Sunday, December 1, 2013

Peeping Toms Of Gobar Journalism



In the middle of 2012, much before the Gujarat elections, I was meeting a ‘well-connected’ business client that I had met a few times before. He was also aware of this blog that I write. He started talking about elections and politics and out of the blue asked me if I would write against certain parties and politicians. He told me there would be good money. I declined but now on hindsight a thought comes to my head. What if I had accepted and started negotiating the amount? What if we had finally arrived at some agreement on what to write for what price? What if this guy also had a spycam recording all of it? Who knows! This guy could have then put up a post to show I’m corrupt and will twist my writing for money. He could have tarred this blog site whereas ideally I should have been legally entitled to send him to jail for secretly recording discussions with me without my knowledge. It would have been deliberately framing a person. It would have been a “sting operation”.

The direction of all the stings in the public and political domain have been singularly directed at parties opposed to Congress, particularly the BJP. This is no secret and every scumbag in the MSM knows it. But they still support this nonsense because they too are political thieves. The “Fiberal” bimbos have a mistaken idea of liberalism. The only true tolerant liberal in India is the real Hindu. Which is why the Category5Moron whines over the fate of Tarun Tejpal by wrongly connecting it to liberal values. The values of these Fiberals surely belong in the toilet as Swapan Dasgupta points out to her.  It is difficult for Sagarika to acknowledge the only values that the Fiberals share is the so-called “incestuous club” of lies, hate and behaving the way Tejpal did. 

And Tejpal is just the ponytail of the whole big Ravanesque head of this Fiberal club. He even founded one called ‘Prufrock’. His former colleague, Anirudh Bahal, has founded an exclusive “sting” company called Cobrapost. I fondly call it GobarPost because it is nothing but unadulterated bullshit. People who go around with spy cameras and pry on unsuspecting people and create reports belong in jail, not in the media.

Since the days of Arun Shourie this country hasn’t seen honest investigative reporting. There is an exception in J. Gopikrishnan of The Pioneer who broke the 2G scam. But the TV channels like NDTV, CNN-IBN, AajTak, HeadlinesToday clearly delight in shortcuts and spurious stings to claim “investigative reporting”. This is nothing but Gobar journalism. Investigative reporting takes a lot of patience, talking to hundreds of people, facing a lot of rejections, doors closing on the reporter, slander against the reporter, sleepless nights, danger, fear, good leads and wrong leads, confirmations and denials, people not going on record, lucky breaks and all of that plus an absolutely tough editor. It requires conviction and perseverance. It is nothing like a James Bond movie or the pathetic acts of Tehelka or GobarPost. This is a montage from a 2 hour movie and won’t explain the whole story but I have tried to show what kind of work and patience honest work involves. Video (11 mins):   

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The guys in the video weren’t investigating a mail fraud or a petty scam. They brought down the most powerful man on earth. It didn’t involve phone-tapping, they didn’t have mobile phones, spycams or laptops. In contrast our MSM and so-called spooks are acting like brokers for the govt. Investigation is not about trapping people when they are unguarded. It’s about getting to the bottom of a story through honest work but also using connections and sources in the best possible manner. So this Cobrapost with their Gobar journalism delivers some crap about BJP and AAP using some IT firms for some bogus promotion of their campaigns or to malign the Congress. So what’s new morons? This is the historical gift by the Congress; popularly known as DTD. And why is this any big news or such a big deal at all? Don’t political parties slander each other in the open at rallies and private meetings? Doesn’t the Congress malign Narendra Modi for any disaster in this country; even Onions? Don’t Ashok Gehlot and Ajay Maken get loverly fans from Turkey or Burkina Faso?

If election campaigns and politics are primarily dirty then they are going to be dirty everywhere; on the streets, in the parliament, in the cabinet, in rallies, on mountain tops, on the corrupt MSM and on the social media too. What exactly is shocking the bolts of these people or the anchors like Rajdeep or Arnab? Are these guys such ignorants? NO! It is just that people like Rajdeep have run a campaign against the BJP for long and this nonsensical Gobar of Cobrapost is just handy. As was Tehelka. The sleeping beauties of our MSM are just about waking up to the financial crimes of Tejpal and Tehelka. Here’s what FirstPost reports:

