The democratic presidential debate for the US elections is 30 hours from now, and CNN is, believe it or not, doing a countdown already, with a timer counting down in hours minutes and seconds. It will be a CNN debate so the channel will not stop hyping it. It is a marathon talkathon that makes our studio harangues seem puny.
The Times of India took boss Vineet Jain's assertion that the company is in the advertising business very seriously on October 12. Page one was on page 5, four pages of advertising preceded it. Then after page one you got two more pages of only ads, then one more page of news then three more full ad pages! Overall the 28 page main edition in Delhi had 12 full pages of ads, and one more page with more than three quarters full of ads.