Wednesday, November 5, 2014

When Poodles Rage



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.

36 comments :

  1. Dear sir

    I read Rajdeep Sardesai's recent columns on his relationship with Mr. Modi ahead of his book release. As also his off cuff remarks on Priyanka Vadra being an item girl of politics.

    Almost similar to what you have said re: Arnab. Shameful how these pimps have lost all sense of direction. The more frustrating part is they still continue their tirade against Mr. Modi or his government while remaining blind to the UPA's (or what''s left of it) several known instances of looting.

    Kind regards
    Sumanth

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  2. There seems to be a tacit agreement between Senior Congress leaders (Chidu,Sibal types)and media crooks to remove the Cancer(G type) from the Congress.There is no other way to define the recent hounding of Vadra.

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    1. I am totally unhappy that media did not bring in Kapil Sibal or Chidambaram or Manish Tiwari for chatting in the live discussion. I miss them. To me, the more they appear the more votes for Narendra Modi's BJP.

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  3. Occasionally we will get an untrained poodle trying to seek the limelight in a foolhardy manner.

    Speaking of poodles, Modi + Raje sarkaar has already failed on this front. Both state & Center controlled by BJP yet ZERO action on Vadra.

    Modi + Khattar next up to bat. Will they hit Vadra out of the ground or get clean bowled instead?

    Forget Vadra, will they manage to nail ANY UPA minister on corruption charges? With the kind of corruption that UPA engaged in, that's gotta be a free hit scoring opportunity!

    Modi-bhakts, feeling confident or is all this outward bravado hiding your sense of unease at how things have shaped up in reality...

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    1. Dear KB,

      On a serious note, Nobody should ever have 100% blind faith on any politician for sake of it. All politicians are scumbags of various decree. But who you call as Modibhakts are the ones who accept this simple fact because they simply find Modi far superior than the rest. Pretty Simple.

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    2. It seems Modi is humstrung by some within the BJP. Modi must be mindful that his own supporters are getting restless, whether in the BJP or outside.

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    3. @Abhijeet For the sake of the country, I hope your optimism is justified. But already there are warning signs that this will be a UPA-3 govt.

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    4. Dear KB , too many wrong assumptions regarding priorities of Modi bhakts and Modi Government and your criticism of Modi government based upon your own faulty assumptions are at the most hilarious .

      There are crores of BJP voters with diverse and distinct priorities and priority of any BJP government should be to satisfy majority of their core voter first, because those satisfied and happy voters will ensure BJP re-election. It is hilarious that you expect the priority of some random anti-Modi ranter to be top priority of Modi government . 2004 is not some distant past and we know that even though anti-BJP elements also benefitted immensely by inclusive overall development unleashed by ABV and he went out of way to meet the demands and concerns of non-BJP voters but none of them voted for him . Do you really believe that Modi will fall in the same trap and ignore the treachery of 2004.

      Modi knows the priority of his core supporters and they are really optimistic with the signals they are receiving and symptoms being witnessed that he will keep his promises.
      Further the government actions are not sequential but they work on multiple fronts simultaneously.Any one can pull out one particular priority to castigate that government is not serious about this particular point while keeping eyes shut regarding progress of other points.

      Now my assumptions ,I doubt that pro-Congi forces are really concerned that "there is no progress on corruption", they are actually worried that since their sources have dried up, they don't have prior intimation/caution and they don't know which evidences are to be destroyed. The pro-Congis want govt to slip and spill the required information inadvertently so that they can destroy evidences.

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    5. What's more important to you - nation building or teaching a lesson to UPA crooks? I would rather have Modi invest his energy in nation building which involves not only economic but cultural revival.

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    6. @Pawan Absolutely no reason why it must be an either/or situation! The mandate was for punishing the corrupt AND building the future on a robust foundation of integrity, transparency and accountability (which in essence is good governance.)

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    7. @prem Rau has said what most of Modi supporters feel and know. If you want to be naysayer and so impatient, that is your choice.

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  4. Excellent! R S incident in MSG was reported only by Zee News.Media always behave holier than thou!Now again it is clearly visible how most channels are promoting AK as CM.

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  5. Forget CONGRESS/MEDIA clowns. ..but I don't get is what is stopping BJP from exposing VADRA? ..VASUNDRA in power in rajasthan for over year now. Modi completed almost 6 months and now haryana we got BJP...
    why PM MODI or whoever in power not punishing this ruthless arrogant son of bitch VADRA?...why his name still on airports no frisking list? ....time MC shld write article on this. Time to put pressure on ruling BJP...patience running out as why no action

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    1. There are powerful Congress symphatisers within the BJP who are obstacles to this. Jethmalani, for instance, has openly challenged Jaitley about the black money issue.

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    2. Congress' Game Plan: If the state government(s) are slow in taking action against Vadra, claim that there is no case against him and he is innocent and if the state governments go after him, claim and shout from the roof that it is political vendetta.

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    3. Only MC would do the job of writing and all of us gleefully sit in our drawing rooms, sip you-know-what, read Ravinar's blogs and expect BJP Govt to be sensitive?!! We all are to be blamed as none of us wants to take up cudgels, nor do we know HOW to!

