Thursday, November 27, 2008

Media Overdrive

As I write this, the terrorist attack in Mumbai has been going on for more than 20 hours. I won't add to the discussion on the event itself, but I have to note that the (Indian) media is frighteningly ineffective in delivering any real news. Not only was the news of the event released through twitter/flickr, but for all these twenty hours, the "professional" TV news has consisted of "going over to the Taj/Oberoi" where a barely English literate journalist would announce that he/she "heard a loud explosion". Umm yeah.... and?

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