It’s almost like 2002 again. Only, there are now more TV channels and ground reporters who scavenge on deaths and incidents. I may have to correct that a bit and say “convenient” deaths and incidents. 2002 happened in a BJP state, now there’s BJP at the Centre. For every evil, every death, every incident the media conveniently drags in the BJP, particularly Narendra Modi. Of course, each such incident is sprinkled generously with lies and concoctions from fertile minds. It is easy to forget small details of 2002 (Many in college may not even know these details as they only remember India’s only ever communal riots happened in 2002). Sample this excerpt fromm a previous post and think about the vicious lie-mongering:
Facts? In their extraordinary rush to deliver horror and mischief who the hell gives a damn about facts? Not enough? Here’s some more horror from the same Arundhati:
It wasn’t very different at Dadri either. The death of a man at the hands of a lynch-mob was a profitable hunt or so it seemed for the media folks and politicians of the “Sickular”variety. Cause as much damage as you can and once the facts come out you can always claim “That topic is over now” it is for the investigators. Because of this, a vast majority of the country were branded “Intolerant”. Silly academics and unknown writers started returning some awards (most of us never heard of them or they had ever gotten such awards). Nobody returned the money associated with such awards. That’s tough to do. Take a look at some of the other sides to the Dadri story reported here:
A Muslim got killed in Dadri so the media and Sickular politicians went into a massive frenzy tarring Modi and the country for days on end. Muslims agitated and rioted in Malda (Bengal) and there was near black-out of the incidents. In case you forgot, there’s an infamous “Pune Muslim techie killed” – a politically profitable death for MSM. A Hindu minor boy got burned to death by 3 Muslims and there was not even a whisper on TV channels or major newspapers. Only some local newspapers and TV channels in Maharashtra covered it. If you read the link, it is not even a regular newspaper or news-channel because I could not find one.
Then there is the suicide by a student of Hyderabad named Rohit Vemulla. Whether he is Dalit or OBC is under discussion now but that hardly matters. Our media was off the block quickly with #DalitSuicide and such hashtags and again point fingers at Modi and the Centre. Another “profitable” incident for the media and some politicians. Some of them rushed to Hyderabad to scavenge on the opportunity. Our cartoonists are the only ones who recognise this shameful politicking:
The hypocrisy and opportunistic scavenging by media and some politicians can be measured by the fact there were NINE suicides at the Hyderabad Univeristy in the last decade. You never heard such outrage. Perhaps those suicides were “profitable” for political persuasions. For most of those 10 years a united Andhra had Congress at the State and at the Centre. As if all that wasn’t enough, there is a shocking story on how the Pathankot terrorist attack was helped by “insiders” in DailyO. It also recalls how a Customs officer facilitated movement of bombs and weapons for Mumbai 1993 blasts and that he was paid a huge bribe for this.
All these are not stray, unconnected incidents and events. The outrage in the media is systematic and very organised. So much so, that when someone must have made a stray comment reminding Rajdeep Sardesai about the Malda-blackout he lashes out with fake self-righteousness. In reality he does exactly what I have written:
His discomfort and anger at his hypocrisy being pointed out is palpable. After all, this is the same guy who said “Tyranny of distance” as his reason for blacking out Assam riots some years back. The collective hypocrisy of the media has now become more of a laughing stock:
From the fake “Christians under attack” campaign to GharWapasi, Award Wapasi every campaign has been cleverly organised at “critical” times (especially pre-elections in some state or other) to benefit the Sickular parties. And the moronery goes beyond Indian shores to help those wish the most harm to India.
It doesn’t take an Einstein to figure out that these excessive outrages are choreographed to cause damage to India world-wide. Be it the rape of that nun in Bengal or Dadri or other such incidents the measure of coverage, fake-anger and outrage depends purely on which party will suffer the most damage. The trickery, wording and cover-up over “inconvenient” deaths does not escape the attention of people anymore:
For the media and certain politicians there are “inconvenient” deaths and some “Profitable” deaths. And the cartoonists are the ones most recognising it.
Now that 2002 cannot be easily rekindled to do any damage they have developed the art of creating many “Mini-2002s” to deliver in instalments.