Saturday, February 1, 2014

India's Worst Journalists - 2014



This is the third edition of India’s Worst Journalists poll; the Razzies for the worst in the business. The poll is conducted every two years (Previously 2010 and 2012). The term “journalists” is being used only technically as people have coined many other names for these unworthies: “Paid media”, “brokers” and even “pimps”. It’s an election year and most of these unworthies will be seen campaigning heavily for the non-performers and the corrupt. That the poll has grown in popularity can be measured by the fact that in 2010 it was just a panel of 7 who picked the list, in 2012 there were 938 voters and this year there are 9429 voters.

A word about those who exited from the 2012 list: Arnab Goswami may not have won too many back-scratching industry awards but has earned a lot of respect for his integrity if not for his style of TV shows. Vinod Sharma, the HT mouthpiece for Congress, has lost in prominence and therefore wasn’t considered worth the trouble. Vir Sanghvi too has lost all standing as a journalist and the former Radia-stenographer makes some back-door appearances on TV and nothing more. Shekhar Gupta didn’t make it to the winners list probably because he is not in the news anymore and there weren’t any sensational “Raisina hill” type blunders. This is probably because he had to give up overall management of Indian Express and retain his job as editorialist. Poll results and tabulation are appended to this post. Here are India’s Worst Journalists 2014 (2012 ranking in brackets after name):

10. S. Varadarajan (New entrant)
Till recently S. Varadarajan or “Varadabhai” as I fondly call him, was the editor of ‘The Hindu’ which is famous for its anti-Hindu articles. Lately, Varadabhai is a TV panellist who helps to continue pounding the redundant theory that Modi abetted the 2002 riots. He came out strongly in support of Rahul Gandhi’s bogus allegations on January 27 with Arnab Goswami. Incidentally, RG stated journalists told him Gujarat govt was involved in the riots. I guess RG just missed naming Varadabhai directly. Peddling opinions as news articles was one of the reasons the anti-Hindu claimed he was sacked from the newspaper.  The most hilarious article carried in the The Hindu under Varadabhai was one which more or less claimed the “masculine pose” by Swami Vivekananda was one of the causes of rapes in India. So if Varadabhai ever strikes that pose I don’t want to venture a guess on what’s on his mind.

9. Kumar Ketkar (9)
KK stays where he was last time. He retains his old habits of hate-RSS, hate-Hindutva and anything remotely connected with BJP. Of course, most would remember he’s also a former speech writer for Congress. Lately, he’s an “acting” defence lawyer for the AAP party. Following the anarchic acts of Arvind Kejriwal & Co. outside Rail Bhawan in January 2014 Ketkar quickly defended them by telling CNN-IBN India has always been anarchic. He recalled events like the Ayodhya movement to defend Kejriwal’s stupidity. KK has a rare distinction though. He’s one of those media heroes who has been provided police protection following police complaints and threats for abusing a certain caste in Maharashtra. And that contempt is because he hated a certain politician. There’s also a case relating to defamatory articles against the RSS and also abusing judiciary. It’s unlikely the man will change. A hate-filled heart remains the same. 

8. Nikhil Wagle (New entrant)
Frankly, this media moron is in the bad news not so much for journalism but for his filthy tweets and some allegations by one Nitin Rane. I haven’t watched him on IBN Lokmat nor have I had the misfortune to read anything he may have ever written. Like some others in this list he is most known for peddling of untruths. His most stupid outburst was against the middle class people. He tweeted in March 2012: I am surprised by the low IQ of middle class in this country. Their understanding of politics is so dismal that they vote BJP. God save! In another tweet he brazenly claims Not a single PM of India has defended communal riots directly or indirectly. If @narendramodi dreams to become PM he should know this! Of course, this Congress crony apparently backs what Rajiv Gandhi said justifying killing of Sikhs with a great tree falling. While Wagle often screams about corruption, readers and voters are quite aware of his bosses being alleged to be involved in the Coal scam. I don’t see any reason why Wagle why will ever move out of this list. 

7. Nidhi Razdan (10)
The “Larger picture” has made progress and has gone up the list. If she is angling for a permanent spot among India’s worst then she’s doing just the right things. With a permanent scowl on her face and permanent contempt for some panellists, her show called “Left, right, centre” is nothing more than filler on NDTV. Sort of bench-warming for passing the “buck”. Nidhi delivered one of the most shameful episodes on Indian TV in her mindless rant against a British MP for inviting Narendra Modi to speak in the British parliament. She even claimed she had the right to “question” SC judgements. If you watch the video of that shameless spectacle Nidhi mentions “controversial/controversy” as many times as Rahul Gandhi mentions empowerment or systems in his speeches. A thorough disgrace to journalism.