First, the beneficiaries: • Shoma Chaudhury was then Editor (Features). Anant Media had allocated 1,500 equity shares to her at a price of Rs 10 each. On 14 June 2006, she sold off 500 shares to AK Gurtu Holdings Private Ltd at a premium of Rs 13,189 per share, thus pocketing Rs 66 lakh … In short, Shoma Chaudhary’s Rs 5,000 investment (a third of her full investment of Rs 15,000 in buying 1,500 shares) brought her Rs 66 lakh in less than three years. • Tarun Tejpal’s wife Geetan Batra sold off 2,000 equity shares to AK Gurtu at a premium of Rs 13,189, thus getting Rs 2.64 crore. • Tejpal’s brother Minty Kunwar sold 1,500 shares to AK Gurtu for nearly Rs 2 crore. • Tejpal’s father Inderjit Tejpal offloaded 1,000 shares to AK Gurtu for Rs 1.32 crore • Tejpal’s mother Shakuntla too sold 1,000 shares to the same company for Rs 1.32 crore • Tejpal’s sister and Tehelka’s COO Neena T Sharma sold 432 shares for Rs 57 lakh. Tarun Tejpal did not offload any of his shares. Rather he acquired 4,125 equity shares from two persons, Shankar Sharma and Devina Mehra, at Rs 10 per share on the same day – that is, 14 June 2006. Thus on the same day, Anant Media shares had two different prices – Rs 10 and Rs 13,189 per share!

Anyone who believes there isn’t back door funding and illicit money in these deals or that there isn’t any political hand in these dealings surely needs to see Dr. Batra urgently. In the video Deep Throat has profoundly left an advice for posterity: “Follow the money”. Now what is this Cobrapost funded with and who funds it? If you look at their website there’s no “About us” or who’s behind the operation. The home page has a very visible “Donate” button at the top, the rest is links to articles. The only other page that has any other information about them is the donate page with Anirudh Bahal’s name and the address/accounts to send your money to. Take a look:

Appropriately, the real name of the organisation is “Forum for media & literature’. Ahem! After all, Tehelka too graduated from crappy stings to LitterFests, didn’t they? THINK and all? So the road map for Gobar journalism and easy money is pretty much well laid out. Throw crap against all opponents of Congress and get rich. That’s the scheme. Scams, sex, rapes; if at all there was a goldmine for these silly stings it has to be the Congress. Yet, as I keep pointing out repeatedly, not one major sting has been carried out against any Congi. It was reported earlier too and now even Huffpost reports Sonia Gandhi’s assets worth $2 Billion. Would these Congress doormats (which the guy in the video calls honourable “RatF*****s”) dare to peep into her asset history? How does a woman who claims she doesn’t even a car own $2 Bn worth of assets? These jokers and other “fearless cowards” like Arnab, Rajdeep, Barkha, Ashutosh, Sreenivasan Jain, Chaubeji, Sagarika & Co. will never dare to ask the question. Their heads would be rolling in some Gobar dump if they did. I would not be wrong in saying all the powers and crimes of Tejpal & Co. flow from being doormats of Sonia and Congress. It’s not me alone, now even others are reflecting on this glaring truth: Here’s FirstPost again:


There you go! Land, Defence, Spectrum, Space! You name it and you have a goldmine for stings but our “Fearless Cowards” find problems only with the Opposition. And of all the stupid things this Gobar sting of Cobrapost investigates fake accounts and political slandering on social media as if that is the greatest issue for the country. After suppressing and destroying the Cash4Votes sting Rajdeep Sardesai permanently lost his credibility as an editor. Why should anyone trust these guys anymore? On top of that, post the Tejpal rape scandal there are more people giving information of many other editors who are also involved in sexual harassment. This tweet from Sucheta Dalal says a lot. They started out maligning the opponents of Congress for political reasons but all their sleaze is now coming out. I repeat: Crooks and Liars in the Indian MSM are the greatest danger to our democracy. And when confronted with police investigation, the champion of stings, Tejpal, hides like a rat, like a coward till forced out of his hole. His partner in Tehelka, Cowardni Shoma Chaudhury became hysterical, threw tantrums and even threatened political pressure. Here you go:

The TOI report related to the above pic says: “Sources said Shoma shouted at the team and tried to stop them when they decided to take away Tejpal's computer (CPU). She even dropped names of some senior politicians and threatened to make calls, an investigator said”. Any more doubts that these Tehelkas and Gobarposts are backed by political masters pulling the strings? It’s no different for most of the MSM either.

