejriwal is right some of the
media person paid out by big corporates and political parties in order
to make wrong to right and right to wrong.AK is not wrong media is
showing unrelevent things of aap party
if we talk of modi there is lot of things which is based on facts
which is not being shown by media
this is not a problem of country even in state like punjab most of
media are is in hand of ruling govt...few month ago a channel has been
closed down because they are showing against badal govt

Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 18:44 IST

It is political stunt of Kejriwal...why he not compare farmer suicide
with other state and all of the issue relating to development,Remember
he is also part of political system, not a social worker..when he got
chance to improve Delhi...why he politician always use
available resources in benefit of only lokpal works...he
said Gujarat position is bad than Bihar,I live in Bihar, I know
condition well.....He say Ambani-Adani rules Gujarat,If any politician
utilize corporate body in development of state..without conceding
interest of all part of society....what is wrong...HE CAN ONLY MAKE
ALLEGATION BUT NOT WORK....But these words is also good to make
check and balance among Governments...

from:  Abhinav Kumar
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 18:02 IST

What about Mr AK advising the anchor of a leading Hindi TV news channel about how to present his interview? That particular video has gone viral. After that video, Mr AK should answer first which media is sold to which political party.

from:  k.v.rao
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 17:55 IST

If Media is opportunist , same is Kejriwal ji. Of course there has been
complain bout paid news, that has to be inquired and license should be
cancelled for concerned publication/news agency. But,the one who always
complain about others,should see himself first.

from:  Anupam
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 17:31 IST

Most journalists in the field are honest however the corporate owners of almost all
media groups are compromised. Mr. Mukesh Ambani publicly owns 27 news
channels in India. Will those news channel be able to show if he is involved in scams.
There is a clear conflict of interest in ownership of media.

from:  aseem behl
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 16:49 IST

Media is the biggest opportunist in India.

They used AAP and Kejriwal to increase their own TRPs and now they say
they promoted AAP. I have seen many TV channels screwing Kejriwal
before becoming Chief Minister. Times Now Goswami while interviewing
almost said Kejriwal will lose Delhi Elections! India TV tried all
guns to defeat him in AAP KI Adalat. It's Kejriwal's determination and
public faith that made AAP great success!

It's shame on media houses to claim they were reason for AAP success!
Now they are not showing much of AAP but still they are favourite!
It's time for honest journos to raise their voices.

Thanks Hindu for posting my opinion. Jai Hind!

from:  praveen nambiar
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 16:39 IST

little section of media have forgotten its responsibility and reacting
on there ego .

there is law for all
corrupt politicians and so on
but who will think of media corruption

media is the face of people and its thinking
media should judge it self first then any one else

from:  bilal
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 16:22 IST

Simple example: Kejriwal has made specific allegations like 800 farmers have committed
suicide in Gujarat. It should be easy for any media house to say whether this is true or false.
But they don't. Why not? It is obvious that they have been paid off.

from:  Gurmeet Chadha
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 16:01 IST

There is no doubt that the media is totally compromised. Only the degree varies from one
media house to another. There are many journalists who have become owners of media houses
or hold equity in newspapers. These holier-than-thou scribes must teach us young Indians how
they became so rich so quickly because all of them come from financially weak backgrounds.
They now claim they are totally honest and all others are dishonest.

from:  Leena Jha
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 16:01 IST

Strange to say AAP is created by media. Does it mean that without any mettle media promotes anyone like AAP? Is Indian media so discriminating that they did not select you or me but Arvind Kejrival from more than 100 cr people of India? we shouldn't so mean to discredit anyone.
let us do one experiment. Read any newspaper of last five days and answer to your heart. do you still feel media is not bias?
whether Kejrival will be remembered or not is another issue. In a country where parents are ignored why should we remember MR. A or K?

from:  suryakant
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 15:51 IST

Dear Sir,
I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that the media is biased. And that some channels are selectively targeting people on their paymasters insistence is no secret.A case in point is raking up Bunglow issue of Kejriwal,Security cover,Spam company etc.Are these issues of national importance that need to be forced down our throats night after night after night.A English news channel doesn't miss an opportunity to belittle AAP for every action. Hardened criminals with scores of cases against them are getting tickets to fight elections,they are not discussed,but a minor crowd reaction at Mumbai railway stations is reported as a mob attack. Who are these media houses trying to fool.The change in reporting has become evident since around two months back. We accept the past achievements of media houses which have been sensational and were acknowledged by one and all.Using those achievements to posture themselves as the conscience & savior of the common man is ridiculous.Introspect

from:  SVVR Harinarayan
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 15:49 IST

Media does have a strong influence on society.Infact ppl develop their opinion based
on the reports shown in media.I'm no big supporter of Mr Kejriwaal..but I do feel
that what ever he's saying about the media is true to some extent..
thaali dono haath se bajti hai.

from:  Sana Ahmed
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 15:44 IST

What no TV anchor will tell you about Modi:

Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has
assiduously worked to create a larger than life-size image of himself.
All the bigwigs of India Inc. are rooting for him, throwing open their
money bag.

