Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bad Timing



Fox News in the US has this tagline of “Fair & Balanced”. Not everyone thinks they are but it’s a line that’s been borrowed heavily in the Indian media too. Supposing there was a matchbox with a few match-sticks inside and two guys were arguing over how many sticks are inside, what do you think our media would do? Umm… someone like Rajdeep Sardesai would have a heated debate with the two guys and conclude by saying “We’ve had a fair and balanced discussion and we leave it to viewers to decide how many sticks are in the matchbox”. No balance-head, you don’t leave it to the viewers. All you have to do is slide the box open, spill the matchsticks and count them. That will establish the truth. That’s an exercise where one is dealing with tangibles. It’s measureable. Debates are fine when they are about policy or viewpoints on law-making and such topics. Debates are not fine when a news outlet has ample opportunity to establish facts if not the absolute truth. When they don’t, someone sooner or later comes along and establishes facts. Unfortunately, they even turn up at inconvenient times.

Take the case of Digvijaya Singh who falsely claimed with Sunetra Choudhary of NDTV that the Congress never targeted family members of BJP. DS may say what he wants but it’s the job of the news channel to dig, check, verify and confirm if what a politician stated is correct. A news outlet that doesn’t have archives and doesn’t use them if they do should be digging elsewhere. You know where.  It’s called a simple fact-check and reporting the correct facts after the interview. Did NDTV do that? Of course not! Why would they? They were happy peddling DS’ lie and I had to write the post “NDTV needs a lie-detector”. There are many such posts on this site on the lies our media has wilfully peddled, especially when it came to Gujarat Muslims, Narendra Modi and the state itself. To list the posts would make a very long list.

In September 2011 I wrote “The make-up and mask of Chachi 420 wasn’t meant to last forever”. This was in the post “SC exposes media’s clean shit” over the lies of petitions against Narendra Modi when the SC returned Zakia Jafri’s case back to the lower court. That post explains many of the lies of Gujarat 2002 which continued to be sung by the media till last year. I won’t say it has stopped because we are close to another major election and the Chachis and Chachas 420 in the media will be back with them in some form or the other. So when social activist, freelance TV panellist and writer Madhu Kishwar (MK) recently came up with a huge volume on Gujarat riots, Muslims etc. titled “ModiNama” the question she gets from Indian Express is hardly surprising. Sounds like MK reported some kind of “coup” doesn’t it? You know, it is unacceptable to our media that some people suffer from a non-terminal disease. MK suffers from that disease too. It’s called “conscience”. Naturally, IE thinks or infers the “timing” is suspicious. Was this a bad time to gate-crash the party of malicious propagandists? Well, let’s take a look at some cases of “good timing”.

Remember Sadbhavna Mission? Immediately after that when Modi was on the Sadbhavna tour, guess who turns up to provoke Muslims into hatred? That would be social warrior Shabnam Hashmi who supposedly works for “harmony”. Her lies and good timing are chronicled in “Hate Engineers”. Then 2012 was an election year and also the 10th year of Godhra and after. I predicted Rajdeep Sardesai will cry in “The Hang Modi weekend”. Rajdeep did cry and showed us how Muslims were going through extreme suffering in Gujarat. Good timing! Not happy? So come elections 2012 and who goes there to do a special show? The Macaulay Putri herself! She subtly hoped that the “Chaiwalla” would invite her to tea. From Ahmedabad to Surat she could see nothing in Gujarat except Muslims suffering and the boss was doing shows on his channel titled “Why Muslims are being ignored by BJP” in Gujarat. Yeah, read all about that in “Rajdeep, CNN-IBN Join Gujarat Election Campaign”. Good timing, wouldn’t you say?

If CNN-IBN was the right eye, it can’t be crying all on its own. Right? So we need the left eye to be crying too. It’s like synchronised swimming. How synchronised? Just look at the pics in the post “The Roman agent in Gujarat” and the extraordinary talent of Barkha Dutt. Of all the places in Gujarat she picks out a Muslim ghetto called Juhapura in Ahmedabad and shows how much Muslims are suffering in the entire state. And she does it in great style over “Gujarati Thalis”. I wonder what she thought about “effete” Gujarati food. She doesn’t stop there, to add spice she imports people to speak about Gujarat. This was just a few days before the December 2012 elections. Good timing again, eh? And even post the elections and results the media showed the world nothing but “Amazing Disgrace”.

