Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fwd:Different positions in sister publications

good summary by venkat ramanan. you almost never get to hear anything but the leftist view on chindu. but it makes the right noises on businessline. goes to show that chindu is one unscupulous capitalist preaching the opposite in its flagship publication.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Venkat Ramanan

The Hindu group's bigotry is well revealed in the way they operate the different newspapers under them. While The Hindu appeals to socialists, pseudo-secularists and communist morons in our country by indulging in bleeding heart liberalism and upholding the socialist characters of our country, its si(ni)ster publication "The Hindu businessline" is fiercely rightist when it comes to economics and business. Businessline advocates free markets wherever possible, shuns socialism, embraces realpolitiks and indulges in articles on opulences which please the business barons.

While The Hindu carries reader page articles written by VR Krishna Iyer, Fidel Castro, Xinhua, Sitaram Yechury, M K Bhadrakumar etc The Hindu Business line never lets these men take centre stage. Only rightists like S Parthasarathy, P V Indiresan, B S Raghavan etc get to pen down articles in businessline.

So, why this hypocrisy? A publication should carry same tone across all its si(ni)ster publications. Or is this a well planned game of targeting the right audience, pleasing them and milking them appropriately? Majority Indians are pseudo-secular morons and hence leftist Hindu would please them, where as the business elite is majority rightist and would be pleased by a rightist Business line. Isn't this what would be called bigotry?

1 comment:

Kaushik said...

"Majority Indians are pseudo-secular morons"
Rarely have words sounded truer. :D