Remember Linda Tripp? She’s the woman who illegally recorded her conversations with Monica Lewinsky (Bill Clinton – Lewinsky scandal) and offered it as evidence to the prosecutor against immunity from legal action. She got that immunity but earned public scorn forever. No public respects a friend who turns spy. Recording phone conversations (and using it for public purposes) without knowledge of the person is a crime in the US. This and recording people’s images without their knowledge also need to be outlawed in India. Such Gobar journalism comes only funded by corrupt money. To borrow the term from the video in this post what Tehelka and Cobrapost are doing is called “RatF*****g” on behalf of a political party. And these morons are worried about Social Media which doesn’t indulge in corruption anywhere close to the MSM and its players do.

The MSM delightfully calls crooks like Tejpal and those like Anirudh Bahal, Ashish Khetan “investigative journalists”. That is Gobar by itself. They are nothing but “Peeping Toms”. Voyeurs of a different variety! The original peeping Tom was struck and went blind watching Lady Godiva ride naked. Tejpal has been struck. If Bahal doesn’t dump his Gobar and return to honest journalism, he will be struck too. It’s nature’s law of retribution. In the previous ‘Redemption’ post I quoted the Lord’s warning for the criminal: “His judgement cometh and that right soon”.

The other obvious question, therefore, is where will all this end? The Supreme Court has recently asked the Centre to frame guidelines to regulate content on TV media. For this, we need an independent authority to exercise a watch over TV media, particularly the corrupt news media. While the govt can set up and fund such a body it should never be involved in it. Once formed, this should be an autonomous body with prominent citizens from the public. Neither govt nor any media persons should be appointed there. But even before that happens, the entire news media must be brought under RTI. They don’t have any excuses anymore. The media houses may be private but they are in the public domain and are govt beneficiaries in many ways. They are equivalent to public health and should be under as much scrutiny as they think they have the right to put others to. Till then Gobar journalism from the likes of Cobrapost supported by political channels like CNN-IBN, NDTV, ABPNews, TimesNow and the whole lot will continue.


50 comments :

  1. First to comment. Yaayyaayyy !
    Gobarpost - The allegation would have been struck if the Ground reality was not that of Lakhs of "REAL" people thronging to hear him / have a glimpse of him.

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  2. Like they say in a Mafia movie, everybody has a price. Find that price and offer that price and you have your victim on a silver platter. When media do not distinguish between entrapment and an investigative journalism, Tejpal and Bhal become role models.

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    1. Slightly dirty reply :):
      An Old Jewish man is walking down the street one afternoon when he sees a woman with perfect breasts.
      He says to her, "Hey miss, would you let me BITE your breasts for $100?"
      "Are you nuts?!" she replies, and keeps walking away.
      He turns around, runs around the block and gets to the corner before she does.
      "Would you let me bite your breasts for $1,000?" he asks again.
      "Listen you; I'm not that kind of woman! Got it?"
      So the little old Jewish man runs around the next block and faces her again.
      "Would you let me bite your breasts - just once -for $10,000?!"

      She thinks about it for a while and says, "Hmmmmm, $10,000... Okay, just once, but not here. Let's go to that dark alley over there."
      So they go into the alley, where she takes off her blouse to reveal the most perfect breasts in the world. As soon as he sees them, he grabs them and starts caressing them, fondling them slowly, kissing them, licking them, burying his face in them - but not biting them.

      The woman finally gets annoyed and asks, 'Well? Are you gonna bite them or not?'
      "Nah," says the little old Jewish man... "Costs too much!"

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  3. Of all the posts on this wonderful blog, Ravi, this is the best. You are not aware how much I am relieved after reading your post. I am delighted that all that is mentioned in this post is in public domain in one post. If these morons have guts, they should discuss this post for next 6 days in their, Left Right Center, Center Stage, or News Hours. Take my thousand bow for this one post.

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  4. For the uninitiated the Shankar Sharma mentioned here as the person who sold the shares at 10rs to Tejpal is none other than the notorious stock market manipulator of the 90's and early 2000's. He was the one who was manipulating the markets and hammering select PSU stocks during the time NDA was trying to divest a part of the PSU's shares, he was also involved in the Stock Holding Corpn., scam and he & this Tejpal are known CON party stooges. This SS is no less a crook than TT and he wouldn't have sold it for 10rs without getting anything in return. Another interesting revelation in this financial dealings is for the IT dept to verify whether these people paid any capital gains tax on their sale. Since Tehelka is not a listed entity all these private share sale will have to pay long term capital gains also and whether these scamsters paid any should be verified.

