If any team in IPL is looking for a good, world class, experienced spinner with outstanding record then they should contact NDTV. When it comes to spinning simple, innocuous stories into sensationalist, click-bait headlines, NDTV is in a league of its own. The audacity, with which NDTV lies through its teeth, is unmatchable and it has done it again. Reporting a statement of UP Minister, the leftist propaganda wunderkind, NDTV, picked up simple news, spun it, and claimed that the Minister had said that mosquitoes bite them in Dalit homes.
— NDTV (@ndtv) May 4, 2018
Uttar Pradesh Minister (MoS, independent charge), Anupama Jaiswal had actually said “ministers go to several places to see if schemes are being implemented properly, even if they get bitten by mosquitos at night.”
UP Minister Anupma Jaiswal says, 'Schemes are made for benefit all sections & to ensure proper implementation Ministers are paying several visits, even if mosquitoes bite them all night,' on being asked about the controversy on Minister Suresh Rana's visit to a Dalit household. https://t.co/0mvnpXLZaW
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 4, 2018
NDTV’s remarkable talent of spinning has surpassed every benchmark there is. