Selective reporting

IN Media Watch Briefs | 05/10/2017

If you watch Times Now you encounter Navika Kumar aggressively asserting that Modi baiters should apologise to the PM because the Gujarat High Court has  said Modi had no role in the larger conspiracy of  the Gujarat riots. She does not mention (until a panelist brought it up) that the judge also allowed  Zakia Jafri to appeal for a new probe into Modi’s role in the 2002 riots by asking her to approach the same magisterial court or higher forums.   If you see The Wire the story leds with the latter point.                                                                                                                                                

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Of all the resignations announced on Twitter, this one was the most curious: Nitin Sethi, deputy editor of the website,  announcing his resignation today, added a link to the last story he filed on the Adani Mundra port, setting off intense speculation in media circles that the Adanis were behind his exit. No one's talking as yet but with jittery media folk facing censorship from within and without, their antennae are quivering in curious anticipation.                      

Times Now's daily harangue against the Congress Party got fresh grist with Karnataka's Congress government declaring Lingayats as a separate religion. Anchor Rahul Shivshankar took personal credit for his channel not having been taken in by Rahul Gandhi's speech at the Congress plenary on Saturday claiming that the Congress would unify the country. A poll was duly presented:What do you think about the Congress? Unites India: 25 percent.  Divides India: 75 percent. Now there's a channel the BJP can always count on.                     

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