Saturday, July 30, 2016

Barkha Falls Deeper



For a long time, though NDTV's reporting was dubious no one could say anything as Prannoy, Barkha and Rajdeep had become stars. Arnab then was left to anchor smaller shows by StarNews/NDTV. As it went on I instinctively knew there is something wrong with the channel and its reporters. They weren’t merely critcising the ABV govt, they were running a campaign against it. Even that seemed fine. On a different note to begin with - bear in mind, all the members of the Commie-media mafia routinely get awards of some kind by rotation. Arnab is the only one that doesn't get such awards despite having the highest popular viewership.

It was from Gujarat 2002 that I was convinced these guys were indeed out with sinister motives. I have watched Rajdeep and Barkha reporting from Ahmedabad and other cities of Gujarat and their reporting could be only be described as more incitement. NDTV became a separate, new channel around 2003. It has been downhill ever since then.  Arnab left for Timesnow around 2005 and Rajdeep for CNNIBN around 2007, I think. In 2004 the Congress came to power and Prannoy, Barkha, Rajdeep assumed extraordinary powers. Their BOSSES had come to power and there was no one to stop them. Since then, I have observed all of them and their reporting and their shows. Let’s keep the focus here on Barkha, since she’s the one who’s been ranting lately. Let’s do a roll call:

I have always wondered why the most tainted Congis or Muslims find a platform with her or with NDTV. Think of Suresh Kalmadi of CWG, Shashi Tharoor of IPL scam, Hindu-hater like Zakir Naik. It made me write “Tainted? Have a chat with Barkha

Then there was this constant hounding of Narendra Modi, with no evidence, by hosting tainted characters like Teesta Setalvad, Shabnam Hashmi, Sanjiv Bhatt. It’s a long list. They failed when the “SC exposed media’s clean shit”.

I could go on and on and on and this post would almost become a book. One of the most foolish moments in Barkha’s career has to be her reporting of the 26/11 attacks. She reached Mumbai on the second day and from the start she was panting breathlessly, dramatic, full of movie-like histrionics. She asked stupid questions to friends and relatives of the hostages and even disclosing their locations. Thus, that was the first incident of “Terror support service” even if unwittingly.

Chaitanya Kunte, a blogger, was so alarmed that he chronicled every act of Barkha with updates and indicated the damage she could have caused and how she and NDTV would have ended up helping the terrorists. Barkha sued him and forced him to remove the blog and even apologise for narrating facts. For all her tall talk of freedoms and FoE. The SC comments on media over 26/11 while sentencing Ajmal Kasab vindicated what Kunte had written. Kunte disappeared but his blog didn’t. You can read it here. This angered many people around the world, including me and more people started realising the dubious nature of NDTV’s reporting, political affiliation and influence. Barkha had instantly become ordinary people’s enemy in media. That was merely the start. Before long NDTV came to be perceived as “Anti-India” and it’s not people’s fault at all:

The Congress returned to power again in 2009. By now Barkha had acquired Queen status in the media and anyone who criticised or questioned her was termed an “abusive troll”. The Congress successfully managed to build a coterie of reporters, activists and assorted Babus and legal guys who worked to keep any other formation from coming to power. Barkha could walk through any corridor of the govt anytime, she could eat Golgappas at the PM’s party and through connections had also become an international personality. No matter what her crime, nothing bothered her. Then Radiagate happened.

In November 2010 her conversations with PR broker Niira Radia were out in the open. She was constantly on phone with Radia on Cabinet formation and ministries to be shared between Congress and DMK. For all the dope she knew, Barkha reported none of it as any journo should have. And all Barkha nonchalantly said was that she was “Stringing along” a source and had done nothing wrong. Brazen! When outrage grew NDTV ran a Kangaroo court with a bunch of other journalists and Barkha merely said it was “an error of judgement”. No regrets, no apologies – Nothing! By now SM started growing and more and more people could see that she was brazen, vicious, had no respect for any ethics and didn’t care two hoots about any ordinary opinion. She had reached the pinnacle of political power. In other words, she was “untouchable” with close relations with politicians on every side. In any other democracy, she would have been sacked and prosecuted for Radiagate. Not under Congress. This cartoon exposed the deadly nexus of journos-brokers-politicians better than anything else:

Throughout her career a common thread was the way she reported events in Kashmir. She constantly portrayed terrorists as victims, security forces as aggressors and frequently featured separatists and Hurriyat guys on her shows. She let them present their views without too many hard questions. And by now she had become a close chummy of Congress guys and later the AAP guys (when Congress started fading):

It is fair for a journalist to keep good relations with all politicians and interact with them as needed. But to become as chummy as Barkha is with many politicians is the typical Lutyens-Power-corridor-crawler. She is not alone, there are many, but she exemplified it the most. No law, No professional code, No editorial norms could touch her. And she continued her merry ways – Reporting from conflict sites, easy and unlimited access to armed forces installations and high officials, biased reporting in favour of Muslims, turning Dadri like incidents into a political campaign, reckless leaking of army movements and locations. She got more and more brazen with each passing day. She was confident even the new ModiSarkar couldn’t do anything.

Come July 2016 another terrorist called Burhan Wani was shot and eliminated by our armed forces. He was supposedly the “Commander” of the Hizbul Mujahideen (God knows how many factions these terrorists have out there). This was Barkha’s response to it in a tweet:

Wani was the son of a headmaster. He was a “Commander” of an army maybe Barkha recognised as official. He was SM-savvy and used it as a weapon of war. Mind you, he didn’t use guns or grenades – he used “SM as weapon of war”. The shit had really hit the fan this time and there was no more any doubt whose side this woman was on. Any lingering doubt was removed. Let me introduce you to this honourable “Commander” Wani:

Those SM bullets of his are from a site called “Satyavijayi” since his account is as dead as he is. Not once did Barkha describe this guy as a terrorist or a militant. She received a sound thrashing from SM over this but when did public opinion ever matter to her. She had her vast coterie of media friends, political friends and connections and public opinions were best suited for the garbage bin unless they were showering accolades on her. So she went on again to Kashmir after Wani’s death to report on the unrest. She even tweeted mobile and phone networks were down but only WIFI was working at her hotel. She leaks such information at a sensitive time. She interviews boys hurt by pellets and creates an emotional story of how educated boys, toppers of their stream had to pick up guns and so on. All typically histrionic, dramatic and laden with melodrama as has been throughout her career.


