Monday, 21 May 2007


Every elections, a certain coterie of journalists are known to publicly express their political sentiments and leanings. But speaking on behalf of politicians or supplying them with suggestive replies to pesky queries posed during press conferences (PCs) certainly takes the cake that too by certain senior journos.
So also a new trend being observed in the print media these days is the eye-catching front page and half-page regional party or scam-tainted politician adverts appearing in the disguise of news items supposedly written by either reporters, correspondents or freelance writers in two of the state's leading English dailies.
What makes a sharp reader smell a rat and be extremely suspicious of this tomfoolery is the very fact that the articles in the two dailies read verbatim, parantheses by parantheses.
And I strongly feel if this is not opposed or protested by us journos, this trend could spell the demise of active journalism in the state with certain publications now deciding to sell their print space to the higgest bidder and openly express their political viewpoints instead of maintaining a neutral stand and letting its reader be the judge of the various political parties in the state.


Blogger Politico Rodrigues said...

Pen Pricks,
Would love to hear your commentary on the Save Goa Front.

Is SGF actually another "Susegad Goan Fraud" or do you believe that the name actually is a genuine attempt at saving the basic foundation of Goan culture?

22 May 2007 at 11:13  
Blogger Pen Pricks said...

Hey politico... this blog's for media strippers... NGO poledancers conclave sits in the next room ;)

22 May 2007 at 16:19  
Blogger Pen Pricks said...

This entry "MEDIA YA BHEDIA" is perhaps the best one sent in by a reader yet... Keep it coming guys

22 May 2007 at 23:34  

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