Anguish at media

Legislators expressed their pent up anger against the media in both the Legislative Assembly and Council on Wednesday. Here is what they said:

Certain visual media houses are assassinating our character. Can’t we do anything? Are they Baahubali (powerful)?. Should we not question them? Media people sit in
studios and turn into petitioners, advocates and judges. We are reduced to caricatures. We are pained but scared to talk.
B R Patil (MLA, KJP)

Recently a TV channel aired a news item saying Kage was missing. The police are capable of capturing tigers and lions. But can they not trace Kage, the channel was asking.  This clip was telecast for the whole day. I felt like committing suicide.
Raju Kage (MLA, BJP) (He and his family members were
 recently arrested in an assault case.)

The electronic media has repeatedly been indulging in character assassination, witch-hunt and conducting its own trials. Stringent action should be initiated against such media houses
V S Ugrappa (MLC, Cong)

TV anchors behave rudely with politicians who are old enough to be their grandfathers. They use intemperate language.
K R Ramesh Kumar, Health and Family Welfare Minister

Some weeks ago I was in a toll booth near Nelamangala to educate employees there on allowing ambulances and VIP vehicles without much delay. But the TV channels projected it differently. They branded me a rowdy who assaulted people at the booth.
Suresh Gowda (MLA, BJP)

The media had reported that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah changed his car because a crow sat on it. Crow is not inauspicious. We offer rice to crows. The crow must have come in search of rice because of Anna Bhagya.
K S Puttannaiah (MLA, Ind)

We should make IAS officers contest elections to the Assembly and mediapersons run for zilla panchayat polls. Then alone mediapersons will realise our problems. We are not depending on media to win elections.
S R Mahesh (MLA, JD-S)

Are they (media persons) human beings or animals? Are they Satya Harishchandras?...They air false news and indulge in character assassination. It is high time the media is controlled.
S T Somashekar (MLA, Congress)

Local TV channels always glorify unhealthy issues such as rape, murder and illicit relationships. Nobody can watch these channels with family members. One must seriously think about the kind of harm these channels are causing to society. The media should introspect...We have to put an end  to this.
M B Patil, Minister for Water Resources

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