A few months prior, reporting from the Pathankot site of a terror attack she was still doing the same drama. Reporting on incidents she shouldn’t have and breaking all codes of reporting from a conflict site. The GOI issued a notice to NDTV for this breach. What could GOI do? NDTV and Barkha were powers way beyond anyone and above any law. She even tweeted additional forces were being rushed to Kashmir to quell the unrest and bring back law and order. I am quite certain that all the terrorists, trouble-makers do read tweets on the issue and they rely on the likes of Barkha to educate them on troop movements. It’s a gift.

And then the pin dropped and the grenade exploded

Maybe JuD chief Hafiz Saeed too reads her tweets and articles regularly. NDTV is also the only Indian channel allowed in Pakistan (at least it was). Later in July on a TV show Hafiz showered praise on Barkha for her great work on the struggles Kashmiris face from an aggressive BJP govt which has no respect for human rights. All her awards, her Padma Shri and all paled into insignificance in 20 seconds flat. She had received the highest accolade no journalist has ever received – recognition from a dreaded terrorist. Journalists have interviewed Osama Bin Laden but received no such recognition from him.

Elsewhere Arnab Goswami, who was earlier trolled serverely by the Commie-media mafia because he got an interview with the PM in June was now armed and red-hot. He would let fly his most aggressive tirade against the pro-Pak stooges in Indian media, NGOs and politics. His 4.28 minutes tirade with the tag #ProPakDovesSilent over revelations by Hafiz went viral and found applause from a vast majority of Indians who were tired of the Pak stooges all around Delhi, the media and NGOS everyday trashing our Jawans and sometimes the country itself. This was one serious and deadly blow to the entire filthy lot. And it wasn’t the govt or a court that did it. It was the one the Pak stooges were indirectly feeding and supporting through their statements, articles and tweets – A terrorist chief. In slamming the pro-Pak slaves Arnab did not mention any names.

The only one to take it as a personal attack was Barkha Dutt. Maybe guilt forced her too. She has been perceived as Pro-Pak, Pro-Separatists and Arnab appears to have hit hard at her guilt since she was the only one mentioned by Hafiz. Since that day, she has been ranting on Facebook, on NDTV blog and in over 60 tweets and RTs on SM. This time there is no going back. The damage is beyond repair. She sought the support of all and sundry from her coterie to help her make this a war against Arnab but not many were willing to come forward, not even her old chum Rajdeep Sardesai. 

It is obvious that she wants her stupid war with Arnab (who is not a participant at all) to be the news rather than the admiration of Hafiz for her. She spared no effort to paint Arnab as anti-journalists, anti-media and anti-freedom. Nobody was willing to buy her rubbish except a few of her handful cronies. Worse awaited Barkha. Turns out that the unrest she so passionately covered was orchestrated and paid for by none other than Hafiz Saeed. He revealed this in a speech that was aired on Timesnow. And local Khilafa-aspirant Assiyeh Andrabi coordinated it with Hafiz.

On her Facebook post many slammed her severely and the comments are harsh and too many for me to reproduce. Readers can check those on her FB page. Not many Indians stand with her. The ones most on her side appear to be Pakistanis. That should give her some solace. Perception matters. People called her a Pak stooge for a long time because of the perception she created. She could have altered course. She did not give a damn. But Hafiz confirmed what everyone thought she was doing. Reckless reporting, tweeting of information and whipping up of emotions that can even lead to more unrest. She didn’t care two hoots. Did she have access and contacts with guys like Hafiz? Maybe, maybe not. But a lot of journalists do have contacts with terrorists, militants and state enemies and they are entitled to it and to protect their sources for reporting. Look at this pic again of a moronic Track2 nonsense of which Barkha was a part:

The guy second from right, Ved Pratap, had even met Hafiz Saeed while in Pakistan. Arnab savaged this guy too on his show then.  Are people duffers to imagine others in the group did not know about his visit? If this not-so-known guy can have access to Hafiz why is it wrong to believe folks like Barkha, Padgaonkar or Sudheen Kulkarni too could have contacts or access. It is a reasonably fair assumption to make. She has made quite a few trips to Pakistan. As far as I know most of the visits were not journalistic expeditions. There are no reports from her on her trips or at least I am not aware of those. In a panel discussion on a Pak channel she stated that then PM Yusuf Gilani had told her the agreement on Sir Creek was ready and that he was just waiting for a visit by MMS to sign it. Such is her audacity to comment on disputed issues. 

Silence would have been a smarter move. But Barkha desperately wants to make Arnab the “villain of the whole Commie media mafia”. She even lies repeatedly that Arnab wanted to gag the media. She wants to get rid of the guilt of Hafiz Saeed recognising her as indirectly serving his cause and wants to make Arnab the villain. But Arnab, with his honourable silence over her stupid rants, has now become an even bigger hero for having exposed the slimy Pak stooges in India. The usual suspects to stand by Barkha in her mindless rants are the same who blow trumpets for Pakistan all the time and are featured in this cartoon by Kureel:

Now why does Barkha get appreciated by Pakistanis and even Hafiz Saeed? Pollster Yashwant Deshmukh had the most simple answer that common sense can understand easily:

What no law, no editors guild or govt could do, Hafiz Saeed accomplished in 20 seconds. And in her mindless stupid rants, bordering on vicious abuse of Arnab, Barkha falls deeper and deeper into her self-dug hole. Someone certified by Hafiz Saeed cannot claim to be talking about journalism, ethics, nuances, freedom of speech, freedom of media as a cover-up. Barkha cannot claim to speak for Indian media. It won’t sell. This time, there will no saviour or redemption. And there is nothing to save her from. At least not easily as in the past.

