“Bully on TV who took chamchagiri to new heights with PM interview. Thy name is Arnab!”

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Senior journalist Barkha Dutt has launched an all-out attack against Times Now and its editor-in-chief, Arnab Goswami, for allegedly calling to gag media in India.

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Taking to Facebook, Barkha, a former colleague of Arnab in NDTV, said, “Times Now calls for gagging of media & for journalists to be tried &punished. This man is journalist?I am ashamed to be from same industry as him.”

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She added, “What’s striking is his brazen and cowardly hypocrisy. So he drones on and on about Pro Pakistan Doves without one word on the JK alliance agreement that commits the BJP and PDP to talks with Pakistan and Hurriyat and is silent on Modi’s own Pakistan outreach- neither of which I object to- but since Arnab Goswami measures patriotism by such views why is he so silent on the government? Chamchagiri?

“Imagine, a journalist actually exhorts the government to shut down sections of the media, misrepresents them as isi agents and terror sympathisers, calls for them to be tried and acted against.

“And our fraternity remains locked into politically correct and timid silence. Well Im not a shrinking violet Mr. Goswami and no matter how many times you take my name directly or indirectly on your show, I really dont give a toss for your opinion. I hope I will always be someone whose journalism you loathe, because trust me, the feeling is so utterly mutual that it would kill me to be on the same side of any issue as you.”

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Barkha’s all out attack against Arnab, who’s lately earned a notorious reputation of having surrendered editorial freedom to the BJP government, became a topic of intense social media conversation.

While the right-wing users made desperate attempts to come to Arnab’s rescue, Barkha earned plenty of plaudits from sane Twitter users for her response.

Here are some of the reactions;

 

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  1. Boycott Arnab , he is a sin to journalism. I wonder how,the said to be intellectuals are coming to his debates, are they paid for ?
    I am sure no human with self respect will be able to tolerate his shouting and poking s .
    I must say that he has no ethics of a journalist, he think he is the only man knows every thing in the world and he can judge on any thing and every thing since he has got a media channel assigned to him by some —–.
    I request all sensible people should boycott him.

    • Absolutely……very clear words….what he does is not journalism…..a person with typical form of hypocrisy….He his trying to destroy the ethics of journalism…barking for someone is not journalism…what a pity ..he is the only Indian in India…all others are …………The acrobatics going on his channel are causing a lot of negative impulses in Indian society….”Father forgive him because he doesn’t know what he is doing”…

    • Arnab is a very challenging person in our entire Indian Journalism, Hope everybody who have given a negative reviews should get correct it, their are few news channels which are very naturally a sycophancy to CPM & Congress. Please focus your introspection before coming to a conclusion.

  2. Arnab was at the pinnacle of fame, when he was exposing the Modi government, on lalithgate, vyapam scams, PDS scams, chikki scam, etc. The nation was surprised that he stopped exposing the Modi government all of a sudden. The reasons for it not known to the nation. Some say that his father is an RSS ideologue and close to sangh parivar, and some others say that he was purchased and silenced. The silence is within the perception of the country, but there may be some unseen hand and reason for his sudden silence

  3. Arnab is a very challenging person in our entire Indian Journalism, Hope everybody who have given a negative reviews should get correct it, their are few news channels which are very naturally a sycophancy to CPM & Congress. Please focus your introspection before coming to a conclusion.

  4. Barkha dutt,the epitome of biased journalism and journalism of vested interests is crying wolf.Ha!
    This is the breed of journalists that licks the heels of some politicians and are pseudo seculars. Arnab , at least, has the courage to call a spade a spade.

  5. Arnab Goswami is nothing but an opportunist. If the Government changes, he will surely change his colors. Cowardise is the hallmark of his style.

  6. In Arnab debate the volume of mike for Arnab supported is high and for the other site supported is low, just an observation to share.

  7. Arnab is a specialist; he has specialised in screaming and shouting with no substance really. He is also trivialising foreign policy without knowing anything about it.

  8. Arnab was very vocal against this government. Sometime about 8 months ago, Arnab did not come on television for about 4 or 5 days. I who was then regular viewer of News Hour was surprised because the person who returned was a completely changed man. He became the top Bhakt.

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