So now you know all about timing. That our MSM must have a free run on their lies and fake stories and any rude awakening is a “Bad timing”. The twisted and manipulated debates with their “fixed” panellists are their exclusive preserve. The make-up is starting to melt and the mask is coming undone. So where did Madhu Kishwar come from? Those who have followed her writings may remember she has frequently expressed her disgust at the way the MSM has treated her when she was on such panels. There is a particularly sharp open letter she had also written to Arnab Goswami. Her voice was being shut out. After 11 years she finally decided to find out facts for herself. That’s the only surprise. Why 11 years? She went to the same places that Sagarika, Rajdeep, Barkha, Ansari (of India Today), Teesta Setalvad, Shabnam Hashmi and many others went. She went to find the facts and the truth. The ones named earlier went to find flesh for the skeletons of stories they had already written. So when Bhupendra Chaubey of CNN-IBN asks her if it’s her mission to “remove bias” against Modi he shows why he is alarmed. You see, if you speak against the stories of the MSM and deal with facts, you are an outcast. You are an untouchable or will become one.

Where did it start for MK? It started sometime just before her visit to Vibrant Gujarat 2013. She was probably an invitee. She had mentioned here and there that during her trip she will also find out about the riots, about Muslims in Gujarat and development stories. It appears she came became impressed with Vibrant Gujarat and during that period spoke to people, stayed out late nights in Ahmedabad to see if women were safe, she visited police stations to see if they are responsive. Before she visited the Vibrant Gujarat event she had also run into this site. She must have glanced through some posts here and there. She asks valid questions. Who writes for it? Who runs it? No, I am not in any way suggesting that any material here made a difference to her. But it is proof that she scanned a lot of sites before she reached Gujarat and followed it up with a good deal of ground work. That she did a lot of research unlike our 2-minute noodle TV celebs who have nothing but stories to suit their agenda. So there isn’t really any “timing” to her “ModiNama”.

The awful truth again is that it’s not so much that Madhu Kishwar has made any startling revelations. Nothing of that sort! She has diligently compiled most of what was already out there into a single document with sound facts backing her up. But what she did additionally was go out late, visit police stations and meet ordinary people. The MSM is going to be upset because they are likely to feel “one of their own” has defected. Actually, moving to side of Truth is a lot easier. There’s a reason why the IE reporter and Chaubeji are disturbed. Because they think the “ModiNama” is a build-up to the next general elections. It is certain that there are many more in the MSM who will wonder about the “timing” of it all. Instead, what they should be wondering about is if their own “Good times” all these years of fake stories have ended.

42 comments:

  1. Ravi. Thank you for great write up.
    MSM are, no doubt not only anto-Hindu, but anti-national. Regularly paid by Congress Party and ME money, including that from ISI and Daud Ibrahim, to destroy the fabric of Bharat. It is pity that these mother and father xxxxxxx can not see what they are doing to Indian Democracy.

    Now coming to Beefeater, he is so pi$$$d these days that he is gone troppo. His lady luck, Devout Hindu, was offering Easter Choclates before Good Friday, and Christine Pemberton in Niticentral blog blasted her for that. May be she will make a better Muslimah.

    You are doing excellent job. Wish you best of luck, we are with you to save Bharat.

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  2. Ravi - Did you see who was one of the first to attack Madhu on twitter? Ms. Azmi! And it was along the lines of - I used to think I knew you....

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  3. US has just 1 Fox News, but India has so many - NDTV, CNN IBN, Times Now, etc

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  4. With this post Ravinar is truly back in form after 'going rogue' for a while last month.With Mr Modi on the move and Ravinar firing on all cylinders here and on Twitter we can look ahead with some hope for better times. Thank you.

    Sudhakar Muthyala

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  5. Madhu Kishwar is doing one hell of a job. We must stand by her and see to that complete articles on Modinama be published as a book. Then only we can silence these biased critics of Modi.

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  6. This is the first real post after a lull around Holi.

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  7. theres a principle which i follow very strictly in my life, if i've made a mistake, the best time to rectify it is now.

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  8. Ravi, timing reminded me, is the book ready to be released? If i remember correctly, it was due in March end or April.

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  9. slowly but steadily the decade long propaganda against NaMo is losing its steam. More and more people are realizing the truth based on facts and not on fiction shown in several news channels.

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  10. Dear Ravinar,

    Wanted to know your opinion of NAMO's 8th April Live Streaming Think India Dialogue on all Network 18 channels on subject of Governance. I am intrigued on how such an Anti-Modi Media house suddenly promoting the Dialogue with NAMO from top of the house, er their website!!!

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    1. @Abhijeet,
      Let's wait and watch...how NaMo f$$$s the N18 group's morons.
      May be they are thinking to balance their DRAMA/ PROPAGANDA.

