Since the word “propaganda” acquired a negative connotation because of its use by the Germans during the war, Bernays blazed the trail of what the copycat world describes as “Public Relations”.
During UPA-1, several meetings were held in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to devise a Public Service Media insulated from the government and the market by a high powered Board of Trustees.
Barely two days before a dismal test series ended, Anna was reinstated at Ramlila ground. The 24X7 media had never had it so good.
Just in case you did not know, Muammar Qaddafi and Bashar Assad are victims of a media war, relentless, no holds barred.
The latest CAG report on CWG scam raises some uncomfortable questions with regard to the Indian media.
The Power Post, in a post on August 26, 2010, revealed how various top media outlets competed with each other to grab the ‘deal’ for providing ‘positive media coverage’ to the CWG 2010.
As for the Prime Minister, his interaction with the media must consist in a projection of the future, not 2G and “haan ji”.
Fair enough. If the US, Britain and France are at war, say, in Libya, who am I to object to their journalists becoming drumbeaters. The problem arises when that customized coverage becomes the only source of information for the intellectually colonized world.
As soldiers are very conscious of their public image, unfair media coverage causes immense pain to them.
If Tehelka, on leads that there was corruption in defence industry, can entrap political leaders and army officials by bribing them with cash (even prostitutes), then what is wrong with a political party planning a sting operation with a TV channel.