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Arnab blames media for spreading ‘falsehood’ over Delhi riots & Rajinikanth’s CAA ‘tango’

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

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New Delhi: Prime time Sunday revisited Northeast Delhi riots. Some anchors, meanwhile, discussed Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s rally in West Bengal, while others talked about Tamil superstar-turned politician Rajinikanth’s supposed “tango” with the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

On Zee News’ Taal Thok Ke, anchor Aditi Tyagi claimed that she was raising the most important question of allWho will bear the (the cost of the) damages caused by the Delhi riots?” 

Tyagi referred to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s tried and tested method of “rioters” and “protesters” paying for the damages. She wondered: “Is the Yogi model important for rioters?”

NDTV India did some ground work and came up with feel-good stories from the riot-ravaged areas

Sanjeev Kumar, resident of Karawal Nagar, revealed how he had saved a family of 24 members during the violence in his neighbourhood. All of them stayed over at his house for safety.  

In Aaj Tak’s Khabardar, anchor Chitra Tripathi said: “According to Delhi Police, there haven’t been any PCR calls, which means that things are calming down.”

At the same time, Tripathi wanted to know who was responsible for causing this violence. She didn’t have an answer but offered this instead: There was a report that suggested weapons were sold in large quantities at the time of the violence.” 

Times Now’s anchor Athar Khan shared his opinion on Shah’s rally in West Bengal.

Khan said, “In his first speech itself, Shah has set the tone and target for the upcoming election.

During the debate that followed, Aman Sinha, BJP spokesperson, used many adjectives to describe Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. 

“Amit Shah has exposed syndicate raj, corruption, dynastic fiefdom operating in West Bengal,” Sinha added.

The desperation and anxiety of Mamata are evident. (She) seems to be insecure of the support and popularity Amit Shah is getting,” he said.

India Today’s anchor Chaiti Narula focussed on Rajinikanth’s “pro-CAA tango” where he met Muslim clerics to discuss the controversial  law.

Sumanth Raman, political analyst, was analytical and imaginative in his comments on this outreach:Ever since Rajinikanth indicated that he wanted to foray into politics… there has always been talk that he would somehow be the Trojan horse of the BJP.”

Raman concluded, “His meeting today is a balancing act.” 

On Republic TV’s “riot reality”, anchor Arnab Goswami continued to propound his propaganda and blamed other media houses of “falsehood” about the riots, which means they didn’t tell the same story as he did. Goswami, innocently, asked, “What is happening in my country?” 

There is a section of the media which has betrayed the country by deliberately presenting falsehood by saying Delhi riots are a pogrom, he said.

After Shah’s rally in Bengal, NDTV 24×7  interviewed Derek O’Brien, Trinamool Congress MP. He didn’t mince any words: “I am not one bit surprised that he (Shah) was going to come here and spread more of his bigotry, hate and divisiveness.”

Coming to Bengal and giving Mamata Banerjee lectures is not the answer but it is completely on expected lines,” he added.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. If officers in the administration do not follow rule book, initiative taken by government to act under provision of related law as witnessed in ex CBI chiefs matter. For not following rule book in Recent disturbance can any action by government will be taken. If it can be taken in future the political boss can not treat them as their personal domestic help.

  2. Media mustn’t be biased.
    And SECULARISM shouldn’t be only pro-hindu. So called secular media are there only to find fault with the Hindus.

  3. The writer is expecting journalist chitra tripathy to have the answer as to who is responsible for the riot. “She didn’t have an answer but offered this”. This reporter is asking journalists to do policing. For the shake of opposing they oppose with ridiculous ideas. Very well earned term for the reporter “presstitute”.

  4. The presstitute of godi media will never resist their desire to spread hatered even after so much destruction of riots which was a culmination of their primetime hate propaganda.such shameless than the prostitute .at least she has amorality of costumer satisfaction without causeing grief to any one.

  5. It’s the common people irrespective of their communitu suffers in this bloodshed while the politicians (irrespective of political affliation) will either wash of their hands ‘what happened has happened’ or indulge in blame game.we are just their vote banks.. Take a pledge not to share or spread hatred. . We are the ones who loose..

  6. It’s the common people irrespective of their religion suffers while the politicians (irrespective of political affliation) will either wash of their hands ‘what happened has happened’ or indulge in blame game.we are just their vote banks.. Take a pledge not to share or spread hatred. . We are the ones who loose..

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