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In response to the brief 'Ignorant news anchoring'  CNN IBN anchor Ananya Dasgupta responds, "In your column Media Watch Briefs you criticize me as ignorant. The segment in question is called Twitter Deck- reactions of the public on a current issue. I was quoting a tweet that said that UR Ananthamurthy was not directly from the film world. It was that person's view. We had similarly taken other viewpoints. You too have written that I was "rattling off reactions". I referred to UR Ananthamurthy as "noted author".  So how does reporting views on social media make me ignorant?"  

Sometimes a TV anchor's ignorance grates. On July 31, on CNN IBN anchor Ananya, while reeling out  reactions to  the FTII students strike, said that a critic had questioned U R Ananthmurthy's appointment as FTII chairman in an earlier term, since he had nothing to do with the world of films . This is completely untrue.  The anchor repeated this falsehood as if it was true!  U R Ananthmurthy was a writer who won the Sahitya academy Jnanpith award and was nominated for the Man Booker.  He was also awarded over the years  for his film-related writing:   Best Story Writer for Ghatashraddha (1977)  and  Best Dialogue Writer  for Avasthe (1987) apart from awards for Samskara and Mouni.

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