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Pay and Watch the Crime !!

June 30, 2008


Do you pay for watching crimes, or hourly updates about who killed whom and who was raped, and where ?.

I know that was a rude question. Let me ask you again, you watch most of news channels these days right ? Aren’t you paying for the news about murder and rape all the time, ignoring a lot of important things ? If this is hard to believe, here is some statistics

A study by the Centre for Media Studies (CMS) says that six channels beamed news and special programmes on the double murder for 39.30 hours out of a total 92 hours prime time — from 19:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs — between May 16 and June 7. That’s 42 per cent of prime time over 23 days.

Is this because, we are more interested in these kinds of news ? Is it because, this is a kind of cruel entertainment, almost similar to reality shows ? Is there a way, to tell the Media, that this is not what we are more concerned about ? ( not that we should ignore things like this, but we should not simply commercialize crime right ? )

Yesterday, The Hindu published an interesting and thought provoking article, something made me write this post. Read the complete article here

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2008 9:53 pm

    yeah i used to do tht. 😀
    even being a gal of 16 i used to watch these , i use to switch through cnn ibn n ndtv for most of the time what we see is something happening in dis real world na we should be aware of these also….i use to watch it with such interest but now i am rethinkning, is that a good habit??

  2. July 1, 2008 5:31 pm

    HMM..might be we do…after all that is what really sells,i stopped watching news sometime back…

  3. July 1, 2008 11:20 pm

    Its better to read newspapers now a days. News channels just play with my blood pressure.

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