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    2. I am perflexed to see Modi time and again honour these anti-Modi channels while being in their conclave or summit etc. I am 1000% sure a completely irrelevant and unrelated question about Guj Riots will pop up again to try and corner #Namo.

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  11. It doesnt matter who writes it, the blog brings the "truth" to the people which is denied to the people of this country in last 65 years of corrupt ruling.

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  12. The mother of all timing was the recent raid on MK.Stalin's residence by CBI just 24 hrs after they withdrew support to the govt. Most media, without even a giggle on their face could digest the argument by KhanChris morons that it was a coincidence. Arnab was the lone crusader who had the laughter of his life. That was the worst day for the' law taking its own course' practioners.Coming to Madhu, i dont know when she turned into an independent thinker breaking away from the motley crowd.It could be attrition, doing the same muck throwing every day and everything coming to naught vis a vis Gujarat. The others in the crowd have thicker skins and may change in due course.

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  13. More than the timing, the research that has gone into Madhu Kishwar's Modi-Nama must have shocked the Modi-hate engineering cottage industry. These morons have limited their "research" to the accounts of the likes of Shabnam Hashmi and Teesta Setalvad to find flesh for their skeletons as Ravinar says.

    Madhu has clearly raised the bar and even if they wish to rebut her account, the crooks simply lack the gray matter to produce a cogent "anti-Modi Nama".

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  14. Minhaz Merchant
    Madhu Kishwar
    .................

    And many more to follow ........ this is just a begining.

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  15. Ravinar please have some vitamins and fresh nourishing food, for you will have tough time or running out of time and exhaust yourself - as you would have "N" number of glorious opportunities to speak and write about.... (1) from Doggy & Joker No.1 DigVijay (2) from Joker No.2 Rahul Gandhi.

    I am actively looking forward to have "life time humor" in the coming one year.

    Rahul Gandhi talks of "inclusive" growth and suddenly changes his stance "being outsider" in Congress, but "insider" to all party policies. What a contrast and confused is Rahul Gandhi

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    1. @Anonnymous,
      Please don't say RG...say Pappu or Pou-Poo ..:) ROFL

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  16. MSM good times are about to end so we can see some unexpected dramas in the propaganda studios... The "Cheerio aunty Sgarika" must be going through sleepless night... so she is giving proof everyday that she is enjoying her life very stress free "blissful swimming sessions" all are fake. We can see increasing disgust and anger in the face of Bharkha day by day. Time will come these fake congressi news anchors will come on road to stop NaMo...
    And thank you...

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  17. Great, again an excellent piece of article, I am noticing the impact of Mediacrooks on this moron journalists, the crony Barkha has started manhandling the congress nowadays (at least on twitter), I want you to write about the Hindi media as well, whats your views on Ravish and Ashutosh or that moron punay prasoon, I hope the next great would be on Nautanki done by "Amul Baby" at CII Conference.

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    1. And what about ABHIGYAN( Actually AGYAN) PRAKASH..? he seems to be spineless.

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  18. Today, NDTV carried a comparison of Modi vs Rahul after Rahul read out another of those prepared speeches which would've inspired no one except the frauds in MSM. I think the MSM is now trying to be more loyal than the king. Genuflection to the power of infinity! Rahul perhaps referred to the poor when he spoke of the need for inclusiveness to CII. And what did the MSM interpret? The dumb Sunetra Chaudhury inferred he meant that if the opposition came to power, it would mean Muslim exclusiveness. The Congress is hell bent on using MSM to drive a dangerous wedge in this country. They are out to create tremendous acrimony among Muslims through sustained propaganda. They are willing to let the country slip into chaos. Their response to NaMo's ever increasing popularity and to the clamour of right thinking Indians to see him at the helm is "If you get him elected, we will turn this country into a living hell". So much for their commitment to democratic values. I beg all right thinking Indians to wake up (and I believe most readers of mediacrooks are) and take it upon themselves to educate many others who are still in the dark and naive enough not to see the depravity and evil of the Congresswallahs. We owe it to the nation to ensure Congress' resounding defeat in the forthcoming polls.

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    1. The problem here Shashi is that increasing population of Muslims and the last thing they want to see is BJP coming to the power, I have some friends from this community and they don't give a damn about corruption, growth or anything related to the nation and I am talking about educated Muslims. Multiculturalism is the biggest curse of India and we have to live with it, there is no escaping, may all these congress b@@ty lickers jurnos go to hell.

