News channels’ coverage of Haridwar continued to dip in and out of Kumbh Mela. But no channel called this a ‘human bomb’ or ‘corona warfare'.
Hindi news channels spent most of their time following Mukhtar Ansari's journey from Punjab to UP prison. Elsewhere, cameras remain fixated with Amit Shah’s bald pate.
The TMC forces were led by ‘Bengal Tiger’ Mamata Banerjee, mounted on her trusty wheelchair, the BJP by the king of polls, Amit Shah, aboard a saffron chariot.
Much of the criticism that the MVA govt is facing today could have been avoided with better media communication.
TV anchor after anchor questioned why Indians weren’t wearing masks, why there was a car in front of Antilia, and why Mamata’s ‘accident’ happened.
Nothing was too inconsequential for them to report: Aaj Tak looked at potential homes for Mamata in Nandigram while others caught up with the CM while she made tea.
News channels this week didn’t focus on Mumbai’s cyber attack, Bengal elections or the Hathras case, but the muscular politics of PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi.
‘Tigress’ Mamata is being hunted by the fierce BJP pack led by Modi, as per TV channels who have a keen eye on the West Bengal poll.
‘Nobody knows what’s true anymore,’ says a friend of Disha Ravi. That’s the truth of this week’s news coverage on the ‘toolkit conspiracy’.
Within the space of 48 hours, Modi projected himself as a strong leader who attacks the opposition with fury & a sensitive statesman moved to tears by compassion.