6. Karan Thapar (6)
India’s only “bow-tie” journalist (he often reminds me of the bow-tie killer). He has earned the nickname ‘The Tool’ after infamously ridiculing PA Sangma, the presidential candidate, of being a tool in the hands of some political parties. His standard pose is the dangerous “masculine” pose that The Hindu warns us of as the cause of rapes. Often also called a Paki-Tool, KT sort of proved it when he was handed a quote of Nawaz Sharif about friendship with India. This quote was planted by the Pak news agencies after Sharif became PM and KT grandly discussed the “hand of friendship” on his show. It just turned out the statement was made by Sharif to none other than KT earlier (before Sharif became PM again) and the Pakis made KT a “useful idiot” to peddle that old statement in the midst of LOC violations. The other thing KT is fond of is making others (like Sibal, Jaitley) sit in his chair and play Devil’s Advocate and pay him compliments. His 2007 statement hoping for a “sudden removal of Modi” may hold more interest now in many quarters.   

5. Rajdeep Sardesai (3)
If Rajdeep has fallen one place it’s only because a bigger disgrace has made a grand debut in this list. “Point taken, fair enough” is now the standard defence RS offers when zapped by a panellist (much like Nidhi’s “larger picture” diversion). From defending Robert Vadra and the Gandhis, RS is now seen as grand campaigner for the AAP party. The number of interviews and promotions of Arvind Kejriwal on CNN-IBN and the whole IBN group would stand as proof. His most famous event in the past two years would be the incompetent interview with Modi on the bus floor. Modi even, deliberately or inadvertently, called him “Sar-ka-dard-esai”. Under RS the IBN group has hit rock bottom with many employees being sacked and the channel hitting new lows in TRP. Quite unfortunate considering CNN-IBN does have some of the best journalists on TV. Rajdeep’s judgement and prudence can be measured by the fact that most of his IOTY nominees have ended up as disasters. If the “top” is bad then no number of good journalists can shore up a failing channel.   

4. Ashutosh (New entrant)
One of the admirable things about Ashutosh is that he made his way up from humble beginnings to prominence. But as many will tell him, it’s not where you started but where you finished that counts. Right now Ashutosh has finished in absolute disgrace. He pretended to be a journalist and an editor while being a political activist for the AAP party. Ashutosh epitomises what most of his colleagues are: Political cronies in the garb of journalists. He had to be thrown out and he became a full time politician; scarf, cap ‘Malala look’ and all that. Having become a politician he now does a U-turn on many things he uttered as a closet-journalist. The pro-retail stand FDI turning into anti-FDI being the most prominent one. Somewhere, Ashutosh suffers an inferiority complex as well it seems. His muddled language often confuses but doesn’t fail to entertain with its stupidity. So much that Kiran Bedi held up Roget’s Thesaurus to him to help him understand the meaning of “anarchy”. In return he has promised to teach her a lesson. I’m willing to bet: failed journalist, failed politician.

3. Sagarika Ghose (2)
She was again in the contest for the top slot. There isn’t much that Cacafonix hasn’t done which budding journalists should learn not to do. From Easter eggs on Good Friday to calling SC judges “Crackpot” you have heard it all from this C5M. Just two days back she was in a Sikh colony scavenging on their pain of the 1984 killings while her boss was calling the recent discussions on the topic a “nautanki”. It didn’t occur to Rajdeep that the nautanki was from his own channel in fake care for the victims. Sagarika was also a grand campaigner for the Congress in the December 2012 elections of Gujarat. She travelled through the ‘Muslim Corridor’ from Ahmedabad to Surat tasting “Communal” food and “Secular” food. Stuttering and stammering on her shows she also has this silly habit of repeating the last lines of her panellists for which Madhu Trehan of Newslaundry aptly calls it “Face the echo”. Sagarika is, of course, one of the greatest economists produced by CNN-IBN. You can tell by the stupid questions she keeps posting and repeating to RahulG and Modi. And, hold on tight to you chair, Rajdeep passes her as “Sense over Sensationalism”.