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    1. Here's something from LiveMint "The Man in the Mirror- Tarun Tejpal". Link is http://www.livemint.com/Specials/T4IUPseQs1Ag6aYpSkJK4O/The-Man-in-the-Mirror--Tarun-Tejpal.html

      "The original venture (Tehelka) was funded by Shankar Sharma and his wife Devina Mehra through their company First Global, a brokerage."

      Looks like the CONg Dirty Tricks Dept was behind it all the time. So the NDA was right in investigating Sharma and his wife after all.

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  5. As usual, top of the line. How one hopes that the journalists of the main stream media had your dedication and an eye for detail and memory and, above all, the unerring ability to put your finger on the exact spot on the nerve - where it hurts most and where the reality actually resides.
    Just one thing - you normally give the name of the movie from which you derive your video. In this piece, you have not. For a person as uninitiated in movies as I am, the name helps - I then download and watch the movie.

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  6. Oh ok, got the name. Wrote the comment on getting mighty interested halfway through the video. It says at the end that it is from All the President's Men.

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  7. i think this this artical can help u more, http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/japanese-investor-in-bahal-s-firm-113051100011_1.html

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  8. Very nice article, a masterpiece

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  9. Huffington post's mention of sonia gandhi's wealth pegged at two billion dollars has not been contested by the congress party. Huffington post is a serious organisation and ordinarily the BJP should have gone ballistic by now. Arnab, Rajdeep , Lady Macbeth et al will have the 'runs' at the mere thought of mentioning this.

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  10. Now this is "Real Journalism". Why don't we come out with a full fledged Magazine to expose to the people how the MSM today is a 'bought' commodity? I am sure we can get the funds for the same.

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  11. A treat as usual to read your blog first thing in the morning.
    I think, quite a coincidence though, 'The Network' was released in the same year as 'All the President's men' and shared quite a few academy awards. But while ATPM focused on the Watergate scandal, the crony media tales were very effectively portrayed in Network. The TRP hungry media and the strange bedfellows it creates is riveting. I think we have witnessed a similar degradation and maybe much more in the recent years. Journalism is all about prime time TRP and breaking news that has become a joke. I used to heard always India is lagging behind US by few decades. This would normally have meant in terms of positive progress and state of well being of the country. But, even in their crony capitalism and dirty money gaining, we have far out beaten them and competed in all the wrong areas.
    Keep writing Sir, you are the kind of hope this country has to hold the mirror to the rich and powerful but dangerous entity called MSM.

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  12. Liberal: a power worshipper without power.
    -George Orwell

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  13. There is a new serial called "The News Room" starring Jeff Bridges " written by Arron Shenkins. Worth watching!

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    1. Newsroom is really good but it is biased (cheerleading for Obama)

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    2. May be if people watch with that perception....never got that impression, So many great human moments, i dont know if news and news men could be or are like that in real.

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  14. I am a son of a Father who fought alongside Subhashchandra Bose. A father, an artist,a patriot, so disillusioned later in life,even after moving away from India,he taught me. Indian history,of being a proud Indian. Of Art of Classical music. Thus when I read Ravinar,my faith in sensibilities and true patriotism and hope for emerging India after the slavish dependency on the corrupt dictatorial Nehru Gandhi family,gets a spark of hope. It takes a person like Narendrabhai to upset the graveyvtrain train.

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  15. I am a son of a Father who fought alongside Subhashchandra Bose. A father, an artist,a patriot, so disillusioned later in life,even after moving away from India,he taught me. Indian history,of being a proud Indian. Of Art of Classical music. Thus when I read Ravinar,my faith in sensibilities and true patriotism and hope for emerging India after the slavish dependency on the corrupt dictatorial Nehru Gandhi family,gets a spark of hope. It takes a person like Narendrabhai to upset the graveyvtrain train.

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  16. Hi - As usual your post is hard hitting. Tejpal symbolizes a lot of things that is wrong with India. Individuals get close to the centres of power using their connections and build their wealth by doing hit jobs in several ways. If they are caught they blame everyone else but themselves and manage to wriggle out since the judicial system is weak. Even in this case why should an anticipatory bail application take so long. What is great about Tejpal? He just runs a magazine and as you have pointed out his deputy drops names. The problem is honesty and truth have become relative. People who should stand up for truth and be the beacons of society are moral pygmies. They have sold their souls for money. You have mentioned the asset valuation of SG. It is a serious issue. Do we see anyone in government departments raising this issue? Where do we find people like Shourie anymore? I still remember his exposes. Nothing happened to the company. Possibly SM could help to bring the change and help us regain our moral compass.

