Friday, July 18, 2008

Is this the news that people really read?

Every time I open Samachar.com I am amazed at the headlines that they choose to display as their front line stories. Either it is about Bollywood actors or some bizarre thing that has happened in a remote part of the country that is just there to create sensationalism. I mean sure even I like my healthy dose of Bollywood gossip and these strange happenings need to be covered - but the headlines? Sify in particular just comes up with the weirdest things. Today's Sify headlines include - "Brit Blokes are the biggest bedroom liars" (sorry?), "Liquor fed chickens sell like hotcakes" (riiiight!), "Wanted: Urine donors for NASA's space lavatory" (HUH?).

But apparently I shouldn't blame the website. Guess what the most clicked-on story of the day from Samachar Top25 is? "Amrita Rao left red faced as her choli slips off"!!!!

I am in shock. Why would someone even write a story like that? Sure she is a Bollywood actress and they know that being part of the news (whether good or bad) comes with the package. But she is still a girl. What would have compelled a journalist to write something as embarrassing as that. I feel sorry for her. And apparently it is the most 'popular' article of today too. Disgusting!

2 comments:

Vikram said...

Hi , it feels so nice to read you Views. You are so right when you say News Channels and Press Reporters write cheap to create sensation.

Good news for you " AMRITA"S CHOLI NEVER SLIPPED OFF, WE ALL WERE PRESENT ON THE SET WHEN THE INCIDENT HAPPENED !
shoot was stopped for less than 40 seconds to adjust a pin on her blouse shoulder.

Press Reporter Kunal. M. Shah should be fantasizing to rape girls i guess ! thats why he wrote such rubbish to earn some bucks with an article with a sensational headline.

Such journalist are pests and should be thrown of Reputed News Papers !

OnCloud9 said...

Thanks for your comment Vikram

I'm glad that it didnt happen the way it was reported - making the story all the more disgusting

but my point is even if it had happened is there no sense of decency in what you report? would you not think that the girl in question (even if a celebrity) has a family too