Monday, April 25, 2011

Do you agree?

There seems to be a dearth of issues on which to gauge public opinion. The TOI poll today asks if readers agree that Aarushi Talwar's parents are the only people who could have killed her. I'm not sure many respondents will have investigated the case or even read the CBI chargesheet. Does being a newspaper reader alone qualify you to pass judgement on such a case? You could argue that readers' opinions won't make any difference to the actual judgement passed by the courts. Then why conduct such a poll in the first place? It's dangerous to equate "Do you think it could be so?" with "Do you agree?"


  1. what public thinks need not be true. i think polls in newspapers should be about issues that are ethical and not judgemental.

  2. Aarushi looked like a frog. I agree.

  3. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.

  4. i really think we should wait for the 'justice' system to do its work...legally what the paper is doing is criminal...they can be sued by the parents for defamation and by the court for interfering with a trail...any lawyers listening?

  5. Really?
    I don't think they're listening. Lawyers don't read my blog.
    And I don't want the Times of India to be sued, I love it! Surprisingly, but love is blind.


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