Tuesday, December 01, 2009

On vultures...

Until the day the news of the Dubai debt obligation broke, nobody told us that Dubai was a paper destination...
Until the day the stock markets crashed and the US financial sector burst, nobody told us that the system was rotten...
Until the day the Satyam scam broke, nobody told us of the analyst who had asked those questions to Mr. Raju...
Until the day the Enron scam broke, it was supposed to be the best company ever...
Until the day the BJP lost elections, it was supposed to be the party that had a great chance of coming to power...
Until the day Raj Thackerays party won 13 seats, it was supposed to be a much hated party...

The last two points, though a bit of an exaggeration - it is an example of the echo chambers we live in, in our day to day life. Go back in time to any scam, including the collapse of Asia or anything far back including the cricket betting scandal.

The news channels all parrot a certain line, talk about certain things in a certain way and we are led to believe that all of the above events are black swan events, where they were infact perfectly predictable events if someone had tracket them down - and if there had been sufficient spotlight on the goings on, perfectly preventable as well. The vultures come down only its all over...they never say anything before.

But no, all the news in this world is like the world of Truman in the Truman show...Get out of it if you can...not the world, but the web of "news"...

1 comment:

ആരുഷിയുടെ ലോകം said...

Well said!
Media never do any followups too they are just like vultures after dead bodies the rotten the better.

Most insufferable is the interviews in between newsline, before a person say something they will go to another one and say I will come back, ridiculous news presentations.

Psuedo advertising of flop films, brands etc another irritating items.

No news is good news.