Sniffing a conspiracy

IN Media Watch Briefs | 12/01/2018
Times Now was indignant at the left-liberal conspiracy against the Modi government which is what the  four judges' press conference on Jan 12 morning  represented in their view. The channel kept showing Indira Jaisingh giving her views, and D Raja arriving at Justice Chelameswar's house, to prove  its point. "Both from the same side of the spectrum", Navika Kumar declared darkly.  Her colleague Rahul Shivshankar wondered at senior journalists standing behind the judges,  and what that meant, as the camera showed Shekhar Gupta and others.  As far as we could see, it meant that were listening and  taking notes.                         
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video put out by the website jantakareporter shows an ANI journalist being asked by cops to remove his black jacket at the entrance to a rally in Varanasi which was to be addressed by the UP CM Yogi Adityanath and BJP President Amit Shah. Even as he refuses, pointing out there's nowhere to leave it an organiser after some argument with the cops, waves him in. The Balia SP says everyone had the instructions to see that "no one shows black cloth to Yogiji." Meaning what, black flags? Will the UP media protest? The next journalist in black may not be so favoured.                           

The ongoing battle between Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and Republic Television took a new turn when he was to address a press conference in Chennai today. Mevani at first objected to the Republic journalist being present but agreed to his being there if he didn't ask any questions. The journalists initially agreed but when Mevani still insisted that the Republic journalist leave, the Chennai media decided to boycott him.                        
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