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    2. Dear Shashi, Leo nardo,

      Appreciate your sentiments. My take on the Muslim mindset is :

      If we have a strong Hindu Leader as PM for next 20 years, in most likely case the Indian nation would become an actual super power & guide & decide most of the politics in & around sub-continent barring the Chinese interference. This strength will lead to majority of Muslims change their attitude towards the Hindus in India & make them realise the importance of Nationalism & education along with their religious believes. Thus this change in mindset will cause their economical growth & lowering of birthrate. We Hindus are on a right track but need to remain focussed for atleast another 20-25 years with a strong Hindu leader at the Helm to make India a real Superpower.

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    3. Dear Abhijeet,

      You say we Hindus are on right track, how can we be on right track when our own Hindu leaders are killing our identity for few bucks, look shindes, tiwaris, dogvijay singh and the brand new addition is twitter boy Tharoor, our media is totally sold out. I think we are at brink of social chaos. Look at these juvenile tv anchors who have just passed out of oxford or cambridge and they assume that they have every right to abuse modiji. I am on mission to teach the people about the congress pseudo secular agenda and I am happy that at least I have turned nearly 60-70 people into BJP's favour earlier they were congress voter and still counting, see we have to put the efforts on our level to save our nation from going to the dogs, coz media will never tell the truth. I request all the readers to create the awareness about this corrupt congress otherwise days are not far when we Hindus have to take asylum in Gujrat.

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  19. Am new to this blog and impressed... Wat is expandion of MSM

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    1. I asked the same question a few days ago.

      MSM means main stream media (such as Times, IE, NDTV, HT, CNN IBN who publish the paid news for highest bidder)

      SM means Social Media

      Hey Ravinar,
      Can you please add a glossary page for new readers of MC?

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  21. I sincerely home more and more journalists get this non-terminal disease called "Conscience". Because at the end Satyameva Jayathe.

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    1. Typo, read "hope" instead of "home".

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  22. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=446481485433806&set=a.411146422300646.96201.409216365826985&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf
    see link... kindly expose expose the secular face of congress

    ur regular follower, abhinav

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  23. MODINAMA by Madhu Kishwar
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/134098942/MODINAMA-by-Madhu-Kishwar

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  24. ravi....many dint notice that pappu estimated that there around 700 mps in India...

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    1. @Rajat He is "technically" correct.You see there are some 545 Mps in Loksabha and about 250 MPs in Rajyasabha.That brings the count to some 800 MPs.

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  25. It is interesting to see the entire paid media trying to infuse life into a dead body (called Rahul Gandhi) with all its knowledge of psychology & medical sciences.
    While the Rahul Gandhi intends to give power to the citizens, then he is shying away in supporting the introduction of Lokpal bill suggested by Civil Society ?
    Rahul Gandhi did not know Indian History or its lessons of management. India always followed a ruler, however, rulers failed India.

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  26. Dear Ravi,
    Goes without saying am a regular of your blogs and love & salute each and every piece of yours.
    Was just recently thinking - after NaMo takes over as PM in 2014 (do not doubt one bit - and knowing Khangress's dirty tricks department can make it difficult only not impossible) and BJP forms a NDA govt. (if not voted with absolute majority), is it possible to file Sedition & Treason charges on Barkha Dutt, firstly, when she was embedded with Indian Army during Kargil war in 1999, despite being warned by Army not to reveal forward posts's locations and plans, she does it. Second, during 26/11, she again reveals all inside info. of SPG Commandoes arrival, to locations of trapped victims in Taj & Oberoi hotels etc. and in the process passing all info. to the ISI & Terrorists through her NDTV channel. Am sure, if guys like Mahesh Jethmalani, or Ram Jethmalani fight as Prosecutors - she could be awarded the Death Penalty. Has any woman journalist ever been hanged or faced a Firing squad ? Would she be given Clemency by President Pranab Mukherjee, who himself would have been interviewed by her - plus being a fellow bengali ? Am I being cruel in wishing her to be hanged for being so anti-national and a traitor ? if Ravi or some one can pls. enlighten me......

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    1. @harry...dont worry....she will herself die in shame and disgust when namo becomes PM...

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  27. Insightful as usual!

    One correction though. A peanut is a rich source of nutrients. And being relatively inexpensive (compare to other dry fruits) it is of great value to the common man.

    Not sure of Rahul Baba's usefulness though. Modi on the other hand needs no resume polishing. It is really a hajmola to Apple comparison!

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  28. Quote: Rajdeep Sardesai would have a heated debate with the two guys and conclude by saying “We’ve had a fair and balanced discussion and we leave it to viewers to decide how many sticks are in the matchbox”.

    What would Arnab have done : catch the matchbox by its neck, subject it to intense interrogation & force it to reveal how many sticks are inside by the end of the show.

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