Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Hurt Mafia



Some years back Rajdeep Sardesai used to have a show or a segment on his TV debates called Crossfire. He probably borrowed the idea from CNN-IBN’s American sister CNN. Back in 2004, during the US election campaign, American comic and satirist Jon Stewart was on CNN’s Crossfire. He delivered a severe battering to the two hosts for their sham debates and deceptions (One of them, Carlson Tucker, was even ridiculed for his silly bow-tie, which LOC Ambassador Karan Thapar now copies). Stewart described where these guys went to after presidential and other debates. Here’s a hilarious exchange:

STEWART: But let me ask you guys, again, a question, because we talked a little bit about, you're actually doing honest debate and all that. But, after the debates, where do you guys head to right afterwards?
CARLSON: The men's room.
STEWART: Right after that?
BEGALA: Home.
STEWART: Spin alley.
BEGALA: Home.
STEWART: No, spin alley.
BEGALA: What are you talking about? You mean at these debates?
STEWART: Yes. You go to spin alley, the place called spin alley. Now, don't you think that, for people watching at home, that's kind of a drag, that you're literally walking to a place called deception lane?

After the thrashing that the hosts got, CNN pulled the show. It was brought in again some months later in 2005 in a totally different format. Fortunately, for our media crooks they carry on their sham despite many a slap.

That’s right! After a political rally or exchange our Editorialists gather in the “spin alley” and decide how to spin the statements by politicians or other public figures. Even after debates or interviews (Like RahulG with Arnab) along with politicians their media slaves also run to “spin alley” to spin both positive and negative bloopers. People are now smart enough to recognise these deceptive liars for what they are. I call them ‘India’s biggest mafia’. Every crime – rape, murder, financial frauds, cheque-book journalism – you will find it in our media. But on February 24, 2014 our mafia was hurt; very hurt. Seems Gen VKSingh called them “Presstitutes” and Home Minister Sushil Shinde threatened to “crush the electronic media”. The Union of Snakes, aka Editors’ Guild, also condemned VKS for using the term Presstitutes.

First, let’s deal with Shinde’s stupid statement. He said he will crush electronic media if there is any propaganda against the Congress. We are used to this man making stupid statements. When cornered he made it worse by saying he didn’t mean TV or journalists but social media. So he wants to crush social media for propaganda against Congress. That should have pacified our media crooks to some extent. Of course, his party also wanted to ban opinion polls. I wrote a long time ago ‘why the MSM would like see social media dead’ and folks on the SM had a good laugh as the real journalists at the Unreal Times showed us:


That done, let’s now deal with the Presstitutes. Johny-returned-lately, Akash Banerjee (ex-Timesnow, ex-HeadlinesToday, ex-Hibernation) started kicking and screaming at VKS on the phone over the Presstitutes remark demanding an apology on the evening of February 24. It wasn’t as if he felt insulted, it sounded as if he was raped or molested. After a few minutes of rage his own colleagues must have told him to calm down. 

One can understand Arnab inspires everyone in his channel to behave like him. Take a look at the daily morning show of Timesnow. Each morning there are 2, 3 or 4 ladies who line up to deliver the morning entertainment. I call them “Arnie’s Angels”. Each one of them is trained like a parrot and maybe helped with a teleprompter to prefix the term “poster boy” each time Narendra Modi is mentioned. It’s not just these angels but other ladies on Timesnow, like Navika Kumar, Arnab, Rhythm and Rhyme, also use this term to describe Modi. So I wonder why these folks get so agitated over the term Presstitutes. At other times we have heard terms like mass-murderer, hero of hatred and so on being used recklessly by all the editorialists. 

They also call communal riots “genocide” and “pogrom” knowing well they are lying. But these scumbags and scumbaginis expect they should be treated honourably, respected for all their nonsense and be spared the agony of insults that they heap on others.

Arnab doesn’t have a good memory unless it is fed by pieces of paper from his assistants. He forgot how he witch-hunted Nitin Gadkari over 19 episodes based on flimsy accusations by an AAP member. He forgot how he and the entire media witch-hunted N. Sreenivasan of BCCI over the IPL betting issue for three weeks and blacked out all other issues. Sure, you cover these allegations and scams but don’t claim to be ignorant of deliberate and well-planned witch-hunts. The TOI group carried some 107 odd negative articles on the CWG. Are we to believe these guys were really interested in the truth or justice? Was the TOI reporting without motives? Surely not! The excessive coverage was because TOI didn’t get the contracts that went to the Unholy Trinity of HT-NDTV-CNN-IBN through practices that weren’t entirely fair. What do you call this? Journalism or Presstitution? I bet if Times group had got the media contracts you may never have seen the 107 negative headlines. That’s the work of Presstitutes. We know how the media has reacted against Shinde and VKS; let’s sample what the people have to say on SM:


During the discussions on the adventures of Tarun Tejpal on TimesNow, Arnab himself admitted the media had wronged by not taking up and following up on the Radiagate episode. How conveniently the Presstitutes blacked out and buried the story is a major crime. Most of these Presstitutes were also aware of Tejpal’s misdeeds. It is undeniable that these Hammamis do not report on corruption in their own ranks and therefore earn the contempt of people and names that describe them pretty well. Before the 2013 state elections in November-December quite a few channels were openly campaigning for the AAP party. Even if the Presstitutes deny it they can’t deny the overwhelming evidence that points to this malicious conduct of fake debates and discussions. The ultimate proof of the political pimping came in the form of Ashutosh who was sacked from IBN7 and had to join his masters in AAP. Pics of him being bedmates with the AAP party also came into public domain. There are other scumbags like Punyaprasoon Bajpai and Anjana Om Kashyap of AajTak not being very different. The political pimping wasn’t different with Rajdeep, Barkha or Sagarika who have been long-time political doormats. One of the most read articles on this site still happens to be “The AAPSucker Proxies”. Here’s another image that is popular with people and I don’t think anyone is under any illusion (and it comes from an MSM cartoonist, not SM):

Recently, Deepak Chaurasia of India News (formerly with every Hindi channel on earth) was voted India’s Worst Journalist – 2014. He was indeed a surprise winner and the reason being he is alleged to have doctored a video of child-abuse using children and persons who were unaware of the scam. There also appears to be an FIR against him. Heard any news channel reporting on such pathetic activities in the media mafia? There are other journos who wantonly abuse politicians and people in general. And that is the reason the MSM is facing flak from every quarter. This is apart from financial frauds, tax frauds and sexual transgressions at work places. There is a history of how the MSM has obliged and colluded to cover up many crimes of the govt. Why be offended with the title of Presstitutes? I wrote in “Rajdeep On Deception Lane” that very long ago someone from the media gave the most stinging description of journalists and their character. Here is John Swinton of NYT from 1880:

"There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes”.

Between VKS and Swinton there isn’t much difference in the description of the crooks. Till a while ago the PCI chairman, Markandeya Katju, himself was behaving like a political tool. He was not only running a political campaign but also ridiculing Indians at large. His nonsense had to be ended by a stinging post from Arun Jaitley in which AJ delivered a severe slap: “Retired judges must remember that the rental for occupying a Lutyen's bunglow post retirement has to be political neutrality not political participation”. There are many media Presstitutes occupying Lutyen’s bungalows and govt flats and as long as they do so they will remain political doormats. The media mafia really has no business to feel hurt. They should cleanse their Hammam instead.
 

44 comments :

  1. Great post as usual.
    It is clear that the MSM will not look at the mirror on their own. Thanks for showing them one on a regular basis and bringing out the dirt in their Hammams out in the public.
    Keep it up!

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  2. Wonderful post as usual.

    Times Now has conveniently forgotten in it's yesterday's HURT debates that it was their TOI group who peddled a lie called NaMo's Rambo Act for which they aplolozized in Delhi edition on page 8 in small coloumn while the Rambo Act was discussed across the MSM for hours in their so called Prime Time debates.

    You will also observe that after RaGa Interview, Arnav's already unbearable shrills have increased. He is vying for more blood like a wild cat. My wife always discourages me to listen to these noisy Times Now debates. And this is the rare occasion when I agree with her instantly.

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    1. Yes well said, watching Arnab at primetime I feel like my ears are bleeding( 24/02/2014) when NirmalS was moblynched py all panelists except SwapanDG.

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  3. I always felt compared to our Neta's media is worst because in case of Neta they expose each others misdeed but out media never dare to question each other.

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  4. MSM accusing Congis is similar to prostitutes accusing each other of being a prostitute.

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  5. wish somebody explained to Arnab giving such hard truths about media...he was bashing the poor guy on the newshour the other day.

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  6. i think arnab also orders his angels to sit in a specific posture always.sympathy for poor anchors. :-(

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  7. Good Morning MC. A completely clinical dissection of the Presstitutes (no offence to Pros, since they are honest in being upfront about their saleability). And it's beautiful the way you do it everytime by slapping the MSM by their own damning conduct and behaviour. Not even one word in this article can be contested by any media person mentioned and that must be even more galling for these Presstitutes.

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  8. ...
    Bonjour: I always wonder if these presstitutes ever read your blog..I so badly want them to read every word you write here.
    Did the honorable HM Shinde ever say with such fervor that he will crush terrorism? No, I don't think so either.
    Keep up your splendid work and keep terrorizing this mafia-nexus.
    Merci.

    PS: scumbaginis!! Hilarious!!

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  9. Wow ! What a post !
    Ripped the Farzi Jurists like Arnab and co in the MSM. My only complaint is even after knowing all the evil designs of these prostitutes of journalism,why no action on these people. If an ordinary fellow does anything unethical or illegal act, he will be immediately put behind bars, why absolutely no action on these tyrants.?
    Great job by Ravi sir, but I am not happy untill some action is taken in real terms.
    Now, even ordinary ppl like us are fed with so much info about the misdeeds of the political doormats in the MSM,now its time for some action.

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  10. @Ravi, you posts are getting better and better everyday, just like wine. If not for SM, I think congress might have had a good chance of returning back to power by using MSM to fool the people.
    You had said that a major resignation happened in CNNIBN, any news on that?
    Subramanian Swamy's facebook post on Sunanda Murder should be taken seriously and investigated, but our MSM has been very silent on that. Even Arnab is silent (not surprising though).
    You and SS are SM stalwarts.

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  11. Like a sniper in waiting, u shoot to kill. Hats off to this bullet too MC _/\_

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  12. well i would have never known people like john swinton existed.. This has become like a discovery channel for journalism and journalist... LOL

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  13. Thanks Ravi.....your just another outstanding Pillory against the 4th Pillar in disguise. Was appalled watching cunning Arnie, equating Parrikkar's 'comment' and Shendi's 'gaffe'. Parrikkar gave a personal opinion on what he thinks just the way pimps in MSM spew on any politician day in day out; whereas, Shendi was undoubtedly hurling threats at Media.

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  14. Was altering between HT and Times yesterday for two debates. Rahul Kanwal was cutting Madhu Kishwar mid-way when she was raising uncomfortable questions against media conduct itself. Sanjay Jha was as usual par for the course - foolish. Kanchan Gupta writes/tweets better than he speaks. BJP should take media drama apart by citing media conduct in Radiagate, silence on Chaurasia, News Items like Rambo, Ahmedabad Mall entry on Id etc.

    Loved the article Ravi. Knew it was coming ....

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    1. Chandan Mitra too is ineffective as a BJP spokesperson.

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    2. is this the reason he is appearing on certain channel very frequently?

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  15. Excellent! John Swinton words We are intellectual prostitutes'Indeed they are, why this outrage?

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  16. In yesterday's NH, Arnab made a feeble attempt at juxtaposing Manohar Parikkar's words about unintelligent people in MSM with Shinde's comments. Any sensible person would make out the difference. He sounded both were attack on the media with equal measure. In an attempt to make the debate more balanced, it looked very stupid and I think MSM deserves rapping from the people they got. If there are incompetent people in politics , there will be incompetent people in the media. They just need to get used to receiving brickbats from their viewers.

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  17. On behalf of all tigress' community ( bagins in Hindi ), I strongly protest about Ravinar linking us with C5M bimbos in media. Hope he can invent a new word for them that wont offend our sentiments. We are in complete support of Ravinar in making mince meat of media mafias, just as we do to our kill.
    Ravi, You must be having a field day yesterday as there is lot of material available to write a blog. You must have been confused which should be given preference, isn't it? Nowadays, we can also predict the topic on which your hard hitting blog will come. Can we also suggest some topics ?
    When is your second part on husband wife morons coming? Eagerly waiting for it.

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  18. Ravinar, Very honest and bold views. Wish you great life.

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  19. Have anyone observed that apart from usual Rajdeep and Sagarika bashing Modi in CNN-IBN, Cyrus on the other hand mocks Rahul and Kejriwal in The Week That Wasn't of CNN-IBN. Cyrus though takes a dig at Modi but it is less severe.

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  20. Nice article..
    we should definitely not be intellectual prostitutes..........

    I have little concern about media witch-hunt of N. Sreenivasan of BCCI over the IPL betting issue. I find him(N. Sreenivasan) dictator he has given self clearance to Him, Raj. Royals, and his son-in-law which even Court finds unconstitutional and SC even found him guilty(http://www.mid-day.com/articles/gurunath-meiyappan-involved-in-ipl-spot-fixing-supreme-court/15084099). We all know IPL is very expensive property and franchise dont want any negative publicity of it and as all the franchises by some way or other connected to these presstitutes, they dont allow to expose IPL dark side. Probably media has done some witch hunt on him for some time to ignore other important issue but now they are ignoring this incident completely which is again cheat to cricket lover.

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  21. But sir, are you not the same fiberals who are up in arms for free speech. Wendy Donkeys books comes to mind. Take it like the presstotues you are.

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    1. @trivis

      Images have be fitted within the blog space and also to curtail length. Pics can be opened in a new tab with right-click if there is a problem of legibility. As for your other point - Its not a "stupid mistake" as you put it and not of much consequence but the name is indeed PUNYA Prasoon and not "Pujya". I think you should double check before jumping. And it's Bajpai not Joshi. I think you are confusing someone else with this person.

