(This is a MaxiPost)
Excessive self-righteousness is usually one of the signs of a corrupt mind and soul. That is what Rajdeep Sardesai is. I don’t know about financial corruption but I am in no doubt he is morally corrupt. I can write a whole book on the crimes of Rajdeep but I will keep it as short as I can (which is quite a difficult task considering his crimes).
Ever handled a meeting of sales managers? The ones who have failed to achieve their targets usually have the most excuses and sometimes quite creative ones too. Then a typical sales manager will tell you “We need to advertise more. We need more innovations. We need more colours in our products. We need products for youngsters. We need products for the elders”. We… we… we! Who exactly is we? It is rarely “I need to do this. This is what I did wrong. This is what I need to correct”. This is exactly what Rajdeep Sardesai does in another article about what “we the media” did, what “we” need to do and what “we” refuse to acknowledge. He writes a supposed introspection titled 'Many of us peddle half truths and cheap sensationalism' (March 21) that sort of lists the misdeeds of MSM; his Hammam. But why “us”? Why not start with yourself Rajdeep? Why hide your own crimes behind this “us”? That is the biggest crime in pontificating. They whitewash their own sins couched in a general trashing of their clan. Regardless of this, we will examine the lies of Rajdeep (excerpts in blue).
“On social media – the ultimate space for the ‘outrage industry’ – journalists are routinely accused of being ‘paid media.’ For Modi bhakts, Congress chamchas and AAP cheerleaders, media bashing has become this election season’s favourite sport”. One must bear in mind that the MSM existed much before SM. As for “paid media” that too did not spring from the fountain of SM. The “paid news” evil was formally recognised in a report by the PCI itself so folks on the SM didn’t manufacture anything. And AAP is a party born through liberal use of social media. So who coins the terms that Rajdeep uses? Modi-bhakts, Congress Chamchas, AAP cheerleaders? Note carefully, this itself is a laundry job by RS. SM doesn’t use these terms. It uses Congress Coolies, AAPTards, ModiTards, Feku and so on. Where politics is concerned on the SM, it is an unorganised band of people who come together based on their political preferences in the actions they take. Some of them were already members of some political party or have graduated from SM to regular political members.
“The charge of being ‘biased’ reflects a rising intolerance among the political faithful. So long as the media was hailing Arvind Kejriwal as the ultimate anti-corruption prophet, we were, in the eyes of aam admi supporters, allies in their war”. I have said before and will say it again this is a stupid argument that RS puts forth. Being biased itself is not a crime. Even SC judges are not free from bias but the Constitution and Law compels them to act honestly aided by the fact that it’s usually a bench and not a single judge. It is when this bias forces editors to twist facts, twist the truth and peddle headlines that have no connection to the real content that makes it criminal. Every channel and newspaper has been guilty of this crime. Rambo, anyone?
RS is idiotic to even suggest a rising intolerance. For one, RS and his bimbo deputy have been having a running battle with ordinary people ever since they got on Twitter. The provocation did not start from ordinary folks. How does RS explain this conduct? Whether it’s Hindus or BJP, only third rate editors would indulge in a running battle with viewers and readers. And Sagarika Ghose when once asked about when she ever criticised Congress had to pull out an eight year old article of hers from 2005 to prove she is neutral. Does RS think people are that dumb and can’t see whose doormats both he and Sagarika have been? Does Rajdeep forget who he was pimping for in the company of Prannoy and Barkha while he was with StarNews and later NDTV? Well, we will see some more.
“When we questioned Narendra Modi's handling of the 2002 riots, we were accused of being a pseudo-secular, anti-national force. Now, when the same media carries Modi’s rallies unedited with the assistance of the BJP’s own cameras, we are accused by the Congress of ‘selling out’ to the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate”. LIAR! Political parties accuse each other of many things; that doesn’t count. It is how those accusations are aired that count. For instance, when the Robert Vadra land scams were being discussed didn’t Rajdeep defend the indefensible? Or the National Herald scam? When you talk about what viewers and readers perceive, don’t argue with the nonsense of political parties. Does it occur to Rajdeep that BJP may have had to resort to their own feed because biased channels like his often cut parts of it? Does he know that channels had the criminal practice of putting up a panel and running expert discussions and commentary even as Modi would be speaking in the rallies? That is called ambush, Rajdeep. Don’t try to fool people.