103 comments :

  1. Bravo! Great article. Unfortunately I still could see some of us Indians don't see through her game and still fall for her victimhood in her Facebook post. They need to wake up and realize her deceitful propaganda

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    1. several times she passed on info by coded messages by tweets and by email.her emails be checked

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    2. We know she is pro Muslims n proPakistan.She is not fit to be a journalist.Why not drag her to court?

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    3. Actually she is merely a news reporter and not a journalist.

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    4. The way NDTV does is organize debates with teenagers as onlookers / audience, do not give them the chance to speak or give selective "mike" sessions and give them a feel of satisfaction. Organize this in all JNU or IIT or....etc.
      Then cover sports like eurocup or copa america or ...etc. Any anti-india, ant-modi it is the first spending endless hours.
      The days of scrolling news is long dead. Everything is breaking or cracking.
      TOI need to modify its format to beat NDTV, though with its noisy debates, it has attracted the middle class, that too without any time restrictions (lengthy debates)

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    5. Those still supporting her are none other than commie lunatics and Aaptards, besides the Jihadi brigade. Pattern is do clear.

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    6. She needs to be put in jail. Always indulges in anti-India propaganda.

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  2. Escellent ..The traitor in Barkha is revealed point by point..Hope this Govt takes some action or her treachery. And, with all these background of her, she gets invite for Army/Navy functions, courtesy her friend, a powerful minister in this Govt.. Wonder how she manages to be in the lime light, even with the TRP of @NDTV is at its lowest.

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  3. Great one Ravinar Ji.. one of your best.. lethal post.

    Now expect Barkha to twist the issue as feminist one.. a female media person victimised by male anchor.. that's the only point she hasn't mentioned so far.. LOL

    If Pronnoy Roy has any shame left. he should sack her...

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    1. Aroon Purie Prannoy Roy Barkha Dutt Sagarika Ghose Rajdeep Sardesai Rana Ayyub shows that they don't care for nationalism patriotism and India.They never liked MODI as PM>They want Sonia as PM and booties thrown by her.The Lutyens club be charged with treason and arrested forthwith.They are proven anti national traitors.

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    2. Khangressis have still not forgotten a puppet PM, they can see and remember that only.

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  4. Barkha and her ilk have been breathing on aborigine Indians neck since old Congi days. Any one who is temple going, God fearing, trading person is baniya meant to extort and punish poor. These commie, media combine have always whined about their superiority and hobnobbed with Congi Politicians like Salman Khurshid, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Rajeev Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor type. They feel Modi, Yogi Adityanath, Rajnathsingh et al are so rustic and not suave. How can these type of people rule India. This is regular and constant refrain of such commie people. Barkha, Prannoy Roy, Rajdeep and even Rahul Kanwal are of that type - looking normal but heart in heart feel they deserve more than normal Indian from India and if they don't get it they have every right to snatch it. Be it money C4V (Rajdeep), Freedom (Barkha for Kashmir), Pseudo Secularism (C5M - Sagarika - Modi should hv visited Gyanvapi Mosque), and so on.

    They earlier they are shown the door - and their masters as well - including Aroon Purie, etc. better it is.

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    1. Modi lacks guts to arreste them on treason acts?He cant pass patriots act and home land security act .he is a loner goner.

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    2. Hey proud indian why don't you use yr guts to arrest her.

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    3. What r u talking...SLC....we voted modi for such action...PRoudindian is right....if modi will not take action now then it would be very difficult to win2019 election...

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    4. What r u talking...SLC....we voted modi for such action...PRoudindian is right....if modi will not take action now then it would be very difficult to win2019 election...

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    5. They feel Modi, Yogi Adityanath, Rajnathsingh et al are so rustic and not suave.
      They call Mister Arun Jaitley suave!

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    6. Seriously !!! We voted Modi to arrest Barkha Dutt ?? I think what Modi is doing is far better work for the future of this nation. Barkha and likes will themselves die if we all indian stop following them.

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    7. Sensible remark by Amit Gupta.I appreciate.

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    8. Sensible remark by Amit Gupta.I appreciate.

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  5. Crux of her agenda ,to break India

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    1. Else she will get broken in the "blackout" sessions with her promoters

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  6. insights!! barkha down down

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  7. Ravinar, you put forth all in your blog but what is lacking is that what Arun Jaitely done in last 2 years and why he submitted file of NDTV on ED to Modi?Why Moid silent on all these anti nationa acts of few Journo,Few leaders and few NGOs.Why not Govt capitalize on enacting few acts to check anti nationals?Why ED file on NDTV is not yet cleared by Modi the PM on whose table its lying since long what we are fed with.Why Brakha dtt is not taken to task for passing on coded infor to enemies of India by her tweets?

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    1. no necesity. public it self decided. & barkha has no value in the eyes indian,except pro pakistani.

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  8. No where in world countries have ever seen such blatant misuse of right to talk.Never seen any journo of any country works against own country.Never learn that any media Mughal works against own govt.

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    1. Issue is not working against own Govt, it is working against own National interests. One can have issues with the Govt of the day which is acceptable, but to be blatantly anti national is what is not acceptable.

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  9. Cheated the innocent viewers over a decade....very good article...

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  10. As usual excellent piece to expose these commie media mate. Keep on the good work and we shall circulate it further. More power to social media and end Road to biased commie lutyens media

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  11. You forgot about her lies on the Dehati Aurat issue.

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  12. Attack Barkha Dutt all you want. It doesn't diminish the validity of her questions. If we claim to be a country of democratic values, we need to stand by those values even when it's inconvenient. It's perfectly fine for a media person to represent the views of Kashmiris even if it is inconvenient for a majority of us.

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    1. There is no argument with your superior stupidity since you firmly and wholesomely believe in her supreme idiocy. You and Barkha either have no standards or just double standards.