2. Barkha Dutt (1)
Barkha finally falls off her top perch. She topped the pile in the last two editions but then BD has fallen of every perch she’s been on. One of the biggest blows to her must be that RahulG preferred Arnab Goswami to her for his first ever TV interview. All her years of carefully “evoluting” the Gandhi has ended in misery. She also campaigned for SheilaD by moderating her Google hangout; but SheilaD too lost as did Congress in Delhi. Overall BD has been far more subdued in the last year or so but hasn’t failed to maintain her bitchiness or her sense of grandeur about herself. She thrilled when Hartosh Bal was sacked from Open Magazine because he had spanked her badly over the Radiagate episode. She couldn’t help telling the world over and over again how she was reporting from the “North Lawns” of the White House. She screwed up over the “Dehati Aurat” incident and then claimed the story was being made “about her”. She didn’t forget to bitch about a reporter from TimesNow in her reporting from the “Keran Sector”. To add to her misery her frequent darlings have also been in trouble. Musharraf is more in jail than out. Imran Khan got a smackdown in the Pak elections. Poor thing! Nothing is going right for ‘Lady Iamthenews’.

1. Deepak Chaurasia (New entrant)
India’s Worst Journalist 2014 by a good margin. DC who was earlier with Aajtak, then Doordarshan and now allegedly with India News is in the news for an alleged fake video. Many on SM have campaigned to vote for him on this poll because of a video which he is alleged to have doctored and aired to tarnish someone’s reputation. They were trending him on Twitter with #ArrestCHORasia. This relates to sexual molestation case of a minor. It is for this reason that he not only makes a debut in this list but also makes it straight to No.1. There is something I remember about DC that most people may not. You see, DC is a brave man who had gone to report on the US-Iraq war of 2003. That takes some courage, doesn’t it? Oh yes, our DC was right in the middle of it and he was all dressed up in flap-jackets, helmet and all and reporting on the war. There was just one problem though. The war was in Iraq and DC was reporting from Kuwait, which wasn’t under any attack. Perhaps this comedian thinks news business is also a theatre. Although DC is one of the early reporters in the Hindi category he is clearly not fit for TV journalism. If he is at the top of this trash pile he quite well deserves the honour.


Congratulations to all the winners and may they stand as a beacon for budding journalists on what not to do or be. It is fitting that we relive some funny, filthy and frivolous moments from some of these characters. Here’s a video compilation (6.30 mins. Some clips are from Newslaundry):

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Poll results below. Please note that total number of votes vs voters as also related percentages may not match because voters were allowed to choose multiple candidates in the poll.



129 comments :

  1. I hope the tagline "Lady IamTheNews" catches on. Thats such an apt description for this Femme Fatale

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    1. Let me take the que from 99th to 100th ie mine about your remark as worst journlistgs of india.Most of the media for the pst 15 years, were congress backed industrialists, and seldom congress had a set back except tghe recent the down fall of congress stgarted from Delhi.Till trhen, the very congress were nurchurfed well from pre independance days, Satgymurthy, Kamaraj Nadar, Rajaji, Nehru, Rajendraw Prasad and Indira gandhi.and finally DR MM, was a just puppet at the hands of Madam Sonia who justg ruled,but the party suffered humilating defeat as it has not rreached the mass,hence people wanted a change that is being implemented now.Nothing wrong, Let the change be for the good of the country.too.vaidya,sydney 2/2

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    2. did you mean Femme Idiotale ?

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    3. Nidhi razdan will be so happy to know that some people consider her a journalist. I do not even want to talk about her because i feel that Nidhi razdan is even more stupid then barkha dutt and i think to be more idiotic than barkha dutt is a huge achievement in itself.

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    4. I can't decide who of these two is more stupid.

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  2. you can call them India's worst Morons and not journalists..

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  3. Amazing description of Top Idiots. A very difficult job has been done well. Classic Taglines.

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  4. I couldn't do much by way of voting for this "trash pile" because i stopped watching TV altogether long ago. And it was thanks to alleged journalists like these. I did, however, vote for Ashutosh for joining AAP while pretending to be a journo and for Varadarajan for his old old prejudices. I don't even know many of the other entrants; they're in another dimension as far as i am concerned.

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    1. I too did not vote as I have stopped watching TV altogether. The Hindu was on the verge of being out and Bhai's ouster saved it. TOI did not have such luck and is gone from my life. MC is my newspaper/TV and Iam happy with it. Added bonus is that I get to know about some new artists and films rather than Rafi Saab, Lata di, Kishore da, whom I know anyway.

      Some of my friends told me that you should not rely on one person's views. I told them that MC's tweets gives me links to articles and I read it to make my own judgments, rather than the opinion peddled as news in MS channels, where I do not have an opportunity to verify what is being peddled.

      What I have also observed is that homemakers and some young people seem to know the reality of Media rather than the educated working folks. For them anything delivered in English is from God's mouth and is the absolute truth.

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    2. :) Me too !!
      Haven't watched TV news for the last 6 months, but voted on past memories (rather, nightmares) :))

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    3. I would recommend everyone to read The Pioneer (dailypioneer.com). They have amazing journalists and their one single the sunday edition is worth the TOI and HT of an year. and BTW much to chagrin of sikularlists it is not "anti hindu".

