I am so sick of vigilantism by some of the television channels that now I understand why TV is called an ‘Idiot Box‘. 24 by 7 these news channels are sermonizing and their panelists are forcing on their agendas that involuntarily seep into ordinary Indian’s conscious and eventually grows into a monstrous herd mentality.
“India’s Daughter” documentary on Nirvaya case is a must-see for all us Indian men but the megalomaniac Arnab Goswami and Times Now and News X went hammer and tongs as moral police to ban the airing of the documentary in India. If Nirvaya’s mother and father have no problem with the documentary, who are they to enforce ban? I want to see it and I will see it. Our politicians get cowed down by these cacophonous news anchors and their TV debates that unfortunately mould opinion and hence succumb. Jaya Bachchan’s opposition to the airing was absurd. She was right on the point that justice is delayed but I wonder why she doesn’t want India to see the ugly side of us Indians. Meenakshi Lekhi was disgusting in attributing the fact that the documentary will effect India’s image. If India has this ugly side, why hide it? Why blame a foreigner when no Indian documentary maker took the initiative of make one on this case. Parliamentarians like Javed Akhtar and Anu Aga voiced in favor of the airing of the documentary and I respect them for standing out.
We are getting influenced by the constant moral-policing by TV Channels. No news channel is giving me news but constantly sermonising us – the ordinary Indian and hence corrupting the ordinary Indian thought process. Want my opinion to be individual and free. I don’t want lectures. Let Arnab Goswami lead a life away from Times Now and nobody will even spit on him. Sitting on a high-chair, these TV Anchors behave like arrogant opinion makers and the morons who own these media houses with hidden agendas fool ordinary people of the nation.
I am so sick of these vigilantism by TV Channels that I hope others too realise that the constant chattering by news anchors and studio panelists are making idiots out of us. Ban beef, ban liqour, ban documentaries, ban books, ban movies….Let’s just Ban These TV anchors and that will save us and the country. No Arnab Goswami or Rajnath Singh can stop me from seeing ‘India’s Daughter’ and see how sick these men are and probably help me introspect too.