In a fresh twist to the raging controversy surrounding the video speech of Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami, now his former employer Times Now too has joined the ongoing campaign against him. Soon after Janta Ka Reporter reported the veteran journalist, Rajdeep Sardesai’s brutal attack against his former journalist colleague on Twitter, Arnab’s video had mysteriously disappeared from YouTube.
However, a day later, Arnab’s former colleague, Hector Kenneth, has uploaded the same video on web and posted it from his Twitter handle with a cheeky caption, “For those who missed it.”
His tweet was soon retweeted by Rahul Shivshankar, the current editor-in-chief of Times Now.
— HECTOR KENNETH (@hk_356) September 20, 2017
Hector was hired by Arnab when the former headed Times Now channel. Although he’s been the head of the channel’s newsgathering team, he reportedly influenced Arnab’s editorial decisions during his time as the channel’s editor-in-chief.
Meanwhile, Sardesai, now a consulting editor with India Today TV, has gone jugular against his former colleague asking him if he will resign and quit journalism now that his lies had been put out in the open.
India Today has announced its plan to do a prime time show on the reported lies of Arnab Goswami tonight at 10 PM. Rahul Kanwal, a managing editor with the India Today group, tweeted, “The Nation Wants to Know: Is Arnab Goswami a big liar? Will he apologise now that his blatant lie has been caught out?”
On Tuesday, Sardesai had called former journalist, Arnab Goswami’s claims of being in trouble while covering the Gujarat genocide of 2002 ‘fekugiri’ implying that there was no truth to the latter’s claims. Hours after Janta Ka Reporter first published this report, Arnab’s video had mysteriously disappeared from the YouTube.
While posting an old video of Goswami, where he’s seen narrating how he was in trouble while covering the Gujarat riots for the NDTV in 2002, Sardesai wrote, “Wow! My friend Arnab claims his car attacked next to CM Res in Guj riots! Truth:he wasn’t covering Ahmedabad riots!!”
He added, “Fekugiri has its limits, but seeing this, I feel sorry for my profession.”