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    4. I strongly feel Jaitely, Sushma Swaraj, Ram Jethmalini including L K. Advani are all Khagress sympathizers

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  6. Excellent as always Ravinar!! For khangress...vadra is conveniently a pvt citizen when questioned and other times conveniently a public persona when trying to nestle him under its tainted wings. Was surprised why his vip security cover is specifically continued.... these things embolden ppl like him. PM Modi shd stick to his promises of sending such ppl to jail n that too v v fast...this only wd restore citizens belief that bjp is indeed serious in throwing out filth.
    as always waiting for ur next article :)

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  7. Congress on death bed, also the funding to media houses must've dried up, so now they are biting the hand that fed them even if illegitimately

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    1. In course of time, Purushottam, when this BJP too may go the Congress way, if and when they continue to dilly dally on ACTION on so many deliverables! You are right, they think they are being very graceful and not appear to be vengeful when they genefluct in front of these very poodles like Ornab and Bark! Jars when u hear them bend and cringe and scrape on those channels! May be, many of them have so many things to hide! Koi dhoodh ka dhula hua nahi hai! The only exception could be Modi and a very few, whom u may count with fingers in one hand.

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  9. BTW, read a chapert/excerpt published on Newslaundry from Rajdeep's book. Just one word - Disgusting. His hatred towards Modi has no limits.

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    1. His hatred for Narendra Modi is quite revealing, but interestingly he has literally crushed Rahul Gandhi to pulp. It will be interesting to see how Congress takes him from now on.

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  10. smitha prakash was saying such behaviour is not expected of the gandhi family as though that family has impeccable integrity

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  11. same media goes after modi's estranged wife but never questions how vadra's father and other relatives died?

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  12. Media is amoral its all about headline grabbing and eyeball catching and money bags we mango people are quite disinterested about media wars played out being smart enough to know all politicians are of same breed - now that Modi has sold us a dream-people will judge come 2019 so he needs to make the most of his time.

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  13. Note one thing the hounding of Gadkari ultimately led to his removal and Rajnath Singh came in which was a game changer for Modi. Gadkari would not have been able to do what Rajnath did to make Modi the PM candidate. All in all it was a blessing in disguise.

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  14. sir,
    Pl see that the blog is of a bigger,more easily readable font as old people do read your blog regularly.

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  15. Good article. You always make your point with solid proofs.

    I wish to draw the attention of my fellow readers to read the book by Mr. R.G. Jamkar which critically examines the Indian media & it's secularism.

    http://newaavakaaya.com/History/ebook-media-is-it-secular.html

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  16. This proves how amoral our media is.Till other day they were literally worshiping this family.Now a mere pushing of mic has become an "affront".This is a good way of educating us ordinary Indians about fickleness of these so called media Mughals.It was so stupid on part of Arnab Goswami to run a 19 part serial on Gadkari without harming Gadkari in anyway.Think of water gate and the way Nixon was sacked.
    This is time for new NDA government to revamp DD for balanced news for we can't trust these characters.Also time to wish further good luck to SM.After 2020 we may not have MSM.

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  17. Thank you Ravinar,
    I keep watching. I think everyone should see the difference now, slowly arnob started getting this AAP back on almost all his debates and debating to see BJP goes off.
    He tried fisherman srilanka issue and the way Dr. Swamy took him to task he had no clue with whom he is playing. I love the BJP spokes persons hit them back, I can give examples like Nalin Kohli, Sambit Patra, take this fool to task.
    He slowly and surely doesnt allow the BJP spokes persons to even talk.
    Then I have watched another one about Vadra land deal, he sets up people kumar ketkar, the biggest presstitute was so hopeless, saying I dont know about Vadra deals (if yes why did you come on, this was not the first time he did that).
    Then people realize as Ravinar says they are all mafia, this guys gets ranjan bhattacharya, from nowhere and say even that should be checked.
    So arnob is becomming the next salma :)
    One thing is people who watch these shows now I think has become soap opera and they are like the king without the clothes. Still these guys are doing tamasha, it is kind of prime time circus, and every one knows what is hapenning int he govt and all that.
    One thing I can see is these guys are still trying to see how this govt can be crushed, that is their motto.
    Swachch Bharat Abhiyan also you should see the arnob show so pathetic. There he had this bose guy presstituting as a journalist and when asked what did you do for cleanliness, he was all kind of shouting.
    These guys dont take things as is but want to see if there is a failure, so much of negativism, cant arnob go and say lets times now work and project he is after all part of media? no they dont do, all arm chair journalists, hope one day even this guy should get what rajdeep got in NY.

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  18. Please see the whole video what hapenned with Rajdeep he has guts to call us pooja culture
    watch how rajdeep says pooja community
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IALR6r-7mOY

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  19. http://www.change.org/p/ceo-remove-rajdeep-sardesai-from-headlines-today-channel?tk=7WYvNuwWKVfRqTsUM6zWOBDilgERtizMvg-UkGaf5Pc&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_update_email

    dear all, please sign this petition.

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  20. Belated kudos for this great expose on the media news traders. These self-entitled "senior journalists" are a joke and a deep embarrassment. Smita Prakash and Seema Sirohi are stereotypical examples of what passes for journalism in India; currently gossiping in Xeroxed news articles about the (long overdue) downfall of Robin Raphel, and passing it off as serious journalism. They are just a small step removed from socialite/poseurs like Shobhaa De in their vapid posturing. I only have contempt for politically-connected louts like Robert Vadra and their assumed privileges, but these previously servile journalists who turn around like weather vanes and now preen their newly repossessed cojones are just as equally contemptible.

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  21. When biased congress supportive journalists like ravish kumar,rajdeep sardesai and barkha dutt talk about journalistic ethics and improving the state of media, it makes me laugh hard.

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