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    4. Same here. And i am throughly disappointed that the filth Varadarajan is ranked No:10 only. And also disappointed that Malini P might turn around the Hindu, just to be used by another filth in future.

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  5. Almost the entire list of Worst Journalists are no journalists at all, they are all PIMPS. This should be the last poll with these title. Next year onwards it should be called "India's Worst PIMP's" PIMP's stand for Paid Indian Media Professional's.

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  6. ONLY tehelka Journo missed out, may be because nobody reads them.

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  7. "Barbad gulistaan karne ko to ek hi ullu kaafi tha
    Yahan..har shaakh pe ullu baitha hai anjam-e-gulistan kya hoga".

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  8. This is a veritable rogues gallery. Kudos to your passion ravinar for chronicling our treacherous times. May the force be with you!

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  9. Bravo..
    The sad part is these morons are still visible with their unethical propaganda and ugly faces.

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  10. Can't stop laughing on the compilation of moron stories.

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  11. Actually all those that deserved to be on this list are there......was wondering why does Vinod Mehta and one Vinod Sharma were not considered. Was it because they have long given up journalism to play KhanChrist 'Media spokespersons'.....is my understanding right

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  12. oh wow, this a nostalgic, it is thru the 2012 polls me and my family got introduced to Mediacrooks & then started to slowly learn about our fu**ed up journos, then got into Twitter, then the book Media Watchdog.......now reading the 2014 polls......more power to you Ravinar, godbless...... @mahnooj

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  13. nicely written description......I hope more and more people would be participating in it in upcoming years to put a reality check on these frauds.

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  14. "He pretended to be a journalist and an editor while being a political activist for the AAP party."

    Same can be said about Satyapal singh, who has quit as a police comissioner and planning to join BJP. Don't be a hypocrite. xD

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    1. Mr Django,
      This is about crooks in media . you have come to a wrong blog !!!

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    2. Yes, , this is abt media. also, media gives you direct publicity benefit unlike a police commissioner who can protect ur crimes and become unlawful. journalist do it against the ethics

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    3. what pretentious sods you guys are! a journo without political views is a liar and a vaccuous piece of crap. It is incumbent upon every journalist, no matter what their personal political views, to be fair in reportage. By that, and by balance, by the way, i mean throwing your weight in any situation or development behind the side you perceive to be weaker, injusticed-unto, or unfairly treated. And that's not just journalism, its being human and humane. If at all, you should be critical of the thousands of management stoogies who dabble in pro corporate news commercials parading as journalists and those closet party stoogies that push the mouse especially at election time, to parade their views as fair news reports!

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  15. The video compilation is very good ( icing on the cake ). Still Laughing !!!
    Thanks for this as all the hardwork. Very grateful and much appreciated.

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  16. Shame on them, they are spoiling the Values of Journalism, i wonder why any channel will telecast this?

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  17. Please add Punya Prasoon Vajpayee also, being editor in AAP TAK (Oh sorry ! AAJ Tak) he has been twisting the facts, words & even whole fake news to generate sympathy for AAP & targetting Modi & Congis also to some extent (for showing their credibility)...

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    1. I aggree..
      His name (prassoon vajpayee) should also be included in the list.

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  18. #ArrestCHORasia is a right description of this moron. He is busy tarnishing the image of Hindu society as Supari Killer or an extortionist. Hindi print media is as busy with sexy gossip and these Hindi TV channels are their electronic avatars.

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  19. it sounded so " Anti-aap " article.

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    1. Sorry buddy, this anti media to the most and that too anti corrupt media

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    2. After supreme court came out critical in scam cases of UPA II, many alleged that decisions sound Anti Congress.
      Now B team is taking the same instance.

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  20. Superb Efforts........Superb Article......Thanks for writing it!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. great writing..barkha dutt and deepak chaurasia surely deserved to be in this list.

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  22. I am very disappointed to see that the name of drunkard VOID Mehta does not even find place in this list. For me, he should be there right at the top of this list. Such a venomous creature he is, he spews venom every time he opens his mouth. A 3rd class B A pass , but claims his expertise in every other field.The very sight of him makes one to puke.

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    1. I concur with you. His brother in arms, Vinod Sharma also belongs to the same class.

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    2. He should be slapped with the same hand he raises everytime he speaks.

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  23. Is it just a coincident that all reporters are anti-BJP or anti-RSS??

