Welcome to the World of News as Entertainment

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Welcome to the World of News as Entertainment

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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hen Cobrapost sting operation revealed that media houses took money to push certain kinds of news stories and agendas, I was both shocked and happy. I was shocked that I found it shocking, as if it was a new discovery that there was paid news. I was happy to learn that the nation’s leading journalists didn’t genuinely believe in the merit of covering Yogi’s hair stylist and Modi’s diet. They were simply paid to do those stories. Today, breaking news not just a TV phrase, it’s more of an accurate description of the wanton demolition of journalistic principles. Knowing all of this, will I stop watching news?  

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