Thursday, March 17, 2011
Savitri Erans must display their worth
Journalism started going astray with the birth of financial dailies in the 1960s. With full-fledged newspapers devoted exclusively to business, corporate houses became hyperactive. The next thing we knew was press conferences ending with gifts of expensive sarees and suitlengths to reporters.
That was innocent child play compared to what has hit the headlines now—charges of celebrity journalists working hand in hand with a professional lobbyist to fix things like Cabinet appointments and big-ticket business deals... Lobbying is a recognised activity in democracies. But it is a tricky line of work because sometimes unconventional methods might become necessary to secure the case of a client.]
[Who will guard the guards? - The Economic Times 13 Dec 2002 ... Quis custodiet ipsos custodes—”Who will guard the guards?”— was the satirical query posed by the poet-philosopher Juvenal in Ancient Rome. ...]
[Sunanda K Datta-Ray: Who will guard the guards? 19 Aug 2006 ... Thai politics is like an onion, peel off one layer of corruption and you come to another.]
The dismal drama unfolding in the country today is a blatant betrayal and back-stabbing of our motherland. Savitri Erans must rise to the occasion and display their worth. [TNM]