Direct questions on Zee

IN Media Watch Briefs | 06/12/2017

On Dec 6 Zee News’ edition of “Game of Gujarat” held in Sabarkantha was quite incredible.  For starters the anchor thrust his mike at one person after another in audience asking,  when you see Bhagwan Ram in that state in Ayodhya, does it make you sad? Dukh hota hai?   Then he asked the Congress panelist on the show: “Will you put your hand on your heart and say whether you believe in Bhagwan Ram? Do you want the temple to be built?” The man said the matter was pending before the Supreme Court. “No but why can’t you say—do you want the temple to be built or not?”                             

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Bhupender Chaubey had Yogendra Yadav on a poll eve panel on CNN News 18, and  flashed the unflattering predictions Yadav had made about how the BJP would fare in the Gujarat elections. Thereafter kept rubbing it in every now and then during the show that Yadav was no longer a psephologist  but a politician, so his predictions had to be treated as such. To which Yadav wondered why he had been invited on the panel but could barely be heard above Chaubey's shouting.                

HT has made Kunal Pradhan, its Delhi editor for the past few months, Executive Editor of the paper. But it has still not named an editor for Mint, after its editor Sukumar Ranganathan moved to HT as Editor-in-chief.            

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