Modi has commissioned several multinational marketing, public relations
and event management firms for his image makeover task, allocating
close to Rs. 4,000 crore.

The obvious message that Modi is trying to din into the minds of the
people is: “The country has only one choice – Modi, Modi and only

Modi keeps away from journalists. Even when he calls a press
conference, only he talks and unabashedly ignores question from
journalists. Whenever he has been pushed to a corner by a journalist,
he has simply ended the interview and walked away.

He has tightened over the civil and police administration with his
carrot and stick policy by rewarding servile officials and punishing
those who refuse to bend.

from:  Prince Kumar
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 15:34 IST

What Kejriwal did is the right thing.Did any of these media cared to go to Gujarat and see the so called development for themselves?If Modi is great, then people should know it. It should not be throgh media created hype.

from:  Jayakrishnan
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 15:23 IST

I feel AAP likes and liked the media attention that it had received
ever since it was formed and become a strong contender in the Delhi
elections. However ever since the AAP government resigned the media
attention has reduced. For a party which always wants to be in the
limelight and media attention the recent statements are a way of
telling the media that you guys are not giving us the attention we
need. AAP's behavior is more like a child that wants attention from
its parents.
Media likes to focus on news that would increase their viewership
until a few weeks back AAP was driving viewership but now people are
not convinced about the ability of this party and are no longer
interested in this party. The media's lack of attention is a
reflection of the people's mood in the country.

from:  Karthik
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 15:20 IST

AAP was created and promoted by Media. AAP is media's child. Post-
elections, people will totally forget if Kejri ever existed.

from:  Milan
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 15:16 IST

AAP is saying what is implicit in indian media...Though open attack and taking fire from all sides is one true virtue(or vice.!)of this party.

from:  Mani Singh
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 14:10 IST

There is nothing wrong with Kejriwal's statement that the media failed
to expose Narendra Modi's real Gujarat. They are painting an excellent
"all good" picture about Gujarat and crediting Modi for the
"development". Further, Kejriwal's statement that some media or media
persons are reporting news with fallacies and project Narendra Modi as
a man who is most sought for today. No Sir, it is sheer hype; far from
realities. Modi runs the rallies with people who were brought from
outside, paid for the fare, food and accommodation plus a certain
amount, and make us believe they are real BJP supporters. How many
news channels tell us about these realities? It is sickening to read
every other reporter depict Modi as a superman. A few biggest
companies in India want Narendra Modi’s favors, they pump his election
extravaganzas. Do the media want us to believe that they (the media)
do not have any such news with them?). Did Modi ever deliver a message
for India’s development or how he will transform the present situation
to better? No, because he don’t have one. Why the media refrained from
highlighting his inabilities? In 2002 Gujarat riots, thousands of
people killed and property worth billions destroyed and the very same
media at that time highlighted those massacre and termed it as
“pogrom”, how come now they whitewash him as a saint who did not
commit any sin?
As for as Modi wave is concerned, there is no such thing in Jammu and
Kashmir, Assam, Bihar, Odhisha, West Bengal, Uttra Pradesh,
Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and
Karnataka. Let the impartial media go to these state and report
honestly what is the situation prevailing there. These 12 states alone
have a combined strength of exactly 400 seats. You will be surprised
to know that the BJP will not win more than 50 seats in these 12
states. How the media is doing justice if they hide this true factual

from:  K.J.Haroon Basha
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 13:47 IST

people watch all the new/channels ,so they can judge/decide or know issues ,so biased propaganda effects are almost null.main issue is like other fields ,media also needs controls or systems for irregularities.some news house think they are above the system ,indulge in unethical manipulations. - a public observation

from:  raj
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 13:05 IST

I suspect the media, especially some tv news channels give undue importance in projecting some politicians and their activities with a view to impress the viewers during this election season. As all of us know it is through media the people get influenced by the activities of a candidate or a party. If the media is not impartial then on whom the viewers or the readers could have faith? Why the media should not be accountable to the genuiness of the material it print or telecast for the public?

from:  Thulaseedas
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 13:03 IST

All business are run for profit only. Some parties have resources to run advertisements in TV channels and news papers paying the charges for it. If the channel gives undue importance to news regarding the above parties and repeat them frequently, it is surely currying favour with those parties. Worse is the case when they suppress good news regarding parties who do not have resources release repeat advertisement and exaggerate the small slips by the leaders of such parties and replay them. Hold debate as though something very bad is about to happen or already happened to press freedom.These channels completely ignore what happened to the jounalists of Channel Bangalore.Press freedom is close to the heart of every Indian.

from:  Hariharan
Posted on: Mar 15, 2014 at 12:14 IST
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