The culture of paid media invariably comes down to cutting deal with interested parties to ‘make news’ . In this criminal nature the fourth estate ie. the media has gone away from its avowed role of speaking what it sees. While it has gone to speak for others by misusing its neutral role, its greed comes out to bargain on the wages of the crime. Unfortunately the journalists are being misused as the go-betweens and bargainers. Here is the sad story of the arrest of two journalists who acted on behalf of a media house and the misusing of political and police powers by the other party viz. the Zindal Steel and Power to contain the media.
Dr. Subramaian Swamy has been able to expose this sad state of affairs in the ‘secular’ India.