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    2. Media is not supposed to takes sides. It is supposed to be objective. Barkha et al cannot twist the facts to suit their agenda. For that matter, no media person has the right to do that.

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    3. @IndiaCanUs In the same vein, if someone is showing the viewpoint of those we disagree with, we can't assassinate their character just because the message is not to our liking. We can keep shooting the messenger but we are being delusional if we feel that somehow makes us 'patriotic'.

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    4. @ Wah Sarkar,
      The point is not about putting forward alternate view. The key issues are protecting country's interests (first) and Media people helping terrorists in the name of free press !!! Please appreciate even if one extra life was lost due to a journalists' live update on a terrorist attack, it is worth shutting down that Channel/banning the journalist and putting them behind bars. Physical violence can be combated much more easily. Information Terrorism of the kind perpetuated by sold out journalists is not easy to combat. No proud "Indian" can ever support such anti-national elements among media.

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    5. Let it be clarified that this is not attacking Barkha Dutt. It is exposing her. She has a so called alternate view, that is all fine. Hobnobbing with the avowed enemies is a different matter. This point has been well made by Ravinar, therefore I will not go into it further.

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    6. @Shamkr the reason we are attacking her today, is because she's asking questions that are from the perspective of Kashmiris. We are being extremely immature if we think that only a pro-India, pro-Government narrative should be allowed from the media. We need to stop being so sensitive. Things are not always black and white. We need to to be open to nuance in media reporting instead of deeming someone an 'anti national' just because we disagree.

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    7. @S.Kumar We can keep attacking/exposing her all we want. in the case of Kashmir, her questions still remain valid . The issues she's bringing to the fore, don't disappear just because we feel we've mocked her and in our minds invalidated her as a journalist.

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    8. @Wah Sarkar.What exactly are her questions on Kashmir? I hear no questions being asked. If it is killing an innocent terrorist then he deserved to be killed for picking up arms against the state. If it is use of pellet guns, what do you expect uniformed forces to use, stones? especially if you are facing a crowd of 500 or 1000 stone pelters. If it is young children and women having pellet injuries, what were they doing on the streets during curfew and why were they throwing stones? Who put them in front of the crowds. Ask the separatist leaders those questions. I have yet to understand how do you fight a terrorist who has a weapon and would not think twice before killing you, with anything but a gun. And I speak with experience of having dealt with such situations in Kashmir.

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    9. @WahSarkar

      You are the one being naive imagining Barkha is being attacked for her reporting on Kashmir. That is silly. There are dozens of reporters on Kashmir.. why is only BD suspect? Because her dramatisation of terrorists as victims. No country will tolerate it. Secondly, is her Kashmir the only thing discussed here. Why are you turning a blind eye to the rest? Her Kargil thing is still controversial. So is her deliberate 26/11 reporting of locations and logistics. Is Pathankot related to Kashmir? Is Radiagate related to Kashmir. First look at the whole picture instead of offering false defence for a person whose whole career is full of indiscretion and sometimes serious offences...

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    10. @Rakesh Chhibber Why is it wrong to try an understand the reasons behind youth getting radicalized? If we claim that these are our people, what's wrong with listening to them and their grievances and presenting their point of view?

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    11. @Sonnet Well this article is definitely a product of the recent Arnab Goswami v Barkha Dutt tiff. That is very apparent.
      My problem is that we are acting as if we can ignore the problems that actually exist on the ground by simply coming to the conclusion that the messenger (in this case Barkha Dutt) is immoral and corrupt. We constantly attack her because wew find her viewpoints inconvenient. So the conclusion almost seems to be, everything is ok in Kashmir and we (Indian establishment) are completely faultless, because anything you hear otherwise, is brought to you by this anti-national being, Barkha Dutt.
      Yes, dozens of reporters have actually produced stories that match those of Barkha Dutt, it's just that she is an easy target (to talk about) and probably better known than the rest.

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    12. Wah Sarkar

      Why is it you are running a long campaign for Barkha here based on your single point agenda of Kashmir? Where the Kashmir issue is concerned there can be grey areas on the various issues. But it is certainly stupid to claim Barkha is sole arbiter and faultless in her reporting.

      FYI This site has chronicled the journalistic-crimes of Barkha in over 50 posts. Maybe you should spend time reading all of them before doing your wah-wah for her. And this blog doesnt write only about Barkha but many media crooks and many issues. From your series of comments it appears to me that you are the one that is intolerant to any other point of view. Why is that?

      I dont think anyone started out wanting to target Barkha in their lives. Its not anybodys mission so get rid of that notion. Ive said she could have altered course but she did not. And as the last para says - she dug her own hole. Nobody else did it for her.

      Now, even otherwise her journalistic conduct has been largely devoid of ethics, professionalism and bitterness towards one and all. All that is documented in many blogs on this site. You seem to be reading this first one. Nobody reaches an assessment of a person in one stray incident or over one issue.

      Kashmir is hardly the essence of this post. So try not to make it all about Kashmir. It is not. It is about the misdeeds of Barkha on many fronts. So take it easy.

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    13. @Ravinar
      - A good chunk of this article deals with Kashmir. How is it not relevant to talk about Kashmir given that this article talks about 'dropping of the pin' and the ensuing Arnab Goswami drama.
      - Here are the labels for this post as per the author - : Arnab Goswami, Barkha Dutt, Hafiz Saeed, Kashmir
      Seems pretty reasonable to talk about Kashmir.

      You are free to build whatever narrative you please of Barkha Dutt. The viewpoint of whether Barkha Dutt is the mother of all evil in India is irrelevant to me. I am more interested in the validity of the questions that she is raising. And you will find a lot of people, lot of Indians, who feel that those questions are valid. The issues that the questions deal with won't end just because we bury Barkha.