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    1. Yeah the title should be "India's worst journalists according to BJP"

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    2. There was one known right wing journalist in the list for voting. But I guess, he did not got voted into the top 10 worst journalist. The other thing is that the mainstream media is dominated by anti-bjp pseuds , so it is but natural that there are not many pro-bjp, pro-right wing journalist of repute in the mainstream and so the final list of worst journalists is entirely pseudo sickular

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    3. If what u r saying is true..that all of them listed above are anti-bjp or anti rss. Then this article makes much more sense.

      How can any journalist be biased at all.

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    4. Sorry Mr Sarthak and Kamal but more apt description is that all of them are anti Hindu in a biased way. For their anti-hindu propaganda they manufacture facts, false stories or peddle plain lies of minority vote bank politicians.(and get some bread crumbs in return)

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    5. I agree with Nitin and Bhardwaj here.

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  24. Should add Ramoji and Radha Krishna to this list for their yellow journalism in Andhra Pradesh

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    1. the same has to be done from Telugu print/electronic media followers....

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  25. Can you get all of your articles/writings/reports translated into hindi and published ? Many more hindi readers may have the benefits. Kindly examine the possibility. Thanks

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  26. Good list of baddies.Pl keep compiling.We hope you find some sponsors to put this up as hoardings in metros and large cities.Also disappointed that Arnab and Rahul Kanwal did not make it.We should also have list of worst commentators to include likes of Dilip Padaonkar,Dipankar Gupta [ he has done a paid piece today in TOI] and many such morons.Pl do think of expanding this list to have worst -5 ,worst -10, worst 25 - ... But good job.Compliments and pl keep it up.

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    1. There should also be a list of howlers and shouters on panel discussions, for example Shurjewala, Sanjay Jha and Manish Tiwari etc whose job is only to shout down the other panelists without any stuff and substance and endless repetitions of 2002 riots. If only Renuka Choudhary remained on the list of spokespersons of Congress she would have been the Queen of the Contest!

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  27. This Top 10 list this year will go viral.

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  28. I am not sure if I should consider the credibility of this post... It may well be a "coincidence" that all the listed journalists are the ones who opposed or didn't favor BJP. Does that mean journalists who back BJP are sane enough to not make it to the list? Or that this article is just another example of "crooked media"?

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    1. Those journalists who are the right side of TRUTH will never be named in the wrong journalists' list. Simple as that! Please think coolly and un-biasedly and you will reach a correct conclusion.

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    2. all of these journalists and burkha dutt are anti-hindu and anti- sanatana dharma, so they are against the bjp which stands for our vedic dharma!

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    3. I replied to a similar comment above.
      A more apt description is that all of them are anti Hindu in a biased way. For their anti-hindu propaganda they manufacture facts, false stories or peddle plain lies of minority vote bank politicians.(and get some bread crumbs in return)
      BTW in recent scams supreme court convicted mostly non BJP politicians, do you think supreme court also an example of 'Saffron Bias'?

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  29. This list sucks !!
    Everyone who has ever criticised BJP is featured here.

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    1. As far as I understand, Arnab and Times Now ran a campaign against Nitin Gadkari for 10 days and I think NG is from BJP and he resigned as Party President. But I do not see his name in this list. Does Arnab count as a "Secular Journalist"?

      BTW is there even a term called "Secular Journalist". A journalist is a profession very much like a Scientist or Engineer or even Actor. So do we have Secular adjective to any of these professions. So why a Secular Journalist.

      I think a honest journalist is one who states upfront what his leanings are and makes an opinion rather than claim to be neutral while peddling opinion. That in my view is more honourable. For e.g Jaya TV is sympathetic to AIADMK and Sun to DMK. So when a viewer watches these channels, he/she is clear about the perspective with which message is delivered.

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    2. Dear prateek

      People like you maybe upset but don't think. You should try and tell us which media house or journo is pro BJP then maybe you will make sense. AFAIK almost 90% of media can be said to be anti BJP and anti Modi.

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    3. Arnab Goswami isn't on the list. He's hardly pro-BJP and quite regularly attacks BJP as strongly as he does Congress or AAP.

      Personally, I find him irritating since he's too opinionated, is openly biased just like any other journalist although perhaps not so much, and cannot coordinate debates without allowing them to descend into farcical shouting matches which he himself contributes to. But the fact he is a lot more balanced than the journalists on this list should point to the fact that *that* is the reason he isn't there, and the list has nothing to do with BJP or anti-BJP. Sorry if that is inconvenient.

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    4. arnab goswami was in the original list of journos listed down for voting. the 10 worst journalists were selected based on the voting of those that visit this blog. ( and so he did not make it into the worst 10) you probably are not one of them ( that voted ) and thence you have written what you have written.

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  30. Incidentally, these are the Best journalists of India. And people trust them too.
    This post is out n out biased against secular journalists.
    Not amused!

