Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What a Cheap Shot

I always liked reading in my laptop a Tamil daily, Dinamalar, for their news and analysis. I am aware that this daily is anti DMK and anti Karunanidhi. Is this the reason I liked this daily? I don’t know. May be. That is another post for some other day.

A few hours ago, I saw a breaking news in Dinamalar. It said:

Stalin Magal Maranam (Stalin’s daughter died)

When we mention “Stalin” in Tamilnadu (or in India), we immediately associate the name with Mr. Karunanidhi’s son Mr. Stalin, who was the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamilnadu. He is 58 years old and has a daughter, Senthamarai.

I was shocked to read the news. I thought Stalin’s daughter, young Senthamarai died. My thought process goes like this:

Senthamarai is young. She had an accident? Was she sick? So many other questions and concern as a human being.

Two hours later, after many reader comments/complaints, the daily Dinamalar, changed their caption to:

Rushya Munnal Adhibar Magal Americavil Maranam (Former Russian President’s Daughter died in USA)

No mention of “Stalin”.

What a cheap shot. Newspapers and televisions will do anything to get a rating. MF.

Just FYI. Former Russian President Joseph Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana, died in USA, at the age of 85.

1 comment:

  1. Journalism should avoid such mistakes and post any news after giving it many thoughts. Really a cheap shot