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    14. Wah Sarkar

      So now your goal post has shifted from Barkha and Kashmir to ONLY Kashmir. And again, NO. This is not merely about Kashmir. K remains one of the ingredients and not the ONLY one. It is funny you should base your analysis on tags to the article.

      Do you find tags on
      26/11, Chaitanya Kunte, SC, Radiagate etc?

      It seems you are the one obsessed only with Kashmir and nothing else. In the context of Barkha Dutt's journalistic-crimes over many years K is only one part of it. I think sufficient explanation has been given to your concerns. Whether the questions she raised is valid or not depends on which side you are. Obviously, you are on Barkha's side and that is not an issue. The question also is, whose side she is on. And that debate can go on. So consider this thread closed and move on.

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    15. Wah Sarkar,
      Everyone knows that Burka dutt is a traitor & spy working for enemy. Why waste your energy unless you have some soft corner or blown by this "black beauty" (wears black dress & puts funny kajala = symbolic of Pakistan paid pimp).

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    16. This Wah character is a bloody commie or the wahabi kind. You want to know about Kashmir unrest? Go there and get 1st hand report. This so called unrest is whipped up precisely in 5 districts out of 17,d sunni dominated, through hurriyat skunks,aided and abetted by hakkanni network of pak who want to usher in draconian Sharia of dark ages. Majority Muslims comprises of Shia and moderate Sufi sect, and are totally against any separation from India. These swines in collusion with sympathizers in media like this wretched woman have hijacked a make believe narrative which morons like Wah fall prey to, without any real understanding of problem. There are scores here who have spent years in Kashmir and seen this false narrative unfolding. Sor Wah, your perspective on Kashmir is equally flawed as on this obvious character less traitor masquerading as a journo.Stoo peddling unfounded theories based on your bias and ignorance of issues.

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    17. @ Wah Read this, if Kashmir is what is worrying you
      *KASHMIR THE UNKNOWN DISTORTED FACTS*
      *Separatism: Hype vs the truth*

      1. Separatist try to control only 5 districts = 15% of Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh and they are all *Sunni Muslims*.

      2. The Shiais, Sufis, Hindus, Buddhists and Christians are not separatists.

      3. Two of the three regions of J&K are not Muslim majority areas. 85,000 square kilometers are not. When you talk of separatism, there havent been any protests against India in this 85 per cent area till date.

      4. Theres only one section of the community Kashmiri-speaking Sunni Muslims who have a separatist agenda. When you see a TV debate on Kashmir, who do you see? Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Yasin Malik, Shabbir Shah, Gilani, Asiya Andrabi, and Lone. All Sunni Muslims from these 5 districts out of 22!!

      5. J&K has around 12 per cent Shia Muslims, around 12-14 per cent Gujjar Muslims and around eight per cent Pahadi Rajput Muslims, Sufis Christians, Buddhists and Hindus. None of these communities had any separatist leaders

      6. When Afzal Guru was hanged, the media made it appear as if the entire state was out on the streets. The reality was that out of 22 districts, there was not a single demonstration in 17 districts and only five districts in the Valley faced mild demonstrations.

      7. Poonch has 90 per cent Muslims but this district is dominated by powerful Sikhs. Kargil has 90 per cent Muslims, Kargil city has more than 99 per cent Muslims but there was not a single protest in those areas.

      8. Our perception about J&K is that a battle between nationalism and separatism is going on for past 68 years. Nationalism has neither been lost nor will it, because in most areas of the state, majority of the people are nationalists.

      9. There is no dispute over J&K and the only issue relating to the state is how to get back areas that are under the illegal occupation of Pakistan and China.

      'Separatism', 'dispute' and 'autonomy' are three myths associated with the state. The common perception is that J&K is a separatist state. This is because J&K is perceived first as just Kashmir - a Kashmir which is a Sunni Muslim Kashmir, a Muslim Kashmir which is a separatist Kashmirbasically a Kashmir where the Indian tricolor is burnt down and Pakistans flag is unfurled only in five districts.

      The State should be considered as one entity like Jammu (with maximum of the ground area), Ladakh and only thereafter Kashmir.

      Finally, Pakistan keeps harping on the UN Resolutions. But Part 2 of these Resolutions very clearly state that Pakistan has to withdraw ALL its military forces and nationals used for the purpose of fighting in J&K BEFORE a plebiscite is held. That was in 1947. It is now 2016. Pakistan has yet to withdraw all its forces from Kashmir including Gilgit & Baltistan. The fact is that the Pak Army will never withdraw its forces from POK. This UN Resolution is thus dead as a dodo.

      Secondly, Pakistan signed the Resolution under Chapter VI of the UN Charter which makes the Resolution *NON Enforceable *

      So Pakistan needs to stop this charade of blaming India for not adhering to the UN Resolutions.

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    18. KK,
      I am aware about he UN Resolution. But if the rest is the ground reality - only five districts and Sunni's creating the problem - then I am surprised that the Govt is unable to control the matter. Unfortunately the media is not revealing the real situation. The Govt should seriously engage on this matter and finish it once and for all. At least deal appropriately with the anti-national elements within the country. Once these guys are tamed, Pakistan's protests will become a whimper.

      Sri Lanka did not care about the world opinion when dealing with LTTE. We should do the same with the elements who are creating a problem in Kashmir. The world is not suffering but we are!

      The like of Mufti Mehbooba too have to be marginalised as they along with the Burkha Dutts are all Pakistani agents.

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    19. Zee news did a series on the real Kashmir and Muslims there were openly castigating media and politicians and separatists fit the perception created. Take a look at DNA

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    20. Zee news did a series on the real Kashmir and Muslims there were openly castigating media and politicians and separatists fit the perception created. Take a look at DNA

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  13. what for MIB or Govt is waiting for?

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  14. A collection of random points from ROK (p2)..

    4)Every hysteria needs the following elements: (1) a scapegoat, on whom rage can be directed; (2) an apparatus which enforces the ruling orthodoxy; (3) a docile population which is pliant enough to believe what it is told to believe; (4) an educated class which provides intellectual justification for the hysteria. Once these factors are present, the hysteria can blossom. The end result is a society riven by suspicion, fear, and division.


