It is interesting how dramatically scenarios and equations change. Smita Prakash of ANI tells Arnab “We are all culprits as we did not hound Vadra for 10 years”. For the record and for the sake of history, an ANI reporter accosted Robert Vadra at a 5-star hotel in Delhi where the latter was testing some new gym equipment (or inaugurating as they say). He asked him a gentle question about the gym and health like throwing a dolly to Chris Gayle. Then, to an alarmed Vadra, he asked him a question about the fraudulent land deals in Haryana. An angry Robert De Vadra did a Robert De Niro “You talkin’ to me?” monologue with #AreYouSerious and #AreYouNuts. It’s just that there was no mirror in front of Vadra to tell him how ugly he looked. As he did his routine, an angry Vadra also knocked down the mic that the reporter was holding up to him. That was enough to send the entire media into a tizzy. The fire alarms went off. Everyone was up at around 11pm in the night on November 1 to rant about the attack on media.
SoniaG’s poodles had suddenly found the courage to talk and rant about Vadra’s misbehaviour. Of course, this is the first time any of these poodles got anywhere near 6.66 inches of the man. I need not add that the most to rant were none other than Arnab Goswami & Co on TimesNow. Imagine their luck and delight on dull news-days when the goose drops golden eggs like such an incident from heavens. On the other hand the Congis cannot tire of telling people Vadra is a private citizen who is being hounded by media. Hounded? That’s what Gandhi family stooge Diggy would have us believe (so too their spokies on TV):
This is the first time I have ever seen a media person in the last decade confront Vadra or ask him a question and the Congis would have us believe he is being “hounded”? Vadra had misbehaved but he only knocked down the mic in anger. This is the same media who defended the offensive, vulgar and violent behaviour of Rajdeep Sardesai at New York:
Rajdeep not only abused members of the crowd at NY but physically assaulted one of them. The entire HATO alliance came to defend this street-thug, including the union of snakes that passes as “Editors Guild”. By condoning Rajdeep’s conduct the media has no moral authority to talk about the misbehaviour of Vadra as an assault on the media. Mind you, Vadra just knocked off the mic and he didn’t assault the reporter (Smita Prakash confirmed that on TV too). As long as the media defends Rajdeep there is no reason they can claim any moral authority to complain about assaults on reporters (in this case it wasn’t so). Vadra is a national scumbag who is the perfect example of crony capitalism who recognises that his family and party had turned India into a “Banana republic”. It will take a while for this country to return to a normal democracy. The CAG has also recently reported on fraudulent land deals benefitting him abnormally. If properly prosecuted, there is no doubt Vadra belongs in jail.
Of all the channels TimesNow was the one screaming the most. Therefore, they must be reminded how their cowards behaved when the revelations of fraudulent land deals first came to light. They were spying on Vadra like cowards from a good distance. They were scared to get anywhere near him while hounding all other politicians. This is what I described in “Arnaboxious: The Witch Hunter” (October 2012):
Smita Prakash claims bravely that the media didn’t do their jobs for 10 years on Vadra. Also remember, when the Tarun Tejpal incident came out Arnab also claimed they also didn’t discuss Radiagate but covered-up for the criminals. Around the same time Vadra’s deals were coming out who was Arnab hounding? A certain Nitin Gadkari! And Arnab did a 19-part witch-hunt of Gadkari to distract and cover-up for Vadra’s deals. Cowards! SoniaG’s poodles had a vested interest in hounding Gadkari against whom all allegations have fallen flat. Who ordered these poodles to hound Gadkari? Let me repeat what I had quoted in October 2012:
“Apparently, a strong word was conveyed that they should leave Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law well alone. Ministers, including I&B boss Ambika Soni, are said to have reached out to the media houses, gently suggesting that further interest in the doings of Robert Vadra and his multifarious business activities would be most unwelcome”.
The full report on how Gadkari was hounded to cover-up the crimes of Robert Vadra during those days is recounted in this report by Sunday Guardian:
That’s exactly what all the channels did. They went after Gadkari to cover-up crimes of Vadra. Don’t let these scoundrels and poodles in media tell you they have morals or principles. Even the lame Hartosh Bal blurted out on TimesNow, during the discussions on #AreYouSerious, that the media ignored Vadra earlier because of how Congress funded many of the media outlets. When Rajdeep held a discussion to defend Vadra, Dr Subramaniam Swamy pointed out journalists shouldn’t pretend or behave so “innocent” because there are quite a few that have benefitted indirectly from deals involving DLF and other land deals. In particular, Shekhar Gupta passed off DLF chairman’s bribery without batting an eyelid when the DLF chairman KP Singh stated : “Can you run a property business without bribing… In my terminology, what I call bribing, is in two parts: One, where you give money to somebody to facilitate quicker disposal. Second, you give money, if somebody asks you, to do a wrong job. Now in my terminology, bribing is to do a wrong job, which I have never done in my life”.
I need not add KP Singh of DLF was rewarded with a Padma Bhushan by the Congress govt. Rajdeep, ShekharG, Barkha Dutt and many similar journos were also rewarded with Padma Shris. Suddenly, these poodles are finding their voices against Vadra. It only means one thing; the Congress is on its death bed. Else these poodles still wouldn’t dare rant about Robert Vadra.