By: SANIA ZEHRA
Recently, my teacher instructed me to pay more attention to the latest happenings in the country, telling me to be more aware of what is in the news and what is making headlines. For this very reason, I started watching the news channels with more interest than I had before. During my newly discovered viewing ‘pleasure’, I became aware of a very disturbing trend: cheap and farcical Indian songs and movie scenes played during news-bites to make them more interesting. This is done to get higher ratings but is, actually, only succeeding in developing the public’s ridiculous taste for foolish entertainment.
The news should be a sombre programme hosted by decent anchors. The western media believes this, broadcasting some of the most excellent news programmes one will ever see. I really wish our media comes out of this ridiculous stupor and starts understanding the significance of news sobriety.