Sunday, 16 December 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: ANOTHER REASON WHY THE GOAN MEDIA STILL NEEDS TO CHANGE ITS UNDERWEAR!

MORE FOLIAGE IN CHURCHILL'S FAMILY TREE: Before we start this post guys, just so that you know, the chap on the right in this pic is Savio Alemao, son for former MP and current cabinet minister Churchill Alemao. This photo was published prominently in the Herald a few days back... of course along with several advertisements wishing him a very "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
This isn't news guys...
This is the worst form of advertising Goan newspapers indulge in.
Its the easy way out. And often the best way if you are the owner's kin and the advertising bigwig in a newspaper set up, with no one to question these completely unethical and journalism squelching practices.
Savio (not the Savio in the birthday picture, but the bearded guy on the right... see just next to this line... This other Savio we are talking about now is the advertising chief in the Herald and close kin to Herald's managing director Raul Fernandes)... stop doing this will you man...

What news sense does it make to have this photo in your newspaper? Sure you got the money in your coffer, but do you really realise how much of a fool you are making yourself... Savio Alemao is no big shakes... He is just a commercial pilot for godsake and from this pic, it looks like a family celebration, man. Do you realise Savio, that you reducing the Herald to a joke.
Get off your ass and sweat some on the field man and do some real marketing. Stop this shit bud.
Guys, you know how this pic found its way in the newspaper? Goa's crassest political fixer Burman (do read up this link) pushed it in return for the ads Herald received congratulating Churchill's son.
So Savio work man... slog some man... And next time when some journo goes for an interview with some biggie, make sure you don't tag along like you do most times... and ask the interviewee for an ad the moment the interview's over... You know who asks for money that quick, once the job's over, don't you?

Guys, if you are convinced with what we’ve written out here, do call the guys responsible in the Herald and speak your mind to them. Ask them why this ad was published in the first place. Place your protest on record. Or you could also call them, if you want to listen to their side of the story... here are some useful numbers...
Raul Fernandes: Owner and editor-in-chief 09822100188
Robin Abreu: Editor Herald 09822122325 and 0832-2433373 (direct line)
Herald board numbers: 0832-2224202/2228083/

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is the Herald different, in this aspect, as compared to the others?

What say penpricks???

17 December 2007 at 00:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The journos did something. They gheraoed the cops in the vanishing Mahindra Bolero case. For more insight read http://penpricks.blogspot.com/2007/12/it-happened-at-night-suddenly-he-didnt.html

If any journo wants to know the Bolero owner's name, please visit www.goatransport.com and type in the vehicle's registration number.

17 December 2007 at 01:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What more could you expect from politicized O Heraldo!
Its like buttering the Alemao's to gather some crumbs. How stinking...

17 December 2007 at 05:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why r u guys spoiling this brat's birthday? spare him the pricks plsss. For he is a Prick!

17 December 2007 at 12:20  
Blogger A Bisht said...

to be honest with you, the title of your post aroused my curiosity and I just clicked the link to read it, but even though the content was very different from what i thought in the beginnig of the thread, the post was very readable.
keep doing good work

19 December 2007 at 00:23  
Blogger A Bisht said...

to be honest with you, the title of your post aroused my curiosity and I just clicked the link to read it, but even though the content was very different from what i thought in the beginnig of the thread, the post was very readable.
keep doing good work

19 December 2007 at 00:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your title about the media needing to change it's UNDERWEAR triggered something in me.

Come March/April, we will now have Brazilian female dancers for our carnival. And yeah they don't wear any UNDERWEAR. I'll go further, they don't wear anything!

And then the people in Goa will wonder... how did little Geeta, little Jane, little Hasina, little Anil, little Joe, little Aamir get sexually assaulted!

And our media, will cover the stories. Words like shocking, dumbfounded, will have little or no effect on the desensitised populace. The media will all hide behind the phrases 'we are just doing our job', 'don't kill the messenger', 'it is our social responsibility'. Words of little solace!

The guys in the media have to be alert. Here are possible solutions.

1. Ask the GIDC MD as to whether any minimum modesty dress code has been enforced?

2. Since they are Brazilians, they could be told to inquire & implement Roman Catholic & Muslim modesty dress code of their country.

3. If any group in Goa finds a costume offensive, the people should be permitted to dress the spouse of the MD and chairman in that costume. That should act as a detterent.

19 December 2007 at 00:57  

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