Sunday, 16 September 2007

Comment from a reader...

We got to give it to this guy... The guy who wrote this comment... Dunno who the chappie is, but if there are any young journos (even some of the rubber bellied ones in Goa who believe they've done it all) reading this blog, observe the way this guys writes. That's an education in itself. Learn from it guys...
We are not saying this cause this anonymous guy speaks well about us. Take our word for it, that's not the reason we are putting this up here. This is one of the best written responses we've ever got... We may disagree with some of the things the guy says, especially the eulogy to a certain journo at the latter half of the comment (we are edited that portion).
The act counts, not the actor.


Hi Pricks
For quite some time, like many others, I have been discreetly reading the contents of your blog. The overwhelming response to your latest entry has, however, prompted me to come out of the closet, although behind a veil of secrecy. Your cash for editorials scam blog has all the makings of a Tarun Tejpal inspired Tehelka style eye-popper. In Goan journalism, this is as infrequent an occurrence as an eclipse is to astronomy.
What peeves and sometimes even amuses me are the comments that keep pouring in. Quite a number of them tend to digress and shoot off their mouths, throwing out a lot of spit in the process. What I'm beefing about here is that the minute the debate goes on a tangent,the purpose will soon be lost. The campaign against corrupt journalism must be sustained with the same frenzy with which it started. Public memory is brief and easily extinguishable.
There is a lack of good newspapers in Goa. Most of them are sanitary napkins or kitchen rags. Good journalists,like newspapers too, are a decaying or an extinct tribe in Goa. A good journalist is more than merely a great littérateur in a hurry. It means standing up for the truth and taking up social issues for the common good fearlessly.
Someone, once classified Ricoh and Derek as legends in Goa's journalist sphere. I beg to differ. Whilst I admire Derek's and Ricoh's inimitable writing styles, both of them lack the spine to set issues afire or to stir up public opinion. Great prose is a necessary hallmark of good journalism but not a sufficient one. Norman Dantas, Sujoy Gupta now belong to the breed of extinct good journalists, Goa once had.Rajan and Ervell, initially formidable stalwarts,belong to the decaying category.
(part edited)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rajan Narayan is a lewd joke, Ricoh is a silly joke, Sujoy Gupta is a sorry joke, Derek is only a joke. Pricks, you can now stop dragging out this investigation of Herald. You did a very good job but know when to stop. Start investigating Navhind Times now.

16 September 2007 at 10:42  
Blogger Pen Pricks said...

Anon 1: After we upload all the emails exchanged on the blog

16 September 2007 at 11:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Penpricks- attention

You have mentioned that a female from the Herald has been providing with the necessary information to you guys for your Cash for Editorial expose', Dont you think you have put this female in trouble. The Herald Bosses will try to screw every female in Herald who seems 'fishy' to them.

16 September 2007 at 18:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You guys have done a great job. But I cannot understand the fact that youll have mentioned a Girl from Herald passing you about the happenings in Herald, was it a slip of Pen, should I say or was it done with an intention to put a female into trouble purposely.

16 September 2007 at 18:28  
Blogger Pen Pricks said...

Guys... take our word for it... we have not let our source down, nor will we...

16 September 2007 at 19:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Its a good effort! I've been reading you guys since you started this blog during goa elections.. efforts well appreciated. I still would like to hear abt investigating and exposing our corrupt CMs, Depty CMs, minister MLAs. Probably a story with money for jobs, iffi, sex scams of ministers and their boys/sons, drug mafia and police .. rather than picking up on some newspapers which has no moral values.

17 September 2007 at 04:22  
Blogger Pen Pricks said...

anon the last one: Thanks man... but the latter is not our mandate... or next someone would ask us... 'hey why was there a murder in curtorim'... we've cut out a task for ourselves... we're trying to keep it going

18 September 2007 at 10:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last pen pricks: Why do you single out Curtorim?

18 September 2007 at 14:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a sensible comment which I reproduce here again: "... I still would like to hear about investigating and exposing our corrupt CMs, Depty CMs, minister MLAs. Probably a story with money for jobs, iffi, sex scams of ministers and their boys/sons, drug mafia and police .. rather than picking up on some newspapers which has no moral values."
The conclusion is that this "campaign" appears to have been initiated by those having a grudge against Abreau/Herald management. These are the same people who promote each other in various forums, including various websites/discussion groups

18 September 2007 at 17:52  
Blogger Pen Pricks said...

the last anon: fine conclusion
curtorim anon: Why not curtorim?

18 September 2007 at 18:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last pen pricks: You make it look as if Curtorim is the crime capital of Goa.
Nothing could be further from the truth!

18 September 2007 at 20:20  

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