When journalism turns into Yellow journalism, when Journalists forget the ethics and when media acts as bondservant in the hands of corrupt politicians, People will teach lessons to such media houses.
Reputed national media CNN-IBN, which forgot the basic ethics of journalism and tried to victimize Union Minister of Tourism Chiranjeevi with a stupid article titled “Decline of Chiranjeevi: From mega star to a big zero in Andhra Pradesh”.
In response to the article , Telugu People across the world gave a big slap on media house with a trending tag on twitter called #ShameOnIBN , This tag became super sensational on twitter and humiliated CNN-IBN heads .
Senior Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN-IBN was been frustrated by tweeters who love Chiranjeevi, by tweeting using the tag #ShameOnIBN. Interestingly, This tag was trending at top on twitter for last few hours , which was irritating the CNN-IBN heads and bringing down their reputation.
At one point of time, Rajdeep replied saying that ” We will not bullied and said no article will be removed and no apology will be given . But after sensing the damage that has caused by the plant and baseless article, Rajdeep realised the power of mega star and his following among masses.
Rajdeep immediately tweeted, Those angry with an article on chiranjeevi on ibnlive , please write a counter article which we will publish. Abuse will get you nowhere.
One thing can be understood from this whole episode, People are not sheeps to accept everything shown/printed by medias. They have reached the position to judge the media. Thats the power of Common Man !.