“THE HINDU” CONTINUES TO SUPPORT CRIMINAL B.V.SEETHARAM : Rows of empty chairs in a seminar = 3 column coverage!

Reporting standards of “The Hindu” continues to fall and one has to wonder what yardstick is employed in giving coverage to events which are designed to attract media and nothing else.

Take the example of recent “seminar” in Mangalore which was addressed by retired (and out of work) and “fishing for Human Rights causes” judge M.F.Saldanha. People like Saldanha continue to think the arrest of B.V.Seetharam is a “freedom of press” issue when all evidence point otherwise.

Reality – rows and rows of empty chairs and hardly dozen in the audience which included B.V.Seetharam and wife – accused and arrested in Jain community blackmail case in Mangalore.

Where is the audience? Those present include BVSee and those from media

And coverage in “The Hindu” of the same event (click for larger image)

“The Hindu” coverage of Saldanha’s seminar


Note three columns coverage for a seminar where there were hardly dozen people in the audience – most of them bored students (excluding media representatives)

Is this the TOIfication of “The Hindu”?

While “Times of India” provides columns to publish photos of models and cine stars, “The Hindu” seems to be doing the same by supporting criminals like B.V.Seetharam and giving wide coverage to “intellectual models and Human Rights stars” like M.F.Saldhanhas.

Or should we rather ask “is this Karavali Ale fication” of “The Hindu”?

Why exactly “The Hindu” continues to support someone like B.V.Seetharam who has been repeatedly accused of taking money for creating communal problems in Coastal Karnataka and was recently arrested by police in two different districts for blackmailing Jain Gurus and community?

Whatever the real answer is it is sad to see the fall of reporting in once mighty newspaper like “The Hindu”.

Explore posts in the same categories: Corrupt journalists, Corrupt Udupi Journalists, Jainism, Karavali Ale, Karnataka, Mangalore Communal Riots

2 Comments on ““THE HINDU” CONTINUES TO SUPPORT CRIMINAL B.V.SEETHARAM : Rows of empty chairs in a seminar = 3 column coverage!”

  1. Henry Brito Says:

    NO Hindu is not doing the same.There are lot of publications who go below the standards of karavali Ale and they are spared.There is a political angle to the arrest of B.V.this has to be condemned. Hindu has done that.

  2. Rampa Says:

    You must be naive to believe Hindu is a respected newspaper. But you are right – to compete with what is there is market place (like TOI) they are reducing standards and resorting to sensationalism. Local reporters can’t do anything – everything on what to publish, how much to publish is directly controlled by N.Ram and his trusted JNU cronies.

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