The late Christopher Hitchens did say “I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information”. That was before SM exploded and now you know not many rely on the MSM for news.
One of the objectives of this website is to clearly tell readers that most media celebs who pose as journalists aren’t really bright people. They are there either by accident or through their umbilical connections. In other words, they do not possess any intelligence or wisdom that you and I do not. In many cases I have found people on the SM to possess far more wisdom than these folks. It is in this context that we should see the drama that unfolded in the “Union of snakes” when Arvind Kejriwal said the whole media is paid-media, there’s a “Modi-media” nexus and he would send them to jail if he gets to power. The manner in which many of the media members reacted is quite telling. Of course, on March 15 (a day after AK made that stupid statement) the AAP spokie Sanjay Singh clarified that AK meant only four channels; TimesNow, IndiaTV, IndiaNews and ZeeNews. Clearly, AK spared most of his own sponsors and AAP supporters in the media some of who can be seen in this pic:
Among these, Punya Prasoon Bajpai was caught pimping for AAP red-panted. Vinod Mehta and Aarti Jerath are overt supporters. Rajdeep and Sagarika are “chief media sponsors” of AK and AAP. Look closely, there is someone at the top left corner of the pic who is a bit unsure but trying to squeeze into this club. Yes, that’s Barkha Dutt who was the first to dash off to Varanasi to cook up her stories on the contest there since Modi’s candidature from that seat was announced. Let’s start with Arnab Goswami and how the debate over AK’s threats played out (edited video clip: 1.02 mins)
To defend the most rotten statements by AK, who does AAP send? Another street thug called Raza Muzaffar Bhat. His conduct on the show itself says a lot about AAP’s choice of LS candidates. But what is interesting is that Arnab didn’t seem to know that this guy has a case against him for beating up a woman and ripping off her clothes. So a molester comes up on TV to tell us about riots and killers. That’s how dumb our media can get. Maybe since AAP has boycotted TimesNow AK must have thought the best way to combat the channel is to send a thug like himself. Reactions from the Divas of media, Barkha and Rajdeep, were quite predictable too:
Oh well! Had it been someone else you can imagine what Rajdeep would have said. But since it is his darling AK he says “name with evidence”. That’s a gentle caution by AK’s school teacher, sort of. And yes, Barkha treats it as a “clean chit” for herself. She says AK’s moronic statement proves she is “independent”. One of the biggest poodles in the MSM is NDTV who can turn the most adverse news for Congress into one for BJP as this shot will prove again:
The one calling Modi “incorruptible’ was one Manoharsinh Jadeja of Rajkot who is a Congress member. But then Congress’s “independent” poodle NDTV saying that would be blasphemy. So they claim Jadeja is a BJP member. It doesn’t matter to these morons that Assange or Wikileaks is not in the business of giving anyone any certificates. Content appearing in cables leaked by Wikileaks is credited to them as source and that is all. But even in resting a controversy Barkha shows you how “independent” she and NDTV really are. And don’t buy the BS that this was some honest mistake because NDTV has done this 786 times before; quite deliberately.
Of all these crooks coming together, the one whose mask is coming off a bit every single day is naturally Rajdeep Sardesai. He claimed to have provided the idea to AK and Kiran Bedi for a Tahrir-like agitation. Then he and his deputy were in a political conflict within IBN over excessive backing of AAP and being excessively critical of Modi (as Sagarika complained about some “Evil” and then lied and blamed the SM “stalking” her). Every single day the frustration grows for Rajdeep and it shows on his shows and his tweets. If anyone else had made the statement that AK made about media, Rajdeep would have drawn guns and lectured like Moses for hours. But since it is AK, he mildly seeks that AK present evidence. Discussion over! It is also important to note that while Barkha and Rajdeep play victim or claim “independent” AK or his spokie hasn’t named their channels as the ones he meant to send to jail. Why would he! After all, even a thug like AK does recognise his friends and sponsors. This would be explained by the following tweets on behalf of the thug by Rajdeep:
So both these cronies of AK feel upset that a group of prominent citizens have criticised the anarchy of AK and AAP (TOI report) and while Rajdeep claims the “masks” are falling off the little sidekick claims they are BJP sympathisers. Here are the prominent citizens whose masks are falling off as Rajdeep states:
Okay, have you heard of these names: Gen SK Sinha, Ajit Doval, MV Kamath, MJ Akbar, SL Bhyrappa, Bibek Debroy, PC Dogra and others? Anyone following news would have heard of these names or at least 3-4 of them for sure. But Rajdeep and the IBN sidekick Wagle are upset only because these citizens have directed their ire at the anarchy of AAP and AK so they bleated their angry tweets. Sometime back a group of “prominent citizens” also wrote a public opposition to Modi and TheHindu carried it. Here’s a pic:
Now compare the two letters and the names in it. In the report by The Hindu there are many names which most people haven’t even heard of but they are supposed to be “prominent”. I have heard only of Ram Puniyani from the list. But hey; when this was published Rajdeep had nothing to complain about. Why? Because these worthies were opposing Modi and were claiming Modi was a threat to India which is line with Rajdeep’s political ideology which he cleverly peddles on CNN-IBN. The entire team of IBN has been an anti-Modi gang of crooks which is why AK spared them from “jail”. But oh, if anyone writes a note critical of AAP then their masks are falling off. All I can tell Rajdeep is that his own mask had fallen off long back and every observer could see it. Now it’s his pants falling off, just as PP Bajpai was caught with his pants down. There is no place to hide for Rajdeep anymore. Can Rajdeep offer the excuse that he wasn’t aware of this letter? Not really, because The Hindu crook, N. Ram, is on his channel frequently and I’m sure the two share the gossip on politics.
Rajdeep’s former colleague Ashutosh is now an AAP member and an LS candidate. Ashutosh tweets hilarious stuff almost every day; where he was, how Modi is corrupt and what he ate. Recently a small crowd at Wazirpur also affectionately presented Ashutosh with eggs for his breakfast. I’m sure you wouldn’t have seen that video on CNN-IBN. Here’s something else you may not see on CNN-IBN captured by a Citizen Journalist (2.26 mins):
Last night (March 18), both Barkha and Sagarika were at Varanasi doing shows over a Modi Vs Kejriwal contest. The response by the public must have shown them who the people back. The anger among the media-AAPTards is because their fearless leader AK has goofed up too often and they don’t have any more defence to offer. In their long losing campaign against Narendra Modi it was Kejriwal who gave them some new hope. However, almost everyone on SM is a journalist now as the above video shows and there others who are trashing Congress ads with parodies. Nobody watches Barkha, Arnab or Rajdeep for news anymore. They keep proving they’re the lowest BAR of news media. Arnab will survive because he is not corrupt and his integrity is not tainted. I cannot say the same for the rest. People are coming together over Modi and so is the media; both for different reasons.