Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hypocrisy on freedom of speech

Let us look at 2 recent examples, one where a person lambasts an entire nation and another where a person questions the allegiance of one person. Guess where there has been a debate on freedom of speech?
There is very little equanimity in these cases. Sonia Gandhi has been an extra constitutional authority and has wielded significant influence over the nation's largest party without ever being honest about her past or current. Hell she has not even been open with the media, rarely giving interviews.
I understand the significance of libel, but when the media is acting irresponsibly capitulating on the Congress' holier than thou attitude it is incredibly annoying.

3 comments:

Sudhir said...

DD - here's another example of media's "unbiased" approach.

RSS, BJP and anyone/everyone associated with them have applogised/condemned/regretted Sudarshan's reported comments. The media did not relent till this happened.

Now, remember the Manish Tewari vitroil on Amitabh Bachchan? That was much more personal and pure/unadulterated vitroil. Remember how that controversy ended? Media announces to us, Sonia Gandhi does not approve of Manish Tewari's comments and we just didn't hear anything from the next day! No apologies, no regrets, no nothing. Just 3 days of vitroil in his capacity as Cong spokesperson and this is how media helped in closing the matter!

Dirt Digger said...

Sudhir,
That's an interesting comparison. There seems to be a fear perception when it comes to Sonia, both by legal and other means.
Its quite likely that in the next 4 years we will see the Left and the Right join hands again to try to capture power (Especially if Mamata and Congress take over WB and there is a split in the DMK-congress alliance in TN).

Shiva Subramanian said...

excellent article. great work.