Was reading Pritish Nandy's latest article on media's obsessive coverage of the IPL sopt-fixing/betting saga. Mr. Nandy comments on how the media is obsessed with the murky dealings in the IPL while ignoring other more serious issues. Well I agree that our media does tend to go over-the-top in its coverage. But that is only till the moment the next issue arrives. And then the focus moves on to the new show in town. Never does it take any issue to its closure. And the "truth" rarely come out
Our over-the-top breaking news media follows up "stories" trying to uncover the "truth". The "Nation demands to know" - thunders the news anchor. But what exactly is the truth we are talking about.
To me, any event which has happened has four different versions (at least)
- A's version
- B's version
- What I want to believe.
- And finally, what actually happened
So, to the so-called seekers of the "truth", this is what I would have to say
"You want the truth. You can't handle the truth" - Jack Nicholson,as Col. Nathan R Jessup, A Few Good Men.