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    1. Yes, shame on these organizations like NDTV, ABP News. Right from the word get go they encourage this behavior. The whole media is dominated by them. I am in one of these channels and see how right from CEO to HR protect this kind of people. Tejpal, Avinash, Gautam, Rajdeep decide what we read and that is scary!!! Shame on ABP, shame on Tehlka, shame on Arun Poorie.

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  17. It is a very hard hitting article Excellent

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  18. Well, to begin with- a big thumbs up to your RAW(research n analysis worthiness).
    Having read almost all ur blogs on varied topics ,n the perfection in them,am trying to know from u Mr Ravi,what ppl like me(inept in public know how's) need to take initiative as social responsibility to address all these serious issues. Pl update me n the likes to do our bit for a coomon good as responsible citizens beyond our call of duty as professionals.

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  19. Dear Ravinar,
    The paragraph which you wrote about the essence of investigative journalism should go as a syllabus of Journalism course/Textbook. Awesome writing!!

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  20. As Sainath had said - if you dig holes for others, you may too fall into one some day. Applies perfectly for TT. The Goa police now using video evidence to confirm the assault. It's for everyone to see what bad karma can do.
    - Rahul

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  21. Ravinar, thanks again for putting forth nice comparison that is TRUE!

    1 - Your subtle way of telling “deliberately framing a person” as “sting operation” is Satyam Satyam Satyam!
    2 - Thanks for adding new term in your wit-kit “Ravanesque”
    Seems you in your previous birth you were an unsuccessful TALENTED journalist, who is fulfilling his analytic journalistic writing now! Albeit being in different profession. This is evident in your 4th para. You precisely define investigative journalism is not like James bond movie
    I could not understand what DTD means? Please let me know what it means :-)
    Nice terming of MSM investigative journalism as peeping toms / voyers of different variety
    Have a good week. Cheers - Kartik Athreya

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  22. MediaCrooks aka Ravinar's razor sharp analytical article. I think the current MSM morons need to atleast take a dozen of births to even match this. Bow.

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  23. Everyday a new 'avatar'. First it was 'damad & co' now it is 'bhanja & co' – new lesson of 'crookonomics' everyday. These are no ordinary crooks but 'murderer'. They collectively ruthlessly killed trust of billion people and almost destroyed a nation by misguiding common innocent people to choose some crooks for their government.

    I really wonder how millions of people who find it really difficult to make both ends meet after toiling day and night with honesty and sincerity keep faith in the system knowing well about widespread looting of their hard earned money and ruthless betrayal by their 'own' government. I really envy their patience and innocence. but i must admit, this inspires me most.

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    1. I believe, it is "All President's Men", a story about president Nixon's abuse of power.

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  25. @Ravinar: You mentioned the shares of Tehelka trading at 10 & 13,189 on same day. Wasn't 13189 share price at the end of three years. You are mentioning it because it is not publicly traded or how ??

    Shoma (And I presume Tejpal family members) sold the shares at a premium after three years.

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  26. Great going Ravinar. Keep the heat on these crooks, esp. CobraPost.

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  27. Why Dawood & other mafia dons go to extraordinary lengths to run hawala operations from US to Dubai to India? Just establish a media firm like Tehelka or Cobrapost and sell the shares at a premium of Rs.15,000 per share or more. There you have it, no trouble with US FinCEN or problem with India's Customs department.

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  28. Ravinar, about RTI you said 'the entire news media must be brought under RTI. They don’t have any excuses anymore.'

    I think any media house that wants government's ads or benefits must sign to come under RTI or it becomes ineligible for the doles.

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  29. Yeh Dil Maange More!!!

    Ravinar, why don't you hire more people and expand this site? I'm devouring the articles here at a rate far grater than they are written :-)

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  30. Dear Ravinar,

    If you see the cover pages of CNN-IBN or Timesnow etc on 3rd Dec, you will find lot of stories of how AAP is giving a tough fight to Congress & BJP. Now it becomes too obvious that why is AAP receiving so much Media space so suddenly & even after the Sting !!! It seems the Congress have thoroughly realised that it stands no chance in Delhi elections & hence in frustration it has released its Media dogs to glorify AAP as if its a National party & main contender. The funny part is the Media is already discussing how AAP is more of a national party !!! can anyone believe that ???Hope the Delhi voters are fully aware of this & kick this Psuedo party in its fat butt.

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  31. One way to get at these crooks for BJP is to revamp DOOR DARSHAN if voted to power.Even today,in spite of likes of Manish Tiwari, many are switching over to DD for balanced news and not bragging and screaming views pouring out of these studios.
    If BJP/NDA can professionalize DD, it will outclass these crooks within no time.

