A Zee News headline concluded Supreme Court’s damning verdict against BJP was a setback for Congress


The biggest danger of subconsciously believing in an ideology or a belief without outwardly proclaiming it is that often, it comes out in public domain even when you’ve not intended the same.

On some occasions, you may be pardoned for making such innocuous mistakes, while there will be times when they will come to cause considerable embarrassment to you.

The Freudian slip for Zee News probably occurred, when Supreme Court passed a historic verdict against the Centre’s Narendra Modi government. It was widely believed as a crushing blow to the ruling dispensation except Zee News, which appeared ‘hell-bent’ on believing only ‘partially’ that the Supreme Court’s verdict on Arunachal Pradesh was a setback for the BJP and the Modi government.

The channel flashed two headlines on the same screen. While the top headline correctly called the judgement a setback for Modi, as you travelled downward, the headline mysteriously had given way to, “Setback for Congress from the Supreme Court.”

The screenshot, when shared on social media, became viral. While for majority, the gaffe provided ‘I-told-you-so moment,’ we would like to believe that the error had nothing to do with the channel’s alleged biases for the saffron party.

Meanwhile, this has become a topic of serious conversation on social media.

Here are some reactions:

Om Thanvi: पत्रकारिता का और जलवा: अरुणाचल मामले में केंद्र की भाजपा सरकार को सुप्रीम कोर्ट का झटका ज़ी टीवी की स्क्रीन पर ऊपर से नीचे बल खाते हुए कांग्रेस को लगा झटका बन गया! ?

Qamaruddin Farooqui: सुना है सावन के अन्धो को सब हरा हरा दिखता है ।

Sukhdev Singh: I could never imagine Zee News is so popular with Face Book !

Prakash Jha: लगता है आजतक की थोड़ी हवा इनको भी लग गई है ☺

Mukesh Prasad Bahuguna:

गांधी जी कहते थे कि यदि कोई तुम्हारे एक गाल पर झन्नाटेदार झापड़ रसीद करे तो झापड़ खाने के लिए दूसरा गाल आगे कर दो ।

मोदी सरकार ने साबित कर दिया है कि वे असली गांधीवादी हैं । उत्तराखंड मामले में झापड़ खाने के बाद अरुणांचल मामले में दूसरा झापड़ सप्रेम ग्रहण किया ।

अबकी बार नकलची सरकार । नमो नमो ।