Senior journalist Barkha Dutt has slammed Arnab Goswami in a Facebook post where she has levelled a few serious allegations against the Times Now Editor-in chief.
The angry NDTV journalist calls Goswami a “Chamcha” in her post. Here is the full-text:
Times Now calls for gagging of media and for journalists to be tried & punished. This man is journalist? I am ashamed to be from same industry as him.
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?
Dutt is also miffed over sections of Indian media’s silence on Goswami calling them ISI agents.
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 I am not a shrinking violet Mr Goswami and no matter how many times you take my name directly or indirectly on your show, I really don’t 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.
Here is the part of last night’s News Hour where Arnab Goswami indirectly targetted a few journalists:
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) 26 July 2016
(The quoted text was originally published on Facebook page of Barkha Dutt)
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