Friday, November 28, 2008

When The Media Meets The Spokesperson

Watching the live feed, it has become so apparent that the Indian spokespersons have proven totally inadequate.

I watch a scene, the desk anchor calls up the police spokesperson or some other persons, asks a question and while we are watching reality in the screen, we hear another non-existent reality relayed to us from the government.

I do not know if this is a problem of the persons themselves or of the system but if this is the way the security forces are acting, I feel sorry for India - and the hostages.

1 comment:

Suzanne Pomeranz said...

But it's the same here - while we all KNOW the reality (because we are in the situation or we have friends or family in whatever the situation at the moment), we hear government policy spewed at us at every moment by the government spokespeople.

No one gets the truth from government spokespeople no matter in which country or which situation anywhere in the world. We all have to learn to "read between the lines"

The best "coverage" of this situation in Mumbai was TWITTER and those at the scene who were blogging as they saw it.