    5) Society has vastly awakened from the collective delusion of the TV News age. The exposure of the MSM as nothing but propagandists who push Marxism instead of living up to their vaunted reputation as the Fourth Estate, horribly failing in their primary task of providing an unbiased account of events, was long underway. Rather than try to balance their reporting, mainstream outlets have doubled down on their Marxist narratives. Despite what elitists in the media will say, as Ernest Hemingway said: “The truth has a certain ring to it”. The old media regularly tries to discredit new media, and even insinuate the people who subscribe to the new media version of events as everything from idiots, trolls, racists et al for not swallowing suicidal leftist talking points. The MSM will look increasingly disconnected from reality and ridiculous as they spew talking points from society’s puppet masters, while the people talk amongst themselves in a manner that produces a phenomenon seen in the book “The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few”. Our version of reality may differ from that written by a small elite, but nonetheless an increasing number of people believe the “unwashed” and unvarnished truth over the elite’s sugar-coated myths.

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    1. Brilliant bro. Leftist propaganda masters have managed to seep into all deep labyrinths of perception distortion- academia, particularly the humanities/social sciences/ history and in Media, both print and electronic.Ovserce how the likes of Irfan Habib,R omila Thapar etc gave managed to corrupt the history syllabi of young impressionable minds for decades now.Then the big time media houses and the journos. Most indoctrinated louts from JNU join either of two, besides politics.Once they got the handle for churning out perceptions as to thier agendas, the grip got firmer. The likes of Barkha and Sardesais have no real talent or qualifications other than gift if gab. No knowledge of political science, history, science and technology, economics or security/ strategy, yet they will lord over and dominate very sensitive discussions through liner innuendos or speculations. Most audience and viewers get easily swayed or impressed by their superficial talks.

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  15. There is a deeper game that Barkha is playing here. She has been completely exposed by Hafiz Sayeed. She knows there is no redemption - to salvage the situation, she has accused Arnab of saying things he didn't - gagging the media, trial of the media and what not. The intention here is to divert attention from the core issue - a world certified terrorist recognizing Barkha as an ally. To a large extent, she has succeeded. People today are talking of the Barkha Arnab war; Hafiz has been pushed into the background. The onus is on the public to keep the pressure on. I would also like some right minded individual familiar with the law to file a case against her
    for anti nationalism and have her apologise to the nation in general and to the army in particular for all the damage her reporting has caused.

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  16. #preshya is fully exposed. Firstly by Chetan Kunte & now by MC.

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  17. "But Arnab, with his honourable silence over her stupid rants,has now become an even bigger hero"- perfect observation.

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  18. I appreciate the optimism; but Minakshi Lekhi sharing the stage with her this morning doesn't seems to care for the view "This time, there will no saviour or redemption".

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    1. Meenakshi Lekhi is the daughter of Arun Jaitley's former boss.

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  19. "Vinaasha kaale, vipareeta buddhi"is what Barkha Dutt is demonstrating with her rants against Arnab Goswami.

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  20. One of the most hard-hitting posts by anyone against Barkha Dutt, seen as one of the celebrated superstars of media in India (undeservingly so). Some of us who have been following current affairs for years, were aware of suspicious activities and hidden agenda of NDTV, esp. Barkha long before Radia Tapes surfaced. It only proved our assumptions to be true. Similarly, certain revelations in the article only confirm what many Indians suspected of NDTV & its prima donna. Barkha Dutt has used her clout in the Indian media to cater to her chums in politics, business, etc. yet the self-regulated media never castigated her for her unprofessional conduct and for bringing the profession into disrepute. Barkha Dutt is a key factor in the media losing credibility in India, to such an extent that terms like Presstitute are being used to refer to her ilk. Wish the honest ones in the media had taken up the responsibility to prevent this from happening and kept the Press freedom as well as credibility intact. After all, Press was considered one of the "pillars" of our democracy. Alas, like the Political Executive, this pillar too has betrayed the trust reposed in it by common citizens.

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  21. after making the pm his puppet, jaitley must be laughing at us ...repeatedly whining about anti india elements inspite of us electing a 'nationalist'...

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  22. Ravi,its almost 8 to 9 years since your exposure of Barkha and her ilk started ,it has enlightened most of the middle class readers who have developed an aversion to Barkhas antics and her credibility is zero.
    Unfortunately what is so obvious about her to common readers does not seem to be so to the top army and navy brass who continue to entertain her and give her acecess to army camps and navy ships her,same goes for the top leadership of NDA such as Parrikar,Gadkari and Jaitley this seems to be highly inexplicable.

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  23. Brilliant article.complete expose of Barkha..These so called jornalist should understand their game is over now

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  24. When is the govt withdraws Padma award conferred on this Paki Stooge.

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  25. Media is playing with our national interest and it has just become money making profession by showing absurd all the time. Israel never shows bad in media and news papers no matter what they are going through all the time but crooks like them are originated even before independence who are forcing everybody security at risk and life all the time. We must support our national interest first rather than dropping I from our tag line in order to build a secure India for tomorrow. Jai hind.

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  26. Mark my words. Barkha cannot and will not be touched, Modi or no Modi. She has powerful patrons within the BJP itself. Do not be surprised if she lands an interview with Modi himself. The BJP walas like Smriti who stood up to her have been put aside by the BJP itself. It is a repeat of Vajpayee and Advani i.e. high talk, even higher promises, not much substance. Sab ullu bana rahe hain, be it pseudo seculars or pseudo nationalists. Damn kissa kursi ka. Black money etc., Augusta etc. all swept under the carpet.

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    1. Must convey our deep appreciation to folks like Ravinar, Arnab and Swamy who are doing whatever possible to help the country. Thank you.

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    2. A living dead is more insulting than life behind bars. A slur hurled daily & each one when he or she sees this burka dutt knows that they are looking at a traitor is enough to fill her guilt daily & die on this later.

