Since we already have had some discussion on the press on our side of the border, it should only be fair that we also analyze media ethics of our friends on the other side.
Alternatively, we can just cut the crap and watch this video ([Highly recommended viewing] of excellent “live” reporting of a Pakistani news channel (link sent in by Bengal Voice and Aditi) which has, as of today, displaced this video of our ex-commando general enjoying a charged dance routine from the top position in the list of favorite Pakistani video nuggets. [This (the seven second itch) becomes now my third favorite and this (overenthusiastic rabble-rouser who shouts out-of-turn) my fourth]
While on the subject of Pakistan and in the context of Youtube, it would be interesting to watch this song from a Pakistani movie called Bedari (1957). Yes it is a total lift (tune, concept) of “Aao Bachchon Tumhein Dikhayen” from Jagriti (1954) (An interesting fact is that the same person (Rattan Kumar) has acted in both the Pakistani movie and the Indian original). [Links courtesty Ritu Chandra]
What I found most amusing about the song, (the glorification of Bin Qasim was of course expected), was when the “patriot” while glorifying the motherland says so of some of her sons, as if this is a badge of achievement:
Bandook ke chaaon main bacche hote hain jawaan yahaan !
Also of great interest are the lyrics of this song where the same patriot is exhorting “is mulk ko rakhna bachchon samhal ke” (Take care of this country kids)
Tum rahaton araam ke jhule main na jholoon
Kaanton pe hain chaalna mere hansten huen pholoon
Lena abhi Kashmir yeh baat na bholoon (repeat twice)
Yeh baat na bholoon
Kashmir pe laharana hain jhanda uchaal ke
And in news which in no way follows from the generational agenda and the accompanying pride in a violent upbringing that has been so beautifully articulated in a popular culture artifact, an unwanted guest announces, apparently in his own words, his nationality and his profession