[Reader-list] TOI's "Private Treaties"

Namrata Kakkar namratakakkar1 at yahoo.co.in
Sun Jun 29 14:00:15 IST 2008

Fluff is everywhere.The point is,any pornographic magazine in hard or soft copies sells, are read or viewed more than TOI or anything else, does that mean we those who aren't the porn audience or addicts,  want pornography?
I don't think so. 

--- On Tue, 24/6/08, Baruk S. Jacob <b_a_r_u_k at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Baruk S. Jacob <b_a_r_u_k at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [Reader-list] TOI's "Private Treaties"
> To: reader-list at sarai.net
> Date: Tuesday, 24 June, 2008, 11:22 PM
> > from what I've heard, this is nothin new for ToI.
> If anything this is a
> > corporate relationship that perfectly mirrors
> arrangements that have been
> > in place for years.
> thinking aloud:
> many people i meet talk of how the ToI content is full of
> fluff. i have also heard these accusations of their being
> driven solely by profit. what worries me, however, is the
> fact that they continue to be the largest selling newspaper
> in the world(?). that seems to suggest that we WANT this
> fluff, that we honestly do not care about the deals our
> newspapers make with business, about how the quality of the
> information we receive is being compromised.
> maybe this is what we WANT. and that's really scary.
> ~baruk
> http://bottlebroke.blogspot.com
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