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  27. Excellent analysis of a dishonest media person. How does she get away with so many crimes so many times. Why can't the govt, civil society of a public interest lawyer put her in the dock and ask these pertinent questions ? I truly hope the letter she wrote against Arnab is indeed a hole she dug for herself and its deep enough to bury her for eternity.

    She has the adaucity to be "ashamed to belong to the same fraternity as Arnab Goswami". Well actually Barkha is quite clearly a disgrace to her fraternity and its people like Arnab who hold the flag up.

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  28. Expert pig hunters hit it in such a way they need not have to repeat act. Pig will whine to its silence.

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  29. Excellent article exposing the leader of presstitute media...... But still many people and politicians not able to see how comie media is the biggest enemy of the nation... Barkha may be having sleepless nights after getting praises from Hafeez.. Wow Hafeez , you should recognize and praise more of traitors of India

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  30. Eye Opening Article. Everybody Must Read And Share. I Never See Antinational News Channels Am Aware.

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  31. No amount of expose is going toaaffect Bark Oh Dot!! She's a power unto herself and some of the BJP's top brass enjoy being seen with her!!

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  32. An excellent expose on a self-styled,immoral and corrupt journalist. Much of what she covered in the Kargil War is also believed to be false.She didn't go anywhere close to danger but claimed to be in the bunkers with the soldiers. Such is the nature of the falsehoods she propagated.

    Hopefully, the system will get her some day soon and holds her to account.

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  33. Most disheartening part is Most SR leaders,ministers of BJP r visiting NDTV n are interviewed by d crooks like Gupta,Barkha.They should not.NDA govt should direct diff deptts including Defence to bar entry of d lady into their office,institutes,laboratories,ordance storage

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  34. Wonderful piece of work Ravi narji...
    She was badly bashed for her live reporting of troup movements during Kargil Ops... and pleaded ignorance under the garb of freedom of press... but now after reading your article it seems that ... she might have done it deliberately to help the adversary.. quite possible... Heartfelt gratitude for exposing her... Jai hind

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  35. I am happy with TOI atleast on this "pseudo sickularists" account. I am delighted that the black beauty "burka dutt" is slammed N trashed. Trust this continues till retires from media world and takes asylum in Pakistan. I look forward for that day.
    It is good that BJP gave support to use pellets and give a feeling to what it takes to protest. Few more episodes on it will settle the kashmiris. Deprive them the medical facilities and let them face the beatings and suffer. The society has to pay for the bad karma arising out of supporting terrorists.

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  36. The only point which I am totally against is NO BJP minister should give interviews on NDTV. and it should be bycotted.

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  37. Barkha has done some good shows but she is rabidly against PM & BJP. She along with Rajdeep was architect of Gujarat2002 campaign inciting more violence. Gen VK Singh has coined a beautiful word for these journos who are actually playing politics & will do anything for fame & money

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  38. Barkha is on he payroll of Congress and the terrorist organisations of Pakistan. Everybody knows that Congress is an anti-national party and Barkha is only furthering their cause.

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  39. I am aghast and saddened going through the irrational vitriolic spewed on various social media directed against Ms Barkha Duty. Is our understanding and embracing of democratic values so shallow and superficial that we have no notion at all about the independence of media, and the principles of freedom of expression and thought!?

    What national interests are served by attempting to impose monochromatic points of view are beyond understanding and exhibits a complete lack of a balanced perspective as to the way forward for a pluralistic and diverse society and country that India is..

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    1. Mang Tungnung

      Take your sermon and share it with Barkha. You are talking the same kind of nonsense that she is. Now, every day your pals Barkha, Sagarika etc. abuse and mock Modi. Write bogus articles claiming threat to free media. Would they be writing all that if there was any threat?

      Which part of media is threatened? Take your stupid propaganda that you consume from the same people who pour vitriol day in and out with the freedom so easily available to them and you talk about independence of media?

      What balance are you talking about? Like I told another commenter this blog has chronicled media crimes for six years in over 750 posts. Their crimes, their bias, their corruption are all documented. So dont sermonise about some imaginary nonsense of curbs on your freedom or media freedom or anything of that sort. And criticising and lampooning Barkha Dutt is no threat to a pluralistic and diverse society. So you can sleep peacefully on that count.

      On the contrary I would rather ask some parts of our media what national purpose are they serving with fake news, bogus reporting, glorifying terrorists, fomenting unrest? You seem to be ignorant and are mouthing lofty nonsense that will not pass here. So I suggest you read up a lot before you start defending someone like Barkha Dutt. I have observed her for 18 years. I didnt write these posts based on 30 minute TV show. Get that straight.

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    2. one could have agreed with you had this media extended same consideration to RSS, BJP and the Indian society at large.
      people who demand talks with Terrorists do not even allow RSS talk in TV show. They are branded and forced to lose all rights.
      every small and big incident was attributed to BJP without even establishing 'basic' connection.
      petty groping to heinous rape against women, entire Indian society was blamed 'patriarchal' and 'oppressive'

      these anti-nationals in media did not even help their patrons. they went on to rant 'negativity' about the country. The very establishment that doled favors to them had to lose power in this storm of negativity.

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  40. Burkha dutta should be under Burkha,,

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  41. No matter what influence she carries modi should simply act autocratic for a while and put her in jail. Here arrogance knows no bounds and the way she prods the sm asking to bring it on, her false sense of security and immunity needs to be shattered. And if modi is to gain in credibility this is the first thing he shud do.

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  42. I always wait for your blogs to come. Most of your earlier ones exposing crooks in MSM had been eye opener for many of us, and this one dissecting out the mindset of Barkha Dutt is awesome. In my opinion she epitomizes the negative aspect of MSM and mostly takes an anti-establishment stance, just to show that she is unique in the lot. Be it Pathankot, 26/11, Burhan or JNU-Kanhaiya, everytime her inclination was towards the villain. But as you know public memory is short, people still watch her and she continues to spread the anti-India venom. We may continue to castigate her, but her Lutyen connections makes her more stronger and impenetrable.Volatile character like Arnab will fizzle out after sometime, her antics would continue to puncture Indian nationhood for many more years.

