MEDIA WATCH BRIEF
In an example of Times Now’s noisy bluster they had a report on June 29 about how the Ministry of External Affairs “stonewalled” their RTI query on the ‘Lalitgate scandal’. An unidentified person on the show pointed out that the questions being asked should have been asked of Sushma Swaraj rather than the ministry. They were not queries seeking information. He was Shailesh Gandhi, a former information commissioner. The politicians on the show, notably Brinda Karat of the CPM, however were happy to give the channel the kind of bites it was looking for.
Prominent people linked to Lalit Modi could learn a thing or two about aggressive comebacks from the New Indian Express Editorial Director Prabhu Chawla who last week was named as one of the people who testified in support of Lalit Modi in London three years ago. In his Sunday column Power & Politics (June 28) Chawla hits out at those "authors, promoters and hawkers of new politics, and even newer journalism," whom he calls "faux-intellectuals and neo-moralists" who .. more>>
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