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News…with a difference May 16, 2007

Posted by K in contemporary.
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Today’s paper has a piece on the International Page about Naked News. Incase you are wondering what Naked News is, it is NOT a program that gives you news without frills. It is so named because the anchors, male and female, strip as they read the news.

Naturally, it has generated controversy. What flabbergasted me, however, was that an anchor said that there was nothing wrong with it BECAUSE a) nudity has become unfairly associated with immorality, and more so b)that it is not sexual.

Not sexual??

She also goes on to say that when reporting disasters like 9/11, they kept their clothes on for a week…to be ‘respectful’. That confused me…if being ‘respectful’ is being fully clothed, isn’t it an indirect admission that stripping on the job is ‘disrespectful’?

The anchor says it is only entertainment. She also says it is not sexual.Either I’m really thick, or her definition of sexual is very, very different.

Personally, I laugh when they claim to be a serious news channel. I can see them classified under ‘Adult Entertainment’, but not as a news channel. Does that make me a prude?

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1. Nishant Jain - May 16, 2007

tsk tsk. dont you see? (no no. not a trick question.) its done so that people stay on. they listen to the news. this way you spread information. it works na? i wouldnt change the channel.

2. pr3rna - May 16, 2007

Can we send our moral Police there; we have too many of them. Neeraj Jain(VHP guy involved in the Baroda Art Controversy) would be a fit candidate.

3. sporadicblogger - May 16, 2007

@Nishant- I wonder how much of the news is actually heard 🙂

@aunty- Good idea! 😀

4. keshav - May 16, 2007

YAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!

i want this
i want this
i want this

5. sporadicblogger - May 17, 2007

Hm. Interesting.
There are male and female readers here, and the strippers in question are female AND male.
I wonder why only the men have chosen to comment with a I-want-this kind of a reaction 🙂

6. anonymouse - May 18, 2007

The women are too busy watching the show?

7. sporadicblogger - May 18, 2007

lolol, good one 😀

8. Keshav - May 19, 2007

lol..but

I WANT THIS
I WANT THIS
I WANT THIS!


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