The advent of cable television brought the world to our living room. This medium which is seen as the most powerful medium of the present times has not only brought the world into our living room but also brought those secrets to which only a few were privy to.
The latest sex scandals of rich and powerful and of godmen are being telecast in the news channels in the name of expose are causing mental disturbance in the minds of unsuspecting. In the name of increasing TRPs for their channels, a few channel honchos are bringing live sex into the drawing rooms of every household. These clippings which do not have a censor certificate, like the movies, are inflicting a lasting damage in the impressionable minds of children.
The news channels of late have turned news into scandals and titillation as the end result for their earnings. Tune into any news channel late night and find what these channels are telecasting in the name of news. Titillation is the byword which these channels have started to create on the senses of the audience than being informative over their news content. Gone are the days of good journalism and these are the days of scandals, scandals and more scandals. A sex is preferable rather than any other scandal involving money. And if a celebrity is caught with his pants down in a scandal then more the eyeballs and more the TRPs.
News channels are not showing news as news but are creating news for the sake of their presentation and moolah. Perhaps it is time for the Indian Government to put a censor cap on the content of these channels lest it turns into that ugly beast which was waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting.