Rajdeep Sardesai and his ilk are setting India up for a conflagration of unimaginable proportion. Unlike print media, TV news channels are a mass media like Cinema, but case for censorship of TV news channels is exactly same as for censorship of the movies, therefore private TV news channels should be banned, taken off air for good. DD news is enough for us.
In his blog he makes some very dangerous arguments, and apparently same govern his editorial policy:
“Well, I’ll tell you why. In the first instance, any killing is condemnable. But when we seek to compare two instances without even bothering to examine the political context, we are entering dangerous territory. Prashant Poojary was a Bajrang Dal activist in Moodbidri. The Bajrang Dal has self-admittedly used violence as a weapon against minorities (don’t believe me, meet Babu Bajrangi in Gujarat or listen to him in a Tehelka expose). Poojary has been allegedly involved in cases of intimidation and violence in the region. He was fighting the ‘beef Mafia’ as part of the anti cow slaughter agitation. He didn’t deserve to die under any circumstance but there is a political context to his death as there would be in Bengal when Trinamool workers clash with CPI M. He was part of a ‘political war’ between the Bajrang Dal and minority group outfits, some of them with criminal links. Can his killing be compared to Mohammed Akhlaq, an innocent householder whose only ‘crime’ was that he was the victim of a ‘rumour’ that he had stored beef and belonged to a particular religion. Naturally, the outrage over a hate crime will be and must be greater in his case (I will concede that Dadri is closer to most ‘national’ TV studios, and if it had happened at a distant spot, it might have attracted lesser attention)”(from his blog)
1. Dadri murder was a hate crime but Moodbidri was not, so reporting for the two can not be the same, and in any case Prashant was a Bajrang Dal activist:
Really ? Did murderers of Prashant love him? Or were neutral, just were on a walk, and their knives on their own entered Prashant’s body? Is it ok to murder somebody if he is member of an organisation, and so it is not a news? Hate is a thought in mind. Do we punish people for their thoughts?
2. Moodbidri is far off from Delhi, and so no TV news hysteria unlike Dadri:
Ok. On 26-07-2013, in Nangla Mal village of Meerut district, a man and woman were killed for playing Aarti on loudspeaker of a temple at the “wrong” time. It fulfils all the requirement of Rajdeep Sardesai- it was a hate crime, it was close to Delhi. Still it never made to any news channel. Why?
Rajdeep Sardesai and his kind are not TV reporters objectively bringing news to the public, for which the licenses were granted to the news channels. They are activists of an ideology. Putting these people before camera to broadcast their propaganda openly inciting people, reinforcing victimhood of their favourite groups, giving them free pass for the crime they commit against the groups not favoured by the journalists; is letting them set fire to India. Government must wake up and discontinue private news channels from India before India burns out of existence.