News channel and print media have lost their relevance and working only for TRP.Daily news is as important as daily sunshine, but, in past few years, I have come to observation that news are no more unbiased. Instead of giving unbiased and true news only, the news channel as well as the print media have started to take sides or manipulate news to get more TRP only, and in turn twist the news to fit their paid agendas. I will not name any channel or print media but, yes, I have for long stopped my DTH subscription, as well as the newspaper which I used to read for almost 25 years.
Now, I rarely watch or read any news but just get a bit of update from here and there but, barely believe any. Only weather reports and traffic announcement are now relevant to me and rest are junk.
Not only have I saw some real nasty articles in print media but, also fake news on news channel. I wondered that is there any control or editing or verification mechanism before publishing or telecasting a news or everyone has got a free hand to show anything.
I knew that social media has no filters and can show any news be it fake or real, but I used to avoid them but now, even the prime news channel and print media is not lagging behind.
What I really feel is that we are just puppets or money minting machines whom everybody is trying to mould to fit their goals. We are living in a virtual world where everything and everyone is available for sale. No doubt, TV and print media are a very strong medium and they do impact individual choices and decisions and hence this game of influencing ones mind is at play openly.
What do members feel about it? Or is it only me.