May 19, 2006

A question of media priority

Here is something for my friend Vijendra to mull over in his media blog. There are more media people in Africa watching out for Brangelina’s birth than those covering the situation in Darfur. Says who? Says my neighbourhood newspaper in San Ramon, CA.. When the story gets printed it would carry an exotic dateline: Swakopmund, Namibia. It’s a resort in an otherwise desert country.

Occasion: Angelina Jolie (don’t ask who, for I’m not sure myself) is about to give birth to Brad Pitt’s baby.

Pre-birth scoop: London’s ‘Daily Mirror’ reports that an unidentified US-based weekly has signed a $5 m deal for rights to the baby’s first pix. The money is to be donated to UNICEF.

Question: Does anyone know/care about whatever is happening in Darfur, any more ?

Brangelina: Brad+Angelina

2 comments:

Vijendra Rao, the critical outsider said...

Thanks for drawing my attention. Well, we need a thorough overhaul of our senstitivities and sensibilities. I will write about this soon.

Anonymous said...

Mr GVK,

1)Replace the following:

MERA MYSORE MAHAAN that appears in your home page by a Kannada verson.

2) Allow free discussions without 'modration' (or censoring) as we are trying to show what a phony your blogger the self-styled 'Captain' Mr Muthy.
3) You say we including Kris slander this phony 'Captain' Murthy.
You also salander Manasagangothri as
'PG Koppal'. This is an incitement by a bunch of superannuated brahmins. Your friends want to go back to time when the university was packed with one single class (almost, minorities were on scrap heap and women were confined to smokey kitchens. Girls could not go to university, untouchability rampant etc..

4) finally back to Mr Murthy again. Our research unearthed intersting findings, including his college day activities - how he 'bunked 'classes was wandering around women's colleges thumbing noses to many. One retired sub-inspector says that he was about to arrest Mr Murthy for loitering, but he promised not to be back near that women's college again. He was let out, but he was back near another women's college! His parents had enough of him, packed with cash and with a relative's help sent him America for study. This fellow was lying for a time saying that he was indeed studying in an university. Well, well well!

Publish the above please, if you dare and see how many responses you will get. Some may be even from those girls he was teasing