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People are no fools



MOST talk-shows on private television channels, which deal with serious political issues, seem to have turned into some kind of a joke. Most of the guests on these shows end up bickering constantly. As the atmosphere heats up, the speakers all begin to speak at once, which makes what they are trying to say incomprehensible, most of them do not give the other the space or scope to speak and wait for their turn. It is as if, if they win the debate, if you can call it a debate that is, here in the show, even if it means throwing dirt at each other, then the battle is won. What intrigues me the most is the way these people try to project how they are saying and doing whatever they say and do as a ‘responsibility towards the people and a duty to uphold democracy’!
Also these guest speakers should pay a little respect to the host or facilitator and when he says that time is up and the show is about to end, they should allow the facilitator to make some closing remarks, rather than continuing to speak for another five minutes even if they are given or they have asked for 30 seconds. Most of the speakers or guests in the talk shows seem to be emulating the politicians in Bangladesh, who love to talk and talk but do hardly anything effective when it comes to actions.
Speakers, please show some respect to one another and to the people, other than hurling insults at one another in conquest of your coveted, partisan interests. The public is not as stupid as you may assume.
A frustrated spectator
Dhaka
 




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