Above exchange of Tweets is illustrative of the discourse that is currently on between the much venerated and celebrated Journalists and the lowly Tweetizens. This is not the bone of contention. We have a couple who have made it their life time mission to denigrate the democratically elected Chief Minister and ensure the state is treated as an enemy country.
Sample this video from 2007
Hate and Venom harbored for a particular individual has made them to transgress every boundary of profession ethics. No one is exempt from limits of decency. This breaches decency of civil human behavior, leave alone responsible journalistic conduct.
We are dealing with a couple who have no respect for others, including the judges of Supreme Courts and Holders of Constitutional Posts duly Elected by the people of this country. Without any consideration of investigative or judicial process indicting Mr. Modi. The reaction from Tweetizens is spontaneous and an expression of their angst towards this couple for this uncalled for conduct. This does not qualify them as Modi Bhakts, Trolls or paid Tweeters.
Saints and Angels of English Main stream Media are under threat from the Devils that populate Social Media, Twitter in particular.
This is an unacceptable situation and should be rectified without any delay or discussion. There is no scope for another view or opinion. Saints and Angels have not sinned are incapable of sinning. Devil by nature is evil and indulges in all dark deeds.
Situation is grave as a matter of fact very grave, not just the fraternity, even Mr. Ajay Maken of Congress seems to have carried this to the level of home Ministry. Matter of National importance can not be ignored by the political party in Government.
Ms. Ranjona Banerji has plunged in head first with her take on this issue and is offering a stout defence for the Two, but habitual offenders. Oh wish Ms.Ranjona Banerji had learnt to use the weighing scale to ensure both ends were balanced. If unable to do so should have called on the services of some one learned who could have told her when the needle was dead center.
Ms. Banerji may thinks she is obliged to defend her fraternity, but you overlook a basic fact, these are Newscasters and not Journalists.
“It’s familiar territory but it still requires revisiting. Both Rajdeep Sardesai and his wife Sagorika Ghose, both of the news channels CNN-IBN, were targets of online trolls this week – again. And again, the anger was aimed at their political affiliations. Or more specifically, because they were perceived as being opposed to the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi.”
Others Tweets had to follow for the man could not stop just with one.
Reaction was as desired by Rajdeep Sardesai and were these anonymous handles or were they created by the man himself to create this situation, he is known to have done this previously also. Link Ah last but not the least manufacturing fake tweets by TV channel to influence viewers.
Did the man provide you with any evidence on the basis of which you have made such vehement assertions. If not then it amount to nothing more than crying wolf. A street side bully who’s bluff was called.
If the argument is that as an Editor in Chief he was expressing his opinion, in return what he received were letters to the editor, all need not be laudatory and palatable.
The evidence against Mr. Sardesai is strong, yes Ms Ranjona Banerji is at liberty to reject it as insufficient or as a personal opinion or even as part of joke (sic). It’s all there did the victim present any evidence on the basis of which Ms Banerji has condemned a certain section of user of Twitter as Trolls, allow me to reiterate it’s not due to political affiliations but outright hatred & venomous diatribe over a prolonged period of 12years.
Now to come to the Second victim of the vicious Tweetizens; lesser said about Ms Sagarika Ghose the better it is, she epitomizes everything that an individual should not be. She seeks publicity and attention through her provocative, abusive and mischievous Tweets, when caught cries wolf, even goes as far as accusing other of a gender bias and whatever comes to her mind.
Some of the gems that Ms Sagarika Ghose has let fly on Twitter.
It would not surprise any of us despite the overwhelming evidence presented here Ms.Banerji still feels compelled to defend this couple. After all she also has the pretensions of being an expert on Gujarat riots of 2002.
“It’s a tough call. Estimates of the number of people whodied vary between 1,500 and 2,000 since the terrible attack on the SabarmatiExpress at Godhra on February 27, 2002. Most of the people who died in thetrain were kar sevaks returning from Ayodhya, where the Vishwa Hindu Parishadwas building a temple to replace the Babri Masjid demolished by them and othersin 1992.”
“Unfortunately, the apex court had to step in because of thereluctance of the state government to move on the cases against rioters.Therefore, while there may be inherent unfairness about riots in the past, thisis one opportunity to provide a template for justice in the future. (Factuallyincorrect)”
“To add to the English media’s hope that one day the truth shall triumph, is this editorial from Gujarat Samachar on November 23. It says, “The solution to the Ayodhya question can only come through friendly talks… we need peace and stability.” Indeed we do. And this realisation comes even to those who might be tempted to distort the truth for short-term gains. (Maybe referring to Media)”
“Bhatt looks at the offspring of the sangh parivars, “who spread venom against the minorities, abuse them, beat them, which culminated in godhra.” condemning the godhra attack, bhatt also says: “what is happening does not represent the culture of gujarat.” misguided young people, fanned by the propaganda of hatred, rich people looking for a platform, politicians looking for money and support — gujarat right now seems to have all the required elements for communal tension.”
“But were the Ahmedabad blasts a backlash to the riots? The scale of the riots in north and Central Gujarat — with Ahmedabad as the centre — was several times more horrific than the Mumbai riots. Although the official explanation was that the riots were a spontaneous reaction to the burning of the coaches of the Sabarmati Express at Godhra (chief minister Narendra Modi’s infamous reference to Newton’s action-reaction law of physics), (This is how misinformation is still spread)”
Where does this leave us all, very evidently where we started from? This couple needs to not just apologize to Mr. Modi, but to the Nation at large.