On August 12 the Parliament finally settled to a reasonable debate over the Sushma Swaraj – Lalit Modi issue. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge spoke uninterrupted for nearly an hour with questions for SS. All very fine! Then SS spoke amidst ruckus and noise, mostly by Congis. News channels showed most of Kharge’s speech. It is just when SS launched a scathing attack on Sonia Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi – the ChineseGandhis family that the MSM lost their pants and skirts and ran helter-skelter. Here’s what happened:
That is right. NDTV suddenly shifted to stock reports, IndiaToday and CNN-IBN to some road rage in Navi Mumbai and Timesnow to Privacy issues. The media’s Scaredy chicks wanted to avoid the shellacking of the Gandhis. And that too is what happened after the hounding of SS and Vasundhara Raje over the LKM issue. The moment LKM mentioned SoniaG the media went dead on the issue. But the stupid Congress made the mistake of extending it to Parliament and rioting and disrupting proceedings. Was it really a mistake? It wouldn’t appear so. We’ll find out.
That the Congress received a thrashing for their lies at the hands of SS and AJ (Arun Jaitley) would be an understatement. The evil Congress was exposed from RajivG to SoniaG’s sisters to RahulG. Allowing Warren Anderson of the Bhopal gas tragedy to escape in exchange for RajivG’s friend (and relative?) as also Quatrochi featured in the crimes of Congress in speeches by SS/AJ. SS stated the Gandhis had also received money from Quatrochi of the Bofors infamy. AJ even called the little duffer an “Expert without any knowledge” considering the latter blabbers on anything ignorantly (in this case his pre-scripted blabber was reported as a counter to SS by Rahul Kanwal and Hindustan Times. Guy is bad even at rote learning). We will pass all of this for another day as these are major crime-stories that can make multiple posts. Instead, let us rewind on how things came to such a pass.
It is normal and also desirable for the media to be adversarial to the govt of the day. But in India, our MSM has largely been adversarial to BJP regardless of whether they are in power or not. The entire MSM, like a box of parrots or a mischief of mice (Yes a group of mice is called “mischief”) started hounding SS-VR after a story by Timesnow. Now, the TOI group and others have been hounding BJP and their members for a very long time while protecting the sins of Congress and Sonia. Remember, TOI group in particular has carried fake stories from Rambo to the current nonsense. After BJP comes to power, they run fraudulent campaigns like “Christians under attack” and other frivolous crap. In this particular case the fraudulent campaign against SS-VR was a conspiracy hatched by and with Arnab Goswami of Timesnow and others followed like mice because they saw another chance to trash BJP and seek scalps of their ministers. It was nothing short of criminal. On his nightly ruckus called Newshour, Arnab was raging like his bottom was on fire:
In response to Arnab’s frequent fraudulent Witchhunts I have written a few posts. While writing those I still did not suspect his integrity. But his 3-week hounding off SS and VR smacked of a “Supari” Whackjob that was hard to explain. He called it #LalitGate urging viewers to trend it. #LalitGate never trended. I responded with a post called #ArnabGate (which trended world-wide). Here’s a quote from towards the end of that post:
“Arnab has a history of hounding people with an agenda of seeking scalps. There was the Nitin Gadkari hounding which lasted for a month. There was this N Sreenivasan hounding which lasted 21 days. There have been others too. In the case of Gadkari all of it turned out to be nothing but a “Supari” hit job. In case of Sreenivasan, many indicated the agenda was because of conflict between TOI and BCCI. Sreenivasan continues to be in some position or the other in Indian cricket. After the world cup he wanted to hound MS Dhoni out and got severely trashed on Twitter… the media and Congress claiming “moral” grounds is like Al Capone preaching Prohibition. All of Arnab’s mindless bitching has gotten nowhere. I am sure Arnab knows this and therefore he pounces on any and every little firecracker and screams “It’s a bomb, it’s a bomb”… At the end of it all, maybe in a year, when we thoroughly scrutinise every witch-hunt (going beyond news reporting) Arnab has carried out we will find most of them were damp squibs and the only real scandal would be ArnabGate”.
