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Uninformed or Misinformed?

"If you don't read the newspaper, 
                 you are uninformed; If you do read the newspaper, 
                      you are misinformed."                                                     - Mark Twain


Since I do to have figures of India, I refer to American statistics as an indicator.
Why refer to America? Because Mark Twain was referring to American media and capitalistic America has driven modern global trends in technology and social change for past 100 years.

Television, news media and publishing whether it is books, magazines,or newspapers, were originally set up to provide a news service and generate advertisement revenue to subsidise the cost of bringing news to the public. 

Now news is just a fig leaf for advertising revenues. When any entity is driven only for maximising revenue, hook or by crook it sells its soul. Now news has to be distorted, manipulated or downright fabricated to please those who pay money, for  business, social, political or military gain…