“During the agitation following the gangrape of a girl in New Delhi, the electronic media has become the police station, the prosecution and even the judge,” Digvijay said.
After police constable Subhash Chand Tomar died during the agitation in the aftermath of the Delhi gangrape, the electronic media showed an eyewitness who claimed to have seen the security personnel falling down, he said.
The eyewitness was even shown saying that the policeman had not been hit by anything, the Congress leader said, adding that all this was not the job of the electronic media.
“I think all of us have become irrelevant and the nation should be left at the mercy of the electronic media who will run it,” Singh said.
He said, however, in contrast, the print media “behaves responsibly” and does not go on and on about any particular story.
Where is Digvijaya Singh when media is acting on the issue promtly,so I want to see the action from the congress leader before the media acts.Only comments can give any result,so shutup please.
So he came out of slumber. Can't expect of him to speak after due diligence. Police Commissioner can foretell the contents of post mortem report and media in not allowed to defend the public even with video footage! True character of our government and it's style!
We have to restrict electronic media from airing trivial issues or issues of individials involved.No one should be allowed to intrude soemone`s privacy.There should be some dignity and decorum involved in airing News.Atleast Govt. should ban private channels from airing New.Our Doordarshan and Akashavani have maintained dignity and decorum.
Its true that Media is going over board. Some of the Media is pre-determined to direct the discussion in such a way, their judgement is carried away in debate.
If POlice, Politicians and the Judiciary perform their duties why wud anybody believe the media . Media is showing it because people have lost faith in all the pillars of democracy in India. People belive media when they feel it is relevant with their day to day life style.
Why not? Because Police, Govt and Judge not performing his duty as people want.