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  32. Interesting article on Firstpost regarding Tehalka..!!

    http://www.firstpost.com/india/the-truth-behind-tehelka-tejpals-journalism-and-societys-colluders-1266197.html

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  33. Expected defence of TT by ARoy – interesting to note that her first book was published by TT. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25211239

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  35. Thank you Ravi for Changing The Way I Consume News! thank you for writing this fierce, fearless and fantastic blog! ( all your blog posts are brilliant )

    This silly *Cobra post* can not have any impact before your Anaconda (* Media crook) Blog* !! :)

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  36. Good hard hitting article. We want the truth, unvarnished, so far I only see people like you and francois Gautier daring to question the lies that Indians have swallowed like gullible fools.

    A story by Premchand "Pudah" comes to mind, where a well-respected chaudhary cant even afford clothes for his family, but hangs an expensive purdah on the main door of his huge haveli - Congress and we all appear to be like the Chaudhuray and his family - dreaming of becoming a worldf power, while we are in fact one of the most corrupt and poor countries in the world, with even the tag of 'one country' being threatened by grate regularity in WB, Assam, Punjab, Hyderabad, Orissa.

    lets see where we end up with such lack of ethics and divisive leaders. Not bullish on our childrens' future...

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  37. Assembly election results are out. I was observing how the counting would take turn in two states especially Chattisgarh and Delhi. It looks like Chattisgarh is having a major issue with Naxalism. Unless the problem is dealt with, BJP will have to sweat it out during elections. I hope Ravinar writes an article on this problem of Naxalism/Maoism and its nexus with Christian Missionaries and mining mafia. May be BJP will have to sweat it out in all the Naxal prone areas. But it is worthwhile for the future of this county.

    Secondly, Delhi was saved only due to NaMo's last minute intervention. BJP did a mistake by allowing it in hands of people like Gadkari, Sushma, Vijay Goel and others. If Modi had canvassed Delhi since earlier, things would have been different and BJP could have won a considerable majority.

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  38. Before I started following Twitter and specifically before I started reading Media crooks Articles, I found it very frustrating to watch Television Debates. People like Barkha and Rajdeep kept peddling their version of the truth, their version of SECULARISM which I did not agree with but could not rebutt. I never thought of them as Congress Agents. They appear quite honest and balanced. In fact, they make an extra effort to appear like that. For instance I never knew that Barkha Dutt had a Kashmiri Muslim boyfriend. That gives it different spin totally. I also did not know that Rajdeep lives in a Rs. 50 crore Bungalow. I did not Sagarika is a Bangladeshi immigrant, if that is true. Most importantly, I could not connect the dots like they get connected on SM. For instance, every Tweet of Rajdeep or Sagarika on Modi, is anti-Modi. Every link that they give to Articles written by them or someone else in Newspapers like Hindustan Times or Indian Express are also always anti Modi/anti BJP/anti Hindu. Always sermonising HIndu's and making them feel, we are not doing enuf for minorities. It did not take me more than 2 months to be sure about myself.

    Sagarika and Barkha for instance, frequenting Muslim colonies to get their Opinion on Modi. It was always an uncomfortable debate for me to watch. But as a Indian, I felt compelled to force myself to watch it out of some sense of responsibility. Its a silly urge really. More importantly, there weren't other quality options to watch!

    Now Media Crooks has given us a weapon to use against these Rajdeep's and Barkha's. I can openly say they are biased. They are corrupt. They are anti-Hindu. If someone disagrees (like my earlier self) or is unsure of my claims, I can point them to Media crooks Articles. These are well documented. Based on facts. Very very difficult for a fair and impartial reader to ignore or rebutt.

    I wish Media crooks attains more fame. Is more visible and widely read. Then the likes of Rajdeep and his Hammam (as you like to call it) will be more scared of being partial. Will be forced to be more unprejudiced and unbiased. Just this week, Rajdeep started his Election Tracker with a panel heavily skewed against Modi. Sainath, Ram Guha, Manini and Rajdeep himself on one side. Just Swapan on the other. It was a dampner and did not allow Modi followers like myself to enjoy this victory. But Rajdeep came under some criticism for this and he had to relent yesterday. The panel was more balanced. Just Mr.Surjeet Bhalla was enuf to shut all the Anti Modi voices including Rajdeep. "Its Modi stupid!" was his one line answer to all arguments.

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