Post videos articles and pictures highlighting the fails/frauds perpetrated by news channels. Funny, scary, enraging or just WTF everything goes.
I will start off with a very recent fraud committed by the media which no one will now report on, and which will live on only in the memory of those few who realized what the hell happened.
For 3 days – June 15, 16, 17 – our celebrity reporters and their siblings in other news channels didn’t have time for the floods in Uttarakhand. When they finally found time they sent some junior reporters to cover the tragedy. In such a situation there isn’t any doubt that reporting isn’t easy and no reporter should be put in harm’s way. But in the absence of visuals some channels just resorted to fraudulent reporting. Take a look at this image flashed by NDTV on June 18:
They took a random Youtube video and called it a live visual.
Even worse than that was what another channel called ABP News did. They used pictures from an old Bolivian flood, edited them to resemble some exclusive stuff they were supplying the viewers with and even added commentary from a journalist who was LIVE on the scene.
Now I have not watched the television in 3 years and the only reason I even know about this stuff is because of all the blogs I read. But I look at this and I think just how many people will never know they were punk'd by these dishonest fakers.
How sick can these channels get? Even in a time of tragedy they resort to gimmickry and fraud in their rush to cover up their failures of not having original shots of the flood in Uttarakhand. They want to bedazzle you with BS!There’s no reason why they shouldn’t be sued and penalised for their floody frauds.
(On a related note a statement came out which said We will never know the exact number of dead: Uttarakhand CM. Your wild 'official' estimates range from 900 to 10000. Yet you will take a buttload of money in the name of compensation and eat it up. Then, when people claim they didn't get any compensation you will say that your estimate was wrong and you will then proceed to swindle a bit more. Sick bastards)
There you have it. Post similar fails. ( I will edit tags as posts come in )