MEDIA WATCH BRIEF
The Tamil news channel Thanthi, which allegedly telecast the bail application hearing (on October 17) of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the Supreme Court on October 18, has landed itself in a legal soup. The All-India Bar Association has sought suo motu contempt proceedings against the channel in the Supreme Court. Interestingly, this has occurred at a time when a larger debate about whether court proceedings should be recorded or not has also been going on.
Today's Chanakya, whose exit polls came closest to predicting the performance of AAP in the Delhi elections last year and the BJP strength in the Lok Sabha polls this year, didn't quite pull off a hat trick this time. It did give the BJP a clear victory in Haryana (five seats more than it actually got) and predicted a clear majority for the party in Maharashtra which did not happen. On Sunday evening it sent around a mailer taking credit for getting it right in Haryana and apologising for getting it wrong in Maharashtra. It also offered a possible reason for being off the mark in the latter case!
On 16 October, on the top of the second page of TOI's business section w .. more>>