Tamil media is on overdrive to deny BJP political space . The Dravidian parties, one need not remind, are adept at handling media. It is only through the medium of Cinema and Drama that the DMK party came to power in Tamilnadu. Of course print media too. The leaders of these parties were ) are good in communication in Tamil. More importantly are excellent in misinformation/ disinformation. They shall periodically raise Separate state issue, language issue, discrimination by centre. Akk this will be only when they are not participating in the Central Government and have their ministers. Otherwise, everything is fine .
#Union ministry has called for an explanation from Zee TV.
Now after the coming to power of DMK in Tamil Nadu, all the Media ,both Print and Electronic have gone on a quiet and appreciate mode of the Government with no comments on any issue. By looking at regional papers and The Hindu, you would feel Tamil Nadu has reached the pinnacle of governance that befits Utopian Dream.
The issue now is that, however cheap these acts might be, so long as it is restricted to political issues and by Adults,it is tolerable.
But using children?
Yes, Zee Tamil TV channel had recently telecast a Children show,called Junior Super Stars, where children below ten years ridicule the Prime minister of India,Sri. Narendra Modi and Sri. Amit Shah.Video below.Tge judges who are well known actor s,( men and women), enjoying it! Do these people and the channel not know that when they ridicule a PM through children, they are ridiculing Democracy and the people who elected him?
To say it is Freedom of Expression or Free Speech does not hold water as children are not aware of what they say in the skit. Those who design the skit should be man enough to speak the points in person without hiding behind children.
Typically acting out a scene where a King asks his Minister questions related to his governance, the two children speak about economy and politics. The children, who should not be more than 13 years of age, sarcastically take a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the BJP governance at the Centre. Here are some dialogues that the performance had..
King: The biggest setback for our country’s growth is this Black Money. I am going to announce that the old notes will no more be in use. Black Money will then be gone forever, right?
Minister: A similar incident happened in a country called ‘Sindia’. The ruler of that country also ‘idiotically’ did the same thing.
King: So, was Black Money destroyed once and for all?
Minister: Where? Black money is still in existence, because all he did was roam around in coloured Coats. https://thecommunemag-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/thecommunemag.com/zee-tamils-junior-super-star-show-makes-children-perform-a-skit-that-takes-a-jibe-on-the-pm/amp/?amp_gsa=1&_js_v=a6&usqp=mq331AQKKAFQArABIIACAw%3D%3D#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16424342340347&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&share=https%3A%2F%2Fthecommunemag.com%2Fzee-tamils-junior-super-star-show-makes-children-perform-a-skit-that-takes-a-jibe-on-the-pm%2F
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