JournalismPakistan.com May 8, 2014
There are many things I don’t understand. Like why we spend millions to elect people we don’t know and the little we do know we don’t like.
But today, my mystery revolves around cricket. I saw on TV the way Pollard and Starc had a run in. It was horrible especially Pollard flinging the willow at the bowler.
Two days after this sordid conduct in this cricket crazy land of ours there has been no tangible action. In a game where captains are ridiculously banned from playing future matches and fined $20,000 for something as benign as a slow over rate flinging a bat at another guy should call for a tenfold increase in the penalty.
I also don’t understand the Indian media. At the post media conference they confess they were gagged from asking questions about it. Sure, the IPL will ask you not to bring up the incident. But what stops the Press from showing some moxy. What a bunch of pussies. Sorry, we couldn’t ask the most dramatic question about the most dramatic act in recent years because they told us not to…aww, poor guys…so much for the free and fearless men and women of the fourth estate. If you haven’t got the guts to show togetherness stop moaning about it. You should have asked the question even if you didn’t get an answer.
Where have all the journalists gone?
(The writer is a Senior Editorial Advisor of Khaleej Times and the paper’s former Editor. He has also been the Editor of Gulf News, Gulf Today, Emirates Today and Bahrain Tribune)
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