In the race for the TRPs, journalism has become just another form of entertainment. It is no more a serious profession but a playground of absurd creativity in order to titillate people. Remember how Sridevi’s death became a bathtub circus, it was disheartening to even watch the news. Nowadays, journalism is not a responsibility but a mere business deal where the louder you are, the more profit you make.
The channel ‘News18’, broadcasted the death of an Apple store executive, Vivek Tiwari, like an action video game. To portray his killing, they decided to kill the victim via VFX on National TV.
How insensitive one can be? What can be more disrespectful than this? Not only journalism but even morality is dead.
Vivek Tiwari was shot dead by the UP police when he allegedly tried to run over them. The probe is still on this case. Two constables, Prashant Chowdhury and Sandeep Kumar, who shot Vivek under fallacious circumstances have been arrested.
The good part is that people are standing against such pathetic broadcast and raising their voice. Because enough is enough. This Reddit thread is what every journalist must read to realize how idiotic they have become.
This is what the people said:
Who watches them?
Someone needs to sue to such news channels.
TRPs is everything.
That too I doubt.
And their inspiration is…
Who keeps an eye on them? Nobody!
All we ask, will the real journalism please stand up?