“We have to bring the Aarushi case to the domain of facts and evidence”! That’s what Sagarika Ghose stated last night on her CNN-IBN masala programme ‘Face the nation’.
|Bringing out facts & evidence!|
Well, you should know how the media does the best to bring facts and evidence to you. First, get some clowns for their 15 minutes of air time to mouth all kinds of conjecture. Play out all kinds of individual theories and opinions. The anchor will frequently add her own 25 paise worth of opinions and self-righteous indignation at everything. Throw in a relative or two of the murder victim. Of course, don’t forget to get the lawyer of anyone who is a potential accused and also a lawyer with no connection to the case. And if that old fox Joginder Singh of CBI is not available then get a K. Tulsi or some Raghavan. Put up some clips from the murder case with ‘Dhan Te Nan’ kind of music. There! You have your absolute concoction for ‘facts and evidence’! If you survive the cacophony you might even understand what that crap was all about.
Sagarika is not the only one on the Aarushi murder case. The moment the CBI announced closure of the case sometime back Headlines Today nearly solved the case for everyone. I wonder why the CBI won’t recruit some of the HT clowns to investigate cases. They would surely do as bad a job as the CBI does. And they would do it with a lot of that ‘Dhan-Ta-Nan’ music too. That would be like mixing 'Music & Murder', all for your pleasure.
Common sense might tell anyone that this sensational case is a strange one which has gone through lots of twists and turns. When it first broke in 2008 the media nearly made a thorough mess of it, even inviting the Supreme Court’s ire. They just can’t seem to stop. Now that another court has ordered Aarushi’s parents to be treated as accused the media should have pulled back a bit and let the law take its course. It is even absurd to see defence lawyers kicking and screaming on TV. Rebecca John, the defence lawyer in this case (and other defence lawyers in many cases) should learn the first rule that only the weak run to the media. It’s a simple business rule: ‘The winner is busy making money, the loser goes to the media or the courts’. Well good for her, she too has now had her 15 minutes of fame. News channels should safely only report developments on this case rather than frequently indulge in discussions of prejudice. Here are parents who are victims and at the same time accused in the killing of their daughter. Let the legal process reach its conclusion.
If any TV channel were to recruit a news anchor, there would be some basic prerequisites. One has to be a ‘voice’ that doesn’t hurt the ears. If not for being that ugly Indian male, Rajdeep’s wife, or being related to someone else, I doubt Sagarika would have been working in any news channel. Her voice hurts, and she makes it worse with a very offensive tone. Anchors are also expected to have opinions, but when they nurture deep-rooted prejudices it shows up pretty often on their programs.
Anchors are even expected to be a lot more diplomatic than the common man or say a lawyer or petty politician. Here’s a tweet that says a lot about Sagarika’s mental imbalance in her pronouncements and her racist nature and her prejudices. I always thought UIM stood for some mobile device. I am now learning that UIM stands for ‘Ugly Indian Males’. And they sound ugly on twitter too? Does this moron ever listen to herself talking? It is for this reason that I have fondly conferred the title of ‘Cacofonix’ on this unbearable, screaming Indian-hater. CNN-IBNs 5-year completion had clips of her remember her unfortunate interview with Ram Jethmalani on the Manu Sharma (Jessica Lall’s killer) case. In that interview she had already proved herself to be a ‘law-bimbo’. And while she has memories of that she doesn’t seem to have learnt anything. And where legal issues are concerned it would be best to gag her like the people of Gaul always do with Cacofonix.
|Stop offending our ears & intelligence!|
As for her intelligent tweets, I will just quote a wag on her Bond scene:
Sagarika's Bond scene: "Hi, I am Ghose... Sagarika Ghose.. Saggy to you"....
Reply: "Hi, I am Subramaniam.. Bala Subramaniam.....
Balls to you"