Gutter “Journalism” by “Tools” and Puppets
When you see the journalism field in India today you are reminded of Thar desert. This is of no consolation that the world scene looks like Sahara. Oases are few and far between.
As soon as he announced his candidature for presidential election, both foreign and Indian media have set upon Shri P. A. Sangma, an outstanding son of India, and all the stops are off. Sadly there are few exceptions. “He is unelectable!” is a common ‘US style’ refrain, “How dare he” is another. They are ‘worried stiff’ about Shri Sangma’s “bleak future in wilderness”. “You are throwing everything away” gloomily warns some other fear-mongerer. It is being projected as if Shri Pranab Mukherjee has already won, and Shri Sangma is busy axing his own feet. But born in a free India on September 1, 1947, Purno Agitok Sangma is much above this all.
Talking of gutter journalism, Shri Sangma blew one of the pathetic media “tools” Karan Thapar right out of water the other day. You can see the revealing interview here. By the end, poor Karan could be seen grovelling before Shri Sangma.
We have nothing against Pranab Da even as “He has the blessings of (wink, wink) the queen and the underlings; corporate juggernaut is behind him; who can stop him now?” cries rend the air. “The lacs of crores earned in corruption by ‘unknown’ people must be working in the background somewhere” some in media whisper. Though most tend to think that Pranab Da is a nice person, but they are not so sure about persons, Indian and foreign, lurking behind him.
Still, all that is irrelevant. What is relevant is that the God is with Shri Sangma. So are we, the People of India. That is a deadly combination. God and His people grind slow but grind fine. The current scenario is only one battle. Whatever the outcome of this battle, victory in this war will be wrested by we, the People of India, sooner rather than later.