ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Media: Stenographer to Power

For a news media that is often in pursuit of the lowest common denominator of audience taste, the Radia tapes offered a story that had sensation in abundant measure. Yet, save a handful of exceptions, the story has been consigned to a black hole of neglect. The news media has increasingly been seen as a stenographer to power and an instrument for harnessing every form of dissent to dominant structures. The Radia tapes show that it has been actually engaged in a more sordid enterprise than stenography - it has been an active and eager participant in the abuse of power.

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