Now, you questioned Modi’s handling of 2002 riots? What exactly were those questions? Day after day after day for over 10 years RS and his crooks from the media have hurled accusations at Modi. Is that questioning? In a programme where Modi was the key speaker this liar repeated the terms “mass murderer” and “hero of hatred” to describe Modi. Was that questioning? Bringing in the most fraudulent spokies like Teesta and Sanjiv Bhatt to rant against Modi even after their frauds were established. Is that questioning? I don’t give a damn what the Congress says or BJP says. Rajdeep should talk about his deeds and what the general public perceives. His deputy runs through the Muslim corridor like a joker before the Gujarat 2012 elections with a one-sided story of development. Is that questioning or propaganda? Is that questioning or political campaigning? Rajdeep himself has painted Modi as anti-Muslim with his 90% and 10% nonsense all the time. Is that questioning or making a judgement? And that judgement is based on what? Scientific research? No, it is based on pure hatred and evil in the head. Hatred for anything Modi, hatred for anything Hindu. And Rajdeep, you are one of the rare media crooks who has had the chance to personally interact with Modi more than once. You can’t even whine on that count.
“On the flip side, no government has been subject to the kind of media scrutiny that UPA 2 has, yet that has also not stopped the media from being targeted as agents of 10 Janpath”. Sorry, the most of the corrupt UPA2 is largely the Congress. Don’t shield the Congress by mentioning UPA. Here too, it wasn’t CNN-IBN but TimesNow that did the most scrutiny. Rajdeep, Barkha, Sagarika, Shekhar Gupta, Vinod Mehta and others have behaved like poodles of Sonia Gandhi. They piss in their pants and skirts at the very mention of “Gandhi”. When has Rajdeep ever questioned Sonia Gandhi? When has anyone in the media questioned her, her secret travels, her illnesses or scams or anything at all? When? On the contrary, when VishwaBandhu Gupta made a statement, the cowardly poodle Rajdeep screamed “no wild allegations please”. Is Rajdeep entitled to throw wild allegations or carry wild allegations against Modi but ban allegations against Sonia? And how does Rajdeep conclude they are wild allegations without even as much as hearing the man? Let us now do a small roll-call of Rajdeep’s crimes chronicled on this very site and this is just a small list:
December 2010: To Sermonise On Role & Responsibilities Of Media?
This includes the extremely unprofessional behaviour of Rajdeep at the HT summit with Modi. When is Rajdeep going to apologise for this misconduct?
December 2010: Rajdeep blames “corrupt society” for media weakness..
Really, all the evils in the media were brought about by society at large? Where do you get to blame people for your criminal misconduct, Rajdeep?
July 2011: "No Wild Allegations Against Gandhis, Please....."
This is the extraordinary show where Rajdeep cuts off anyone mentioning Sonia Gandhi. Who is the slave of 10JP, Rajdeep?
September 2012: Stenographers & Stray Dogs
This is the story of how the reporter who was involved in the Cash4Votes sting operation was made to feel like a “Dog” by Rajdeep. Any explanation Rajdeep? This is not some jerk on SM, this was your own employee who had to quit for your crimes.
October 2012: Robert Vadra & the innocence of journalists.
This is where Rajdeep more or less makes a defence of Vadra’s land scams with stupid “monkey balancing” (as I call it). Considering the phenomenal scams of Congress/UPA Rajdeep and the crooks in the media have tried to wash it somehow by pointing fingers at BJP even when the crimes were clearly disproportionate and incomparable.
March 2013: Rajdeep – Super troll and hate-monger.
