Friday, May 15, 2009

No one wants to leave the Slumdog kids alone

Can we go one fucking week without something happening to these little fucks?

Someone buys them, someone pretends to buy them, then someone invites them to their home, turns out that it was Michael Jackson wearing a skeleton mask, then someone takes away their lunch money, and now, apparently, they are shooting the sequel to the movie, called, Slumdog Millionare 2: Honey, the government just shrunk our home. It's going to be as bad as the original, but somehow still turn out better than 2 Fast and 2 Furious. Hell, anything's better than that movie.

 

Also, it takes a really special kind of asshole to shove a mic into the face of a crying kid. But hey, makes for good report.

5 comments:

arayans said...

the last line reminded me of 'mumbai meri jaan', where soha ali khan's fiancee (or whatever) dislikes her reporting coz she shoved a mic into the face of a widowed woman, and asked her 'how do you feel' (or something like that)...

do journalists have 'humanity' classes?

Abhishek said...

Why are u surprised? Dint u see that mike belongs to Aaj Tak?
They will ask inane questions and then report as if they just unearthed Iraq's WMDs.

Indian John Doe said...

Agreed that they have become a national as well as international pastime...just can't imagine how a reporter can thrust a mike in front of a crying child...monstrous...

Over Rated said...

@Aryan: Apparently, no. Once you sign on, you leave all your "humanity" at the door.

@Abhishek: I haven't had the privledge of bearing witness to Aaj Tak's stellar reporting. If it's anything like it's sister english channel, I think I'll pass.

@IJD: Yeah, exactly!

SMRITI said...

Yeah well I wouldn't be surprised if after 5 years some petty news channel wants to show these kids as a "feature story" on their late night news.

Journalism seems to have lost its morality and ethics...and yet I am plunging into it. :|

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