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    1. Secular journalists? Your name says why you are looking for secular and communal journalists.

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    2. These journalists have been listed because of their lack of integrity, the disrespect they have shown to their responsibility to report the truth dispassionately, and the severe damage they have and can continue to inflict on the country as a result. Not because of BJP/CongressAAP, secular/communal, north-south-east-west blah blah blah. This is what makes them the worst journalists, and by saying they are the "best" and people "trust" them what you *really* mean is they work hard to promote the anti-Hindu agenda you support and *you* trust them.

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    3. Their lies and deceptions are well documented in Mediacrooks.com, if you care to read the back issues.

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    4. Even the recent assembly election results sucked for some people, but they can't do much about it except get upset lol And like elections this list is also based on votes and people chose these 10 to be worst.

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    5. Hahahahahha......so the list is making the right impacts. I am so glad !!!!!

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    6. Miss sheeba, can you please define the term secular for me?

      For people like you, anything which is against a particularly community (read majority) is secular, right ??

      It is people like you who feel unsafe in this country because of your faith (even after 65 years of independece) vote for corrupt congress at the centre and Mulayam in UP.

      They fool you, loot you to make you feel secure.
      It is to you insecure people that this country has been suffering from 60 years of congress rule because you vote them to power.

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    7. Hi...this is the reason why BJP is the worst thing that can happen to the country especially at this stage when we have finally managed to move beyond Babri masjid, godhra and 2002. Look what happened here...a muslim girl expressed an opinion and you, modi fan-boys, start foaming at the mouth and start making below the belt statements bringing in her name and religion. You can hardly keep your biased communal rage in check! :P Its actually pretty funny! :P What is NOT funny is that when Mr. Modi is voted into power, intolerent idiots like you will be given a free reign, and in parallel, leading to a rise in fascist elements in the minority community as well. In that situation we will be staring at an India that has not moved an inch away from Babri, or for that matter, 2002! You made a below the belt comment abt this lady about her name and religion. She did not hit back. Someday you will do the same to someone else...and he/she WILL hit back. Please understand that with your pro-hindu, anti-muslim stance you are nipping away at the secular fabric of this country and in effect throwing the future of this country in deep jeopardy that no amount of development will be able to solve. Members of ALL communities please introspect and do not sink low and target people on something as personal as their religion. This is an appeal from a young voter who, by the way, comes from a deeply religious Hindu, Brahmin household. :)

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    8. You certainly sound young. Maybe not older than 12. Or maybe you just sound it, courtesy of a JNU (or similar) education.

      People like you are primarily why India is such a god-awful mess. If you haven't been brainwashed beyond redemption, I sincerely hope that when you grow up you actually start to realise this. If not, then it's another Indian down the toilet. At the very least, we must ensure that future generations are spared this fate that so contemptuously combines arrogance, hypocrisy and the most acute ignorance.

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    9. You certainly sound old. Maybe older than 80. Or maybe you just sound it, because of the lack of a JNU (or similarly prestigious) education...or any education at all, for that matter.

      People like you are primarily why India is in such a god-awful mess ( you see, its always easier to manipulate uneducated old fools). You have OBVIOUSLY been brainwashed beyond redemption (who can blame you, you've apparently been brainwashed over QUITE some time, considering the amount of time you've spent on the planet) . I sincerely hope that you hold on to your penchant of throwing up obnoxious statements at others without any substance backing it (since redemption at old age is pointless anyway). After all, its almost time for you to go down the toilet in any case. :D At the very least, we must ensure that my generation is spared from the arrogance, hypocrisy and the most acute ignorance of hate-spewing venomous creatures like you who think a Hindu can stand up for a Muslim person only if he/she has been "brainwashed". She expressed an opinion, and you, the intolerant idiot that you are, immediately start attributing it to her name and religion! :D

      And dont you worry. The future generation WILL be spared a fate of arrogance and the most acute ignorance, because you see, YOU are a thing of the past. Here's hoping that between spewing poison and proclaiming biased judgements against people, you find the objectivity and humanity that you once had (hopefully) as a young person. I hope it is not too late for you . But then again, it doesn't matter. Because, my friend, YOU don't matter. :)

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  31. Ravinar, you are v clever n crook indeed. You discourage us from watching all these c5m pimps n ask us to vote on the same c5ms. Now you are tempting me to watch the fun on TV by stripping them thread bare!! Beware, you may be tried in the court of law for unlawful merciless rape!!!;)

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  32. Sagarika Ghose needs an update for her moronness. She has graduated from a C5 moron to a "BEYOND CATEGORY" moron.

