Rajinikanth bats for fair journalism
Chennai, Jan 14 (PTI) Top actor Rajinikanth on Tuesday
batted for neutrality in journalism and urged media outlets to
report the truth.
Addressing an event held by Tamil magazine 'Thuglak'
here, the actor said a journalist like the late
Cho S Ramaswamy, who helmed the publication for decades, was
needed for the nation.
The "times, politics and society are going bad," and in
view of such a scenario, the media had a huge responsibility
towards the people, he said.
Some television channels were biased towards some
political parties, he alleged and wanted the media, critics
and journalists to report the truth impartially and what was
good for the people and nation.
Likening true news to milk and fake reportage to water,
he said some mixed both of it adding people will not be able
to distinguish between the two.
"Only journalists need to tell which portion is milk and
which is water...write the truth and don't make a lie (appear
like) a truth," the actor said, amid applause.
Rajinikanth is expected to make a foray into politics
ahead of State Assembly elections scheduled to be held next
Noted for his sarcasm, Cho Ramaswamy was a multi-faceted
personality and he died in 2016 at 82.
Founder of popular Tamil magazine "Thuglak," he was an
actor, theatre artiste, lawyer, and he distinguished
himself as an ace political commentator.
The magazine held its annual readers connect event here
on Tuesday which also coincided with the commemoration of its
50th anniversary. PTI VGN VIJ