A Delhi fast track Court has satisfied ‘the collective consciousness of the Indian society’ by granting death sentence to the four accused in the infamous Delhi gang rape case that roused huge protests through out the country. All the political parties have welcomed the judgment. ‘Justice is done’ howls the media all over as they move on to search for the next ‘interesting story’.
As in any profit driven society, the concept of free and fair mass media is as good a myth as democracy; however it gets uglier when the multinational corporations are in near total ownership of the media and are influencing every spheres of the government machinery. Clearly, it is not the billion people but the billions which are accumulated by the big businesses that are doing the talking.