Tarring political opponents is nothing new. We have seen that in elections across the world. This happens even more during war-time. There’s that old story that the USSR and British propaganda put out about Adolf Hitler. In the middle of the 20th century, Soviet and British propaganda made popular the idea that Adolf Hitler had only one testicle (and was thereby less of a man). But when a series of lies and untruths are peddled not just by a political party but also by the media it becomes a criminal witch-hunt. This is precisely what the media has been doing with Narendra Modi for over a decade now. The latest being a “Puppy” story that was taken out of context to make a villain out of him. Chief perpetrators among the liars are Times Now and many individual media celebs.
Modi responded to a question on his feelings about deaths in the 2002 riots by saying that one feels sad even if a Puppy comes under a wheel and therefore his sadness over the incident and the deaths. That is not a quote but exactly what he meant. Trust the media and some jokers to quickly distort it read as equating Muslims to Puppies. Earlier Digvijaya Singh had equated Indian Mujahideen to all Muslims in his quest to appease his vote bank. Now, the journalist in question was Sruthi Gottipati of Reuters who carried the interview. Therefore, everyone is asking the question why Shruti deleted this tweet of hers which clarified the actual context of Modi’s statement and directly slammed the Indian media:
So why did she delete it? We’ll get to that. In the meantime let’s see the sequence of events led by tweets from Reuters and Sruthi. These are the two tweets:
The tweet by Sruthi was at 3.05pm on July 12 and the one by Reuters at 3.35pm. You can be assured that even before Sruthi had tweeted about it she would have let out information of the Modi-interview coming up to all her friends in the media laced with special attention to the Puppy comment. If you read her tweet it mentions only the Puppy under the wheel so you can understand what particular aspect of the interview she was trying to peddle without the context. This helped the media cronies of the Congress, the Congress party and other assorted doormats such as Javed Akhtar to extend the lie that Modi had equated Muslims to Puppies and scream about it for the rest of the evening.
NDTV Group Editor Barkha ‘Evolver’ Dutt wonders how a story about an encounter case has gone virtually gone unnoticed. Well, Barkha seldom looks inward or introspects about the pathetic coverage of NDTV. With Uttarakhand reeling under disaster NDTV used fake videos to report the tragedy. At the peak of the tragedy Sreenivasan Jain was peddling lies about the Ishrat encounter case. She herself was also tweeting the Puppy story without verifying facts as did her “alleged” news channel report it too. So who’s talking and acting like Mother Goose peddling fairy tales? Huh? Didn’t the stupid fools in the media also do the same thing with the Modi “Rambo Act” story of the man saving some 15000 lives? After some three weeks TOI offers a clarification instead of an apology for the LIE they distributed:
Remember Reuters is a former partner of the TOI group. TOI is mortified? I believe this TOI-let roll should be mummified for its excesses. Their pathetic propaganda is further exaggerated in criminal proportions by a moron who passes off as Arnab Goswami who passes off as a journalist. And where peddling lies is concerned can the media’s first and original bimbo be far behind. Her outrage seems like her own modesty has been outraged. Naturally, the bimbo tweeted the following without bothering to actually check the story or what the context was. And then this Numero Unee grandly claims that the “Media bias against Modi is a myth”. Add that to another lie from her and her extremely “biased” and anti-Modi channel.
So why did Sruthi Gotipati delete her tweet which abundantly clarified the Puppy story? One thing comes out clearly is that she is another of those novices on Twitter and Internet who still hasn’t learned that footprints on the net can’t be wiped out that easily. Even otherwise people pretending to be journos have demonstrated their dumbness with regular frequency.
Deep Throat tells me that it was Reuters themselves who pressurised Sruthi to delete her tweet. Because: A) They received adverse messages from their media peers because the tweet damages the credibility of their own Hammam. B) They discovered that while they were otherwise not so known in India a controversy fuelled by a Modi interview, even with a lie, helps them gain prominence. C) Sruthi’s media friends who were exposed called her and lambasted her. All three are true.
It is not certain if Reuters were under pressure from the Congress party or the Govt to continue allowing the controversy using a lie to flourish. Who could have thought Puppy-love would one day be reduced to Puppy-Lie by the ever-loving, err… ever-lying Indian media? These are the shameless poodles of the Congress and the GOI lying about Puppies.
So, is Narendra Modi complaining? Not at all! In the end, like all the elections in Gujarat, he WINS. The TOI Rambo-15000 fraud stands exposed. The Congress spends hundreds of crores to feed bones to their media-poodles and yet Modi garners all the media time. In the end, their Puppy story was also exposed as a fraud. He wins again!