Senior journalists from Telugu newspapers and television news channels who participated in the book release function held here on Sunday lamented that the present trend in political satire has become more of targeting politicians than making witty commentary.

They were speaking at the release of the book, ‘Saradaaki' a compilation of articles of political satire by senior journalist Manugu Rajagopal.

Cover page of the book was designed by well-known artiste and director Bapu and foreword was written by late Mullapudi Venkataramana.

Senior journalists, K. Ramachandra Murthy ( HMTV), G.S. Varadachary, Devipriya, Kommineni Srinivasa Rao ((NTV), Vemuri Radhakrishna and K. Srinivas (Andhra Jyothi), Allam Narayana (Namaste Telangana), IJU secretary general Devulapalli Amar and others spoke.