At the beginning of Kharge’s speech in LS Timesnow grandly carried a small banner on their screen – Timesnow impacts Parliament, implying Timesnow forced LalitGate discussion in Parliament. When the tide turned with SS’s speech – that banner disappeared. Arnab had taken a severe beating. And his rage was all over his channel in his nightly ruckus screaming that both BJP and Congress had played a fixed match. He howled that Congress did not ask the questions of SS that they should have asked. Really? Which questions? That ones that never existed in the first place or concocted by Arnab? So how did the Witchhunt of SS-VR start? SS mentioned P Chidambaram many times in her speech and alluded to PC being the one who framed Kharge’s questions that were also breast-fed to a TV channel with supposed dirt on her. Not the first time because we have also read reports that the great “coup report” by Shekhar Gupta was breast-fed to him by PC.
Based on the breast-feeding Arnab received from someone, he also had the audacity to demand that PM sack VR and SS. This moron thinks he can order PM to sack anyone; such is his ego and arrogance. Naturally, the beating Congress took in LS makes Arnab feel it’s a personal loss and defeat for him. IT IS! It is a major defeat for his hounding and slander. Such was the viciousness that Arnab even called VR’s son the “BJP Vadra” and his criminal reporters hounded VR and in one case even crashed into her convoy in Delhi. Not satisfied with mere hounding Arnab extended his vile nonsense with exceptional slander. Take a look:
Such was the hate-mongering by Arnab that he even accused VR of promoting/selling cancer to benefit Lalit Modi. This is his great independent journalism? This is the grand integrity he talks about? Clearly, Arnab was breast-fed by anti-BJP sources (Probably Congress) on stupid stuff. He built another case of VR and son owning a palace in Dholpur illegally. This was again spoon-fed to him by nonsensical claims in a presser by Jairam Ramesh. This is what AJ mocked in his speech in LS – That a court order giving ownership to VR’s son was not important but a Congress spokie blabbering crap was truth for Arnab and media channels. Arnab now has dinosaur eggs on his face for his fraudulent smear campaign and imaginary integrity:
And all this while claiming he has ALL the facts, that his team has VERIFIED everything thoroughly. The best trashing of the bogus claims Arnab made on LalitModi nexus came with the clarity on LKM’s status that Arun Jaitley laid out in the LS. Smear-campaigners like Arnab, his partners in Congress and other media colleagues kept on calling LKM a “fugitive” when it was evident to even ordinary men like me that he was not a fugitive when Sushma helped him out to meet his cancer-stricken wife. And worse, the criminals in the media went to the extent of claiming VR could be prosecuted for treason:
The Congress orchestrated this smear-campaign and Arnab was their vehicle – like a cigarette is the delivery vehicle for nicotine. Arnab became that poisonous vehicle. The Congress suffered more political damage than they estimated. The public, the industrialists and every sensible person on the street is disgusted at their vicious rioting in the Parliament over a frivolous issue. Arun Jaitley rightly pointed out that all the Congis wanted was to disrupt and halt the growth of India. I called it Stalling India and so did many others in the public domain. Congi wimps are now standing on Sonia’s queen-size ego and nothing else. The biggest hit was taken by SoniaG and RahulG – their reputation and that of their family lies in shambles. It will only get worse in days ahead. I am in no doubt about that.
As for Arnab, he is barking like a mad dog which has been trapped by the municipal van. His fake self-righteousness makes him scream even in his promos. He knows he has been licked and beaten badly. Only one consolation – “everybody takes a beating sometime”. The loss of credibility and his fake integrity exposed; is a heavy price for Arnab to pay for his slander-campaign. He now threatens Sushma and BJP that his game is not over and that he will expose them even more – that is not a journalist but a vengeful political pimp blabbering, somewhat like that guy from UP who wanted to make “Boti Boti” of Modi. Long before the truth came out in Parliament I was clear that at the end of the game the only Gate left will be ArnabGate. Arnab’s hoax has been badly exposed and he has been paraded Nekkid in Parliament and in public. He has cried wolf too often and lost any trust he had. Sushma Swaraj laced her LS speech with a perfect slap for Arnab – “Nation wants to know” and they know now.