Did Bramdagh Really Say “Baloch Terrorists”?
Did you read Bramdagh Bugti’s interview in today’s Daily Times? If no, you must. Not that I am a big admirer of BB, as a professional journalist I find this interview highly flawed, objectionable and non-professional.
While the interviewer’s disrespect for the Baloch leader is easily felt in what appear to be his “planted questions”, the worst part is deliberate insertion of personal opinion and biases in the interviewee’s replies. At one point, the interviewer has quoted BB calling Baloch nationalists as “terrorists”.
At another stage Bramdagh calls Baloch people as “Balochi”, which only manifests the lack of interviewer’s knowledge about difference between Baloch and Balochi.
Most questions in the interview are very rude and disrespectful. Folks, I have said it many times, journalism does not give us a passport to insult other people. We will be respected as journalists only if we behave respectfully and professionally towards the people we interview.
The biggest tragedy struck the Pakistani media when Doomsday foresee-er doctors,corporate lawyers, retired army officers, outvoted politicians and hate mongers started to do journalists’ job.
Why on the earth don’t we decide to shut down these fucking ( I m using this F word for the first time on this blog) journalism schools? Can you see the fucking punctuation of the piece? How much can journalism as a profession give in to these non-professionals?