The Media Mafia


In connection to a case where every Indian has been ripped off 10,000 rp (approx) , CNN IBN ran a 1 hr show dedicated entirely to support CORPORATE LOBBYISTS. (Dec 16th http://ibnlive.in.com/videos/137688/should-lobbying-be-legalised-in-india.html) and posted its own views as VIEWER comments Supporting LOBBYING IN INDIA… all 5 comments posted were **FAKE TWEETS MANIPULATED JUST TO INFUSE THE THOUGHT AMONG PEOPLE THAT LOBBYING IS GOOD**  I.e They wanted people to believe what Nira Radia has done is professional ..!!

(Thanks to a brilliant viewer who suspected those tweets, when he/she searched for those tweets in twitter, they were found to be non existent accounts ! http://dalalmedia.posterous.com/)

This TWEET SCAM or the TWEETGATE  has the media would term it, was covered in THE HINDU as well – http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article961539.ece

In this case, What Did CNN IBN Expect to Happen ?!!

There is a theory in mass communication SPIRAL OF SILENCE THEORY”

It states “The Mass media play a large part in determining what the dominant opinion is, since our direct observation is limited to a small percentage of the population. The mass media have an enormous impact on how public opinion is portrayed, and can dramatically impact an individual’s perception about where public opinion lies, whether or not that portrayal is factual.” (Wikipedia)

CNN IBN  by posting all the five tweets  supporting LOBBYING and following it up with the Editors View Supporting Lobbying is desperate to Convince and Influence its viewers that LOBBYING IS GOOD and What Mr.RatanTata has done is Acceptable.

“It tried Skilfully to Manipulate Public Opinion”

Note: Almost all the comments received in CNN-IBN website on whether to legalize lobbying, Thrashed it. Everyone Tweeted against Lobbying, but they weren’t shown, they went ahead broadcasting  their self cooked tweets supporting lobbying !

Why did they do this ?!

Another P.R activity for the corporates.
CNN-IBN Ran their own agenda to get some respect for the corporates who pay them.

Lessons to be learnt

  • Yet another example for News channels not being credible.
  • They can run crap stories if someone is willing to pay them for covering it.
  • They Manipulate Public Opinion, when they fail, They post their own Opinion as Public Opinion.
  • They Don’t Work for “common man” as they claim themselves, they work for the “corporate man”.
  • They Don’t highlight what people really need to know, they highlight what “they” want people to know.

It doesn’t mean it is true if they speak loudly and fearlessly looking straight into the camera, specially journalists who claim they practice “New age journalism”

Pay Attention!

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3 thoughts on “The Media Mafia

  1. I agree the entire media is a voice of its masters (read owners and funding corporates). But not all independent reporting is unbiased. Most reporting stinks of bias which is based on pre-conceived notion against or for an issue. I still wonder what is wrong in lobbying. Corruption exists in the absence of lobbying and may continue to exist even when lobbying is allowed openly. I think absence of lobbying leads to shady, ‘come in the dark corner’ kind of deals. In fact if lobbying is allowed atleast everyone would know in whose interest a particular policy is being proposed. This will enable immediate intervention from relevant authorities. This most definitely will avoid loss to the public exchequer. And why wd I care if some politicians and lobbyists continue to make money. As far as the public exchequer doesn’t lose!

    1. Allowing Corporate Lobbying would mean freedom to special interest groups .. it would allow them to write their own policies, legislations and in this case determining ministerial positions…! isnt that a mockery of democracy ?! does POWER REALLY LIE WITH PEOPLE ?!! and you mentioned “In fact if lobbying is allowed atleast everyone would know in whose interest a particular policy is being proposed.” , yes we will know in whose interest lobbying is done .. and we can only be mere spectators with no real POWER to choose ! you believe in “immediate intervention” in our country ?! “immediate intervention” in our country off late has been for stories highlighted by media for their own TRP and broadcasted live like a reality show ! i fear that wont happen given the amount of private interests thats associated with these stories ! “public exchequer” has been the loser no matter whose at the left , right or center ! 😐 I will extend my full support to LOBBYISTS if they work for Public Interest unfortunately thats isnt the situation here !!! and in this case of Media Manipulation you can see how far media can push themselves to earn money ! they are just sucking as much as possible from both people and corporates which is even more alarming ! 😕

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