Yes, I call Rajdeep and his deputy hate-mongers. I have no hesitation in calling them anti-Hindu either and that has been explained in many other posts. This one explains how the hate-mongering Rajdeep trolls Modi LIVE during Modi’s speeches. He abuses people he doesn’t like with fancy names like MUFC and then whines about people abusing him? Ordinary people will express what they want but since when do editors get to behave like street rowdies? Then he plays victim to the world? Pathetic!
Would Rajdeep care to answer all this? I wouldn’t want to be petty and list his chota-mota crimes like using fake tweets to further his agenda to legalise lobbying or other issues where he, his deputy and his channel has been proved to be anti-Hindu. I don’t want to list his crimes of covert and overt pimping for AAP. Even Bhupendra Chaubey tweeted how all IBN staff were in AAP topis. An IBN group employee tweeted she will campaign for AAP because she’s not happy with the Adarsh scam clean chit for Ashok Chavan. The crypt is too full of Rajdeep’s crimes. So I have chosen to list only a few of the crimes in the above posts. Here’s one of the most important ones:
February 2014: CNN-IBN – A history of abuse
This one explains how the shameful duo of Rajdeep and Sagarika have been hurling abuses at ordinary people since 2009 on Twitter and other media. I must mention here that I started this blog in February 2010 and wasn’t on Twitter till one year later. I became more active on Twitter only around June-July 2011. My earlier posts were based largely only on their TV shows or printed articles. I had to discover that this couple was as abusive on Twitter too. They have a pathological hatred for ordinary folks, particularly Hindus and call them names like “Internet Hindus”, “Guttersnipe” and consistently abuse Modi. What was all that for Rajdeep? And now that people are returning the compliments you cry “victim”. Worse, at a mere mention of P. Chidambaram this editor issued an apology:
Can Rajdeep tell us why for 12 years of mindlessly abusing Modi and also allowing his panellists and other crooks to abuse Modi on his channel he shouldn’t apologise to him? Will Rajdeep tell us why even after the SC, the SIT and the lower court in Ahmedabad having absolved Modi of involvement in the riots he, Sagarika and other fools on his channel still abuse Modi and refuse to accept legal rulings? Why does Rajdeep still call Modi “tainted”? And then the scumbag lectures the public? Why when Congis scream Hitler, Mass-Murderer, women raped and so on does he not say “Sorry, no wild allegations please”? Is that crony defence reserved only for Sonia Gandhi? That’s the reason you are called a slave and doormat of 10JP Rajdeep, don’t shamelessly claim you’re an editor. You aren’t worth being called even a journalist by any standards or measure.
“Whichever kind of editor one chooses to be, the inescapable reality is that the editor must be more accountable to readers and viewers. A few years ago, as president of the Editors Guild, I had proposed that all editors declare their assets”. Stop playing Moses when you’re a plain 4 inch nail. Forget assets, you had the nerve to defend Barkha in the Radiagate episode at the very Editor’s Guild as its president. Have you forgotten that? Who the hell were you to give Barkha a clean-chit when she was clearly being a broker and go-between for Radia, DMK and the Congress? What kind of scumbag editor does that? You didn’t even offer any reasons or any scrutiny that you had conducted. You defended her simply because she and you are in the same rotten Hammam. Isn’t that true? And what kind of news channel dishes out IOTY awards to politicians? This is followed by some serious ass-licking of politicians. Does it occur to you that it is a simple conflict of interest to reward the same politicians that you’re supposed to report on? And on top of that the Category5Moron tweets Modi won’t get it for 2013, as if the bimbo was doing him a big favour stating he will be considered for 2014 if he becomes PM. You peddle such crap and call yourself editors? Even on a cloudy day anyone can you see you as pathetic anti-people criminals dressed up as journalists. Who the hell are you trying to fool?
There, that being said there is an opening for Rajdeep to come clean and state in unambiguous terms that he is willing to start over. People are not evil, individuals are evil. If there is an honest attempt to express remorse for the misdeeds, people will be sporting enough to put it behind them. But there is no way mindless defence of nonsense will be allowed to pass. It’s not half-truths and sensationalism Rajdeep; you actually peddle LIES and cheap theatre. Get out of your delusion and wear some clothes.