I saw something on CNN IBN ( streaming content) the other day that made my jaws drop.
The program: CNN IBN special program
Title: Cricket's dark side
Presenters:Bhupender Chaube, Bob Kalra and a Geo TV rep live from Pakistan.
Bhupender Chaube to Geo TV rep in Pakistan: Your chanel has allegede foul play in Bob Woolmers death.
Geo TV Rep: We haven't alleged anything, but Inzamam ul Haq gave Bob a lot of trouble by not reporting for net practise.
Bhupender Chaube: This is a serious allegation. You are saying that Inzamam was the casue of Bob's death.
Geo TV Rep: I did not say that. I said he gave Bob the maximum amount of trouble.
Bhupender Chaube (shouting):How?!
Geo TV Rep( looks like he wants to slap Bhupender): He stressed out Bob by his disobedience and failing to report for net practise.
Bhupender Chaube: Thank you for coming on the show.(turning to the camera) As you can all see the Geo TV rep has made a serious allegation that Inzamam ul Haq and the Pakistani team stressed Bob to his death!
Bhupender Chaube kept screaming CNN IBN style and was desperately trying to sensationalise the issue,a trademark strategy of CNN IBN! News presenters from CNN IBN can be seen visibly excited when a news breaks and every effort is made during news hour to sensationalise the same. Background music adds to the melodrama.
How does this reflect on CNN I wonder. Or does CNN have no hold over the instantaneous content creation, sensationalisation and delivery of its Indian subsidiary?
( p.s will post the link to this video if I can get hold of the same. This program appeared around March 23rd)