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  43. We are probably failing to understand that the so called struggle for independence of the Kashmiris is nothing but a struggle with pure religious intentions. There Kashmir issue has become ugly only because of that. The problem is compounded by Article 370.

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  44. Media person is sharing his/her reporting it is up to reader to see and accept,if the viewing of something is high that doesn't mean viewers like it, we see something for updates also. Author has written such long on barkha does not increase her fan base, and to a brilliant person like arnab author has made him opportunist. Poor writing on sensitive subject.

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  45. Before joining inadvertently the well thought out conspiracy of traitors of bringing back anti-nationals by attacking Modi even sugar coating inaction in dealing with hated media persons, naive Indians should be aware of a legendary freedom of expression defamation case New York Times vs Sullivan which styms governments all over the world. The anti-nationals take full advantage both ways: becoming more brash and damaging the credibility of democratically chosen government into the eyes of their own supporters. Yes, Modi & BJP are in such double whammy, so we should expose the anti-national media people as Ravinar and Chaiwallah are doing but should not fall in traps of sophisticated spinners who smoothly weave web around effective nationalists leaders by fanning guilt against them. Yes, there are many out of box democratic solutions, one of which is age old, rewards and furtherance. There are thousands of unbiased pool of journalists selflessly found in blogs like this one and similarly many in msm like Arnab who are unbiased, patriot and ambitious who wants to play by the natural law of demand and supply sending those to Pakistan who would have greater demand in that country.

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  46. WROTE THIS SOMETIMES BACK

    An Ode to India’s #1(?) Journo

    There was this journalist of no great acclaim
    Who was still determined to acquire money and fame
    So she gave secularism a makeover with a sinister meaning
    And championed the cause those having an anti national leaning!
    Though this made her notorious, but she wasn’t at all dejected
    Because in our society more than fame, notoriety is respected
    Having thus made a name for herself she then tried her luck
    In playing ‘power brokering’ games in order to make a fast buck!
    She succeeded and when tapes of her wrongdoings came to light
    Instead of showing professional integrity and quitting, she opted to brazen it out and fight!
    In any other country no journalist like her could have ever survived
    Because what she was doing confirmed that her conscience had long died
    But in the new ‘tolerant’ and ‘liberal’ India that the media has made today
    You can cozy up to those wanting to break up the nation and still get away!
    Tailpiece:
    In case you are wondering why this jurno I didn’t name
    The answer is simple- she has both moolah and fame!
    She can convince ‘intellectuals’ that I have a lethally antiquated mindset
    And with all that money, a long prison term her lawyer for me can get!
    If some ‘intellectual, ‘liberal’ or ‘tolerant’ Indian asks me, “Yeh tuney kya kiya?”
    My ‘narrow minded’ and ‘intolerant’ reply would be “Raha nahi gaya- so likh diya!”

    -Nilesh Kunwar

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  47. We are so used to media theatrics that we expect all decisions taken by the PM and cabinet will be announced in elaborate press conferences for our knowledge and approval before being implemented. Yes, with Congress you may expect that but not with BJP and Modi. If you have an eye, an open mind and the intellect, you will be able to comprehend the undercurrent and changes happening around. In fact you are part of the process. The fact that today, the whole nation is forming an opinion against these stooges and that they are all cornered is how BJP is successfully implementing its game plan to gradually implicate the anti nationals. If you are smart you will understand that on a democracy "public opinion" matters the most. Any harsh step taken by the govt will soon give ammunition to the anti national brigade to term Modi as a dictator. He is too smart to fall in the trap. Everything happens for a reason and everything happens for good. Jay Hind.

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  48. from "pan to fire"!
    situation is really dangerous compared to two years ago.
    Arun Jaitely shielding Burkhas and Gandhis emboldened them.
    there is no doubt venkaiah a bigger crook and opportunist will help these crooks carry out the agenda.

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  49. We are all waiting for sc to drag her out of the so called pro pak journalism

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  50. i remember on 26/11 i switched the tv on and was in absolute shock as my brother in law and sister lived in mumbai.
    as i continued to watch, i remember barkha's reporting,and others following her trend. same feeling of disgust came over when the "kandhar" happened. then i was too young to decipher that it was indeed disgust at the crushing of ethics, i was feeling. i also remember that the terrorists on the other side of the border were talking to kasab and his friends and were providing crucial info. this was happening live, live! can you believe it? then when the NSG was airdropped those very moments the calls were going on between the terrorists, and these "journalists" were "reporting live".
    Always in such situation a question asked by RSN singh in a Times now debate resounds in my mind, "are we such 3rd grade citizens?" are we? are they? who does this to their country?

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  51. If u want to mint money, just start criticising Hindus non stop and manufacture stories to denigrate them to annihilate Hindus. Christians dont buy their crap because both r Abraham's unruly siblings engaged in same criminal act of hate to convert everyone who r unlike them.

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  52. Burka Datta doesn't like Hindu dick and have engaged herself with circumcised one. Indira Gandhi hated Hindus for her good-bad reasons.

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  53. The cartoon showing Burka Dutt with Pakistan along with females with Arnab "wants to know" if it was "satisfying" or "need more" = is fantastic & as your title suggest she felt "deeper"

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  54. When Arnab is going full throttle at Pakistan media commentators against Rajnath Singh speech blackout, Burka Dutt is ranting that "Govt Sources: Protocol followed" (which govt ? = Pakistan) for they have politely confided to Burka Dutt ears, when enjoying during that "blackout" session. Obviously no one wants to see the blushed face of Burka Dutt in those blackout sessions.

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  55. Spiritually speaking , everything happens for the ultimate good. Ultimately truth alone triumphs. Might is not right

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