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February 12, 2010 9:54 PM   Subscribe

"..when a victorious chief minister openly admits that he himself approached the leading newspaper of his state with money for “positive stories” after learning that the newspaper had signed a “package deal” with his rivals to print negative stories, you had better sit up and take urgent notice"
posted by Gyan (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
“The journalists are not at fault here because fact-finding journalism has now become a commercialised activity with the present owners having turned newspapers into a business proposition,”
--Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister of Haryana.
posted by honest knave at 2:54 AM on February 13, 2010

I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling whoring is going on here.

Frankly, having myself had the experience of being approached by the marketing departments of "reputed publications", I can vouch for the fact that this kind of thing isn't in any way exclusive to India. Indeed, I've been left with the feeling that "journalistic integrity" is an oxymoron. I still read newspapers and magazines, but more often than not with the intent of guessing who's paid for which article. It rarely is a difficult task...
posted by Skeptic at 2:57 AM on February 13, 2010

Wow, there's a hell of an exposé here for some enterprising, hard-bitten journ...

Oh, wait...
posted by Decimask at 7:18 AM on February 13, 2010

that could never happen here
posted by toodleydoodley at 10:39 AM on February 13, 2010 [1 favorite]

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