Friday, June 01, 2007

Who says Indian Media isn't biased?

I am taking the liberty to post Shadow Warrior's post below. Let us see how our favourite CBCNN fared in this. It stood along with NDTV in terms of the numbers.

The Hindu : Front Page : One lakh people convert to Buddhism

But it beat NDTV comprehensively by giving the most amount of space possible, almost thrice as much as the NDTV. And those photos and detailed coverage deserve a special mention. In fact, I would recommend that CBCNN be awarded with the prize for "the most biased media".

Shadow Warrior: ROTFL: Who says Indian Media isn't biased?

may 31, 2007

i say the indian media is also might entertaining. will the right number of buddhists please stand up?

the media are making up things, any number will do. this is why these
guys are such a good fit with cedric '2000' prakash, william 'i deal in
what *could* have happened, not what happened. that's left to lesser
mortals' dalrymple, et al.

in their defence, though, most of them are innumerate, anyway.

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Sanjeev

Date: May 31, 2007 12:15 AM

Subject: Who says Indian Media isn't biased?


are some reports on the number of people who were part of "big"
conversion program in Mumbai; Makes you wonder, if even 1st class math
is a required for becoming a journalist in India.

It was the biggest mass conversion in recent history as over one lakh Hindu tribals converted to Budhism in Mumbai on Sunday.

Dalits who converted before, this time a majority of those who
converted were from castes which are lower in hierarchy than Dalits.

who converted include nomadic and denotified communities who had
travelled from distant Marathwada, Vidharbha and even Karnataka and
Andhra Pradesh.

The Republican Party of India organised the conversion ceremony.

 MUMBAI (Reuters) - About 50,000
Indian low-caste Hindus and nomadic tribespeople converted to Buddhism
before a vast crowd on Sunday in the hope of escaping the rigidity of
the ancient Hindu caste system and finding a life of dignity.
MUMBAI, India: About 2,000
low-caste Hindu Indians bowed before orange-robed monks and recited
prayers as they converted to Buddhism in a mass ceremony Sunday that
they said would bring them dignity in a society that considers them
BBC Link

"We estimate that close to 5,000 Dalits
have chosen the path towards Buddhism by the end of the day," said
Shravan Gaikwad, representative of the Samatha Sainik Dal, a Dalit


B Shantanu said...

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Anonymous said...

The desi Angrezi media would be the least bothered or feel shameful about their stupid and biased reporting on matters related to Hinduism. What they are after is journalistic "awards" thrown on them like crumbs, by the videsi NGOs. The more "secular" (that is anti-Hindu) the reporting, greater are the chances of winning the "award".