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  33. May all nationalist & spiritual giants bless you in this commendable task. It requires courage to take these high-profile Media people head-on & you have plenty of that. I pray you remain pure & keep watching over corrupt media till our Media is purified to a great degree & become Right-thinking & reporting system. - Utpal

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  34. Another one who missed the slot is Prabhu Chawla. I don't understand how he slipped through the roving eyes of the selectors. Probably he has luck on his side !

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  35. Not a single 'pro-Modi' journalist on the list? Are all of them excellent in their field? I liked the previous 2 versions of this poll. But this one looks lopsided.

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    2. @Krispy

      There is something readers are not looking at. Arnab, Ashok Mallik, Swapan Dasgupta were all in the list of names. It is just that they werent voted as "Worst journalists" to be in the final 10 "Winners" list.

      I urge readers to go through the poll results at the bottom of the post before making assumptions/comments on why some are in the list and some are not.

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    3. hehe. this site is a modi mouth piece. why you are expecting it to contain pro modi journalists?

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    4. Shrek : Pro Modi journalist is a state of mind. To search Pro Modi Journalist you need to have a Jupitor escape velocity.

      I challenge you to name a single such journalist in MSM.

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  36. I would have been disappointed if there were no print journalist in this top 10 List. But glad to find two of them here who have kept the moron-dom's flag fluttering so high.I also wish that a similar Top 10 List of Worst Spokies is also put out here. Without them no journo's role is ever complete.
    Enjoyed reading it Ravi.

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  37. awesome.......very clearly n specificly explained....keep it up....

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  38. Witty writeup but a little pro BJP. There are no pro BJP journos seems a little implausible.

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    1. Please give example of pro-modi journalist. DO NOT confuse this with PRO-TRUTH journalists.

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  39. Ravinar why have you chosen all the (pseudo-) seculars for lambasting? You probably owe answer to this question which has been raised some of the readers.

    It is absurd how some people love these so called seculars just because they don't utter a single word of objection about malpractices by non-hindus.

    Keep up the good work dear Ravinar!!!

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  40. Seems to me that anyone who speaks the truth about the paranoid schizophrenic with a 56" chest is a desh ka gaddar! Examine your heads, all of you... :)

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  41. Congultion to Shiv Aroor, Swapan Dasgupta & Gaurav Sawant for getting lowest vote in this opinion poll ...

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  42. I do not know if this is relevant here. But has anyone seen this story on NDTV?
    http://movies.ndtv.com/videos/307579?pfrom=home-otherstories

    Seems like NDTV's hitting Salman below the belt for cozying up with NaMo. I don't remember ever seeing such a low kind of story on any celebrity, however much they are loathed, on any channel. Not that Salman is some saint. But still, this is sick.

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    1. Same with ABP news and other masala channels, they are doing propaganda that Salman's film is not doing well because he praised Modi.

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  43. I think you should now move some of these Top of this Worst Journalists to the Hall of Shame to make way for others to compete........

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  44. thanks to expose real face of indian media

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  46. gud 1....Deepak chor-asia and Burkha dutt is worst ever.....but i feel there shud be Abhay kumar dubey..and Punya prasoon vajpayee...Anjana Om Kashyap

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  47. Can any body tell five years back what was their bank and total asset vis a vis current status.
    Media mafia need to be exposed

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    1. this will be interesting figure to know and get a correlation

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  48. One point for which I consider them worst journalist for terrorist sympathizer role. In no county such anti nationals would have been roaming free.

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  49. Majority of the political parties are run by dictators.

    Congress: Sonia
    SP: Mulayam
    BSP: Mayawati
    RJD: Lalu
    TMC: Mamta
    AIADMK: Jayalalita
    ...

    AAP is too young to say. BJP is the only political party that has democracy in it. You will see BJP leaders not agreeing with each other often. And MSM never talk about this. They know this...

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  50. Without any doubt Ms. Dutt deserves to top this list, the way she draws a highly biased, subjective and previously-framed conclusion at the end of any interview.

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  51. That 6 min video is EXCELLENT!

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  52. Could you please release the list of the 11th to 20th positions, as well as the bottom last 10 also? And the complete list of those selected? Thank you.

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  53. Excellent job Ravi.
    Keep it up..

    I don't understand how these morons get paid when nobody likes them or watches them.

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  54. Excellent job, and totally agree with the list. You should now compile a list of the best journalists in India.

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  55. Most of the Indians don't watch News Channels.Certainly women and youth don't watch the Zeher ke kheti drama unfolding on so called news channels. Funnily all the news channels target the same news as a syndicate.Anyways, Good work, Ravinar!