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    2. Ravinar, that does not appear to be correct. You can open the images in a new tab, but it does not appear to improve the resolution of the images. It opens in the same size. I think the reason is that these are low resolution images. I think the way out would be to insert higher resolution images at the time of creation. This might take the pages longer to load, but the text in the images will be more readable.

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    3. @Karthik

      I dont think so.. I myself check legibility of images.. Some images are only representative and need be even read. Some contain text that indicate a pattern. But where critical text is concerned it is usually legible in the blog itself or when opened as pic on left or right click.

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  23. Ravinar, watch out, any time Khurshid's bulldozer would come to your office and crush you. Prostitutes provide services to needy who left their wives behind in distant villages, but Presstitutes are doing purely for self pleasure.

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  24. The general arrogance of KhanChris morons stems from two distinct electoral events of the past.1.Upset win in the 2004 elections after poll surveys gave them no chance.2.Victory in the recent Karnataka elections against all odds.From the first incidence they learnt that performance is not a criteria for winning elections in India. In the second instance which was at the peak of their scam times, they learnt that corruption is not an issue for indian voters.What they fail to realise is that the losing side in the above two instances paid the price for their own arrogance.

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  25. Stunning essay of corrupt MSM.Will hurt the "hurt mafia presstitutes' more than "presstitute

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  26. @Ravinar: My mistake.. Apologies.. Yup I did confuse it with somebody else. Keep up the good work.

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  27. truth of yedi http://www.niticentral.com/2014/01/10/yeddyurappa-scapegoat-of-political-vengeance-177792.html

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  28. Dear Ravinar,

    It is indeed a blessing to read your incisive and often chillingly accurate prognosis on media duplicity. Whenever I break into a smile or laughter upon reading your "MSM phaadu" comments, my wife asks, "Mediacrooks?". Visiting your blog has become an addiction of sorts.

    Coming to the topic, it was funny watching the self-righteous indignation of Arnab. As someone rightly pointed out, there was less 'Bahas' and more 'Bias'. You never know, because he too could be acting on someone's 'Bahas't! It definitely looked like he was under tremendous pressure to come to the rescue of his bi'radia'darwale!

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  29. Well researched article raviji as usual.
    I think Sushil kumar shinde is an idiot, it is only because of his foolishness and yes madam attitude that he has been made the home minister by madam sonia.
    He looks like an illiterate person.

    He alongwith diggi, sibbal, mms(pm) and the 2G's themselves play a big role for the fate of Congress today.
    But the nation must thank them for letting us know the real face of Congress and ultimately to get rid of it.

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  30. B Dutt is a standing example of media manipulaton for receiving dirt payment. VK SINGH is right in his assesment . That is a modest way of revealing truth in a mild manner. Inside stories of these MSMs would reveal more than what meets the eye.
    Their only fear is that if Namo comes to occupy Newdelhi their shady deals and satiating scandals would come to an end. That day is nearer.

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  31. An excellent article as usual. One small suggestion. Please create a Mediacrooks Facebook page. While you are active on twitter, most Indians still use Facebook. The outreach then would be much higher than now. Please correct me if I am wrong and a Facebook already exists. Thanks!

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  32. This business of starting the morning show with bimbos was started by HT some time in 2006/07. One of the bimbos who used to appear then was Nida Khan who has joined TN of late.

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  33. While these presstitutes do have right to feel hurt.Others too have similar rights.While media can run >100 episodes to expose an inconvenient [ and corrupt] politico,others can't raise the finger.Corrupt and incompetent politicians from 1980 on wards have made these morons in to some kind of media mughals.TV viewing and English editorial reading classes joined in as novelty.It is all over now.Terming them presstitutes is just the beginning.Few more years and they will look like pan wallahs at our nukkads.

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  34. Are there any statistics available on the relevance of Indian media in India and what does the trend show ??
    There may be many magazines , newspapers closing down, many tv channels getting lower eyeballs ( despite captive nature of audience ) owing to newer channels or movement to regional news .
    Or is it such that nothing changes much and majority of Indians are indeed too gullible and lethargic to change /improve for the better ???
    If dishonesty, lies, half truths , mediocrity , corruption ( in media ) still sells and there is no disincentive , why would they ( msm ) change ???

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    1. Visit this link http://www.moneycontrol.com/competition/zeemediacorporation/comparison/ZN#ZN . Idea of the financial states of various media can be obtained. Note that NDTV has a loss of 20crore.
      The point made by Ravinar in this blog is very correct.

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  35. @@myghostnut. Thanks . But I was looking for shift in viewer preference . The profit and loss data is a kind of window dressing . Tehelka shares were sold at premium inter se despite huge losses on book. Individually the main players are very rich. They show losses on books to distract and cry wolf.

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