Monday, April 30, 2007

There's only one way to settle this ...

My new best friend, although he is probably not a regular reader here, is Krishnan Guru-Murthy, who presented a documentary/news programme on Channel 4 this evening about India. The programme was, I suppose, quite good, cramming lots of information into about 45 minutes. (The racial, religious and class bigotry that remain at the centre of Indian culture were all reported on in what seemed like a fair and comprehensive way).

What really appealed to me, though, was his interview with a junior government minister, Ashwani Kumar. Good old Krish got really pissed off with the smug, glib and mendacious answers that this prize moron was giving.

I am not, as you know, a man of violence, but had Mr Guru-Murthy leapt out of his chair and kicked seven shades of shoeshine out of his interviewee, as he looked as if he wanted to, I have to confess that I would be hard-pressed to stifle a cheer.

Wouldn’t it be nice to see an established TV journalist actually say “Don’t give me that fucking crap, you lying, hypocritical, slimy bastard”? Krishnan may be the first. I hope that if he does it, he does not lose his job as a result. In other words, it is nice to see someone who cared about what he was reporting on, rather than using the TV camera as an excuse to show off.

(I shall be available for autographs at the conclusion of this article.)

5 comments:

Richard said...

Good. I didn't see the programme in question but it's nice to hear of a journalist not belonging to the school of arslikhan. Paxman has his moments but he's too establishment now. Did you see Adam Boulton having his wedding guestlist ridiculed on HIGNFY last week?

Vicus Scurra said...

Yes, but Boulton has always been a prat, hasn't he?

Richard said...

Yes he has, but the pleasure for us is that he doesn't realise it.

Homo Escapeons said...

Perhaps junior government minister, Ashwani Kumar, would be kind enough to join the mouth breathers on the Gerry Springer Show and all of your dreams could come true.

Katy Kay extends her warm regards..hold on a sec.."I don't know where you put it?...That's impossible I just put new batteries in it last week...yes the pink one and the bendy one"...

sorry where was I? I certainly hope that the Producers of the show made a point of remembering all of the brave lads from your village who gave their all to keep India British.

Vicus Scurra said...

Yes, you make a valid point Donn. It seems that most of the world's problems are the result of colonial fascism. I do not identify with those who are responsible however. Reg's apology from a few weeks ago is a testament to the idiocy of accepting responsibility for the actions of historical governments. Fuck it, I don't even accept any responsibility for the acts of the current one.