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  56. let light like this dispel darkness in the Indian medial

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  57. Could you please share the URL of that 6min youtube video.
    Thanks

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  58. I missed the opportunity to vote....but hats off to all who could....CHORasia indeed deserved the top slot.....!!...Thanks for helping him win the honours!!

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  59. One should remember Media is also a part of the Society in which we live.

    Just as they used to show in films about Judges as the ones beyond Human failings of corruption,which is not a fact as we know at least now, we , unfortunately still believe that the Journalists are as pure as driven snow and are beyond corruption and partisan views.

    The fact is they are so , so are we.
    Under the circumstances, I do not follow or listen to one Journalist or another.

    I watch all of them, independently verify stories from different sources and arrive at a conclusion on my own.

    The perception that some are worst or good is a subjective .

    Let me leave it at that.

    But to expect some journalist to be of the standard of say GK.Reddy, even he was biased, is too much to expect especially after Rai tapes implicating Burkha Dutt, Vir Sanghvi, (Check for audio under Radia Tapes)

    However I have a few impressions of some Journalists.

    Arnab Goswamy, though he is overly aggressive, forms opinions for himself , wants others merely to endorse him , by and large is as independent as The channel allows him.

    Karan Thapar,Arrasive to the point of repugnancy, yet he makes the people whom he interviews squirm and generally make an ass of themselves.

    In the process, in both these Journalists cases, the people spill the beans.

    That’s it for me.

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  60. Very good article ,may be if yo can post on your facebook it will reach bigger audience and most people can understand -how the opininons are made and projected -I am sure you have seen /read -Manufacturing Consent if not please see the complete documentary is available on youtube.com

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  61. Ravinar,
    Excellent post on India's worst journalists.
    I sometimes lament that you focus too much on the English National Media which has little influence among the mass of voters. I hope there would a 'Hindi Channel viewing' Ravinar too, for its far more influential media and is more bigoted with regards to anything modi or BJP.

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  62. this is an excellent article about the true colour of our PIMPs ( Paid Indian Media Professionals ) . they r shameless in promoting certain party or party functionary, it is hard to belive whether these journalists have any conscience at all or not. Mr. varadarajan is well known for his anti Hindu tirade, the name of the paper must be changed to EVR daily. pity the chief editor's name is RAM.

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  63. In the six minute video , there is an explicit scene which acknowledges the sir creek deal was being worked out at secretly by India and Pakistan. Barkha dutt is there in that scene
    Once again reinforces that Modi was right and he did the right thing by exposing the PM and sharing his concern with public.
    And it is shameful that there are still idiots that are supportive of congress, aap and the corrupt anti national journalists.

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  64. The country is going to pay a huge price for the lowliness of these journalist and the war of TRP of the channels. The common man sees the the event through the prism of those without any moral responsibility. Hope to see good sense prevail on them. I can see the stupidity and so can some of the nation ..

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  65. Dear Ravinar,
    One suggestion,.
    Why do n't you distribute a condensed version of your MC EXCERPTS in English/Local language at the CHAI CHAUPALS. It is high time your message reach every segment of voters.You may even get local sponsors.

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  66. Watch the horizon for new ones.

    This is Vinod K Jose who touts Caravan's good old journalism, writing about Ms.Sonal Shah in counter currents. Even if it is an opinion piece, words like Genocide and Pogrom cannot be bandied about with impunity, without any legal basis. How can such highly un-objective people claim to be journalists.

    http://www.countercurrents.org/jose121108.htm

    The economist of Indian origin on President-Elect Barack Obama's transition team, Ms. Sonal Shah, has one dubious credential on her resume--her relationship with the Hindu extremist group, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP). This militant group was held responsible for the genocidal pogroms against Muslims in the western Indian state of Gujarat in 2002 that killed 2,000 people and rendered 100,000 homeless. Ms. Shah was the "National Coordinator" for the VHP in North America . So the lingering question is: why hasn't the Obama team vetted enough on Ms. Sonal Shah's Hindu extremist connections?

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  67. is it only me or anyone critical about Modi is on the list?

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  68. Read this : http://scroll.in/article/why-cnn-ibns-sagarika-ghose-can-no-longer-criticise-modi?id=655950

    This also may be a new propaganda to bad -mouth Modi. We all feel that media is pro-Congress, so from where this new twist came. and even if it is true, then I welcome it. For once at least there will be a change!!

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  69. You left Punya Prasoon Bajpayi?

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  70. All the usual suspects have made it to this list as expected. Await the list for 2016, which should once again include most of them in the 2014 list, as they remain incorrigible.

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  71. Thanks for nice survey. It would be better if you publish worst media houses because these journalist are puppet of media houses. They publish what their bosses want to pubish

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