Sunday, 6 July 2008

The hoax follow up

Please do read the follow up penpricks did on the hoax it carried out. on www.penpricks.blogspot.com.
It is a really sad comment on Indian journalism today.

4 comments:

  1. It's really disappointing incident. Media should have a self-regulating mechanism so such unauthentic news can be avoided.

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  2. It's really disappointing incident. Media should have a self-regulating mechanism so such unauthentic news can be avoided.

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  3. that's funny!
    - to feel sad for what the blog wrote. It just exposed a splinter of contrived journalism..

    Indian express started blaming this blog for creating fuss!! They were not ready to accept mistake under their own butt!

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  4. I too was taken in by this! I was the newsreader for the 8:15 am bulletin on the day the story appeared. As part of the bulletin, the newreader has to prepare a 2 minute capsule of some main stories appearing across several newspapers, rounded off by a couple of "human interest" stories...and I chose this for the latter category. How embarrasing!
    Having got that off my chest, I do wonder what mechanism "responsible" publications follow to check the veracity of stories they carry.

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