The other day during breakfast, while leaving through the news paper I came across this article called “10 reasons why BRANGELINA should spilt” in a daily supplement of a renowned newspaper. What struck me was, despite having its share of clean gossip the supplement, though newly introduced had created and maintained its standard of reporting. However, this article made me think yet again about the role of media and its limits. Years ago, way back in 1997 when princess Diana died and henceforth, several articles have been written, revealing her true self, her secrets, affairs and various escapades that supposedly helped us to know her. Since I was quite young and quite taken over by the death of a real princess, I have followed every snippet of news about
The role of media as traced way back when news papers were first discovered in
The article that I was reading dealt with the reasons according to the editor why brad pitt and Angelina Jolie should split. The reasons were as lame as they will loose count of the number of children they have adopted and the children of whom they are the biological parents. Like it matters to them what you [the editor] thinks. Who are you anyways? And what right have you got to assume that the couple will spilt and why they should. They maybe rich spoilt brats but what right have anyone got to comment on their relationships. Despite their drawbacks [whatever that is] they have done what most others cannot, give a home and name to the homeless. Agreed that celebrities are public figures and what they do are in constant glare of people and the people too have a right to know about them but there is a limit to what the editor or the writer should write, freedom to express ones thought shouldn’t be done at the expense of someone’s privacy. It is however noteworthy that not only celebrities are public figures they are human beings and like ordinary people they too deserve a normal life too away room the constant glare of the people. Media is the most powerful medium ever but to maintain its position it should not violate their power by over exercising it.