Straight Angle™: IBN's Foot in Mouth!!!!
Sunday, August 26, 2007

IBN's Foot in Mouth!!!! 

I dont know what is with IBN-Live Website these days, I am finding it highly unimaginative and stale to read the stories posted in there. May be they suffer from Foot-in-Mouth disease too. Take for example a recent article they had posted on the TATA-Land Rover Deal. The story opens like this:
New Delhi: Ratan Tata, owner of the largest Indian conglomerate is planning a smooth drive with American car giants Land Rover and Jaguar.
Thankfully, this story had been written by a Human- Karan Thapar. While I dont deny the fact that, these brands are American owned, Land Rover and Jaguar are hardly "American" Giants. They are owned by Ford- but they are basically European- British to be precise Giants. Their official websites place their registered offices in Britain- not Detroit. Though it is perfectly true to call these American Cars, it is not fair to call them American Brands. Hopefully, Karan Thapar will get over the Foot and Mouth Disease soon. May be I need to send him a Get-well card. But I should thank CNN-IBN for this wonderful discovery. If not for them, I wouldn't have been interested in searching for Foot in Mouth in Wiki and got this wonderful piece!

In other related observation, is CNN-IBN partly owned, or in debt to TATA industries? I agree TATA is a big name and all that- but what is the reason behind CNN-IBN covering only TATA related news in its business section?

Look at the news items in the business section right now. There are a total of 7 topics listed in that section and the headlines read thus:
  1. India's BPO export accounts 47 per cent growth
  2. TCS to hire 2,000 science and maths graduates
  3. Satyam joins hands with Malaysian government
  4. Infosys BPO unaffected by US stock mkt trouble
  5. 'Nuclear deal is best thing to have happened to India'
  6. Tata welcomes: Jaguar, Land Rover & Rs 1-lakh car
  7. Despite protests, Tata small car project on track
An astonishing 5 out of 7 stories there had a mention of TATA group in it. I wonder if there aren't any other businesses in India than TATA's or is it that ways for CNN-IBN?

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Blogger Amrita said...


coming to ur blog after a long time...and what do i see...have u turned it to an anti-ibn blog?

8/30/2007 2:28 AM  
Blogger Krish said...

@Amrita: Welcome back :)..Its been a long time for sure...Nope..It is not just CNN IBN- Its any stupidity that I find and care to write about..It just happens that I read CNN IBN more closely than I do NDTV- NDTV is so apparant in its pro-left stand..so, these days I restrict myself only to occasional skim through of The Hindu and NDTV.

9/04/2007 7:05 PM  

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