At a recent event in Mumbai (on August 22) I had talked about how our MSM peddles perceptions to suit their agenda. A majority of their bogus debates has nothing to do with reality or truth. As Howard Beale strongly suggests, they are in the “boredom-killing” business. The corrupt media uses labels like “controversial”, “racist”, “fascist”, “communal”, “secular” etc. to suit the agenda of their political bosses. These fake debates borrow from American formats and are mostly peddled on NDTV, CNN-IBN, TimesNow and HeadlinesToday. The Hindi channels and regional channels borrow the same format. In the last few years TimesNow, in particular, has turned these bogus debates into a major circus with Arnab Goswami as the Chief Clown. Perpetrators of lies and criminal propaganda like Barkha Dutt, Nidhi Razdan on NDTV continue this practice. CNN-IBN had to get rid of Rajdeep Sardesai and Sagarika Ghose when they campaigned for AAP who trashed their bosses. I shared the following process of how the propaganda or perception is delivered:
Naturally, there has been a lot of curiosity about this “G-37” since then on the SM and in messages to me. G-37 is a name coined by Chitra Subramaniam for the regular group of panellists used by TV channels to peddle their propaganda or perceptions one way or another. Some people have been asking for the names of this G-37 group so I thought a compilation of the usual suspects would be helpful. Here it is, the G-37:
A word of caution: It is inevitable that there will be agreements and disagreements on the names. Some may want additions and some may want deletions. That is perfectly fine. What you can do is do that yourself and create your own G-37 and check how much it matches with this or deviates. I believe a majority of the names would be common on any G-37 list. The list here is from a period of the last five years. Post-elections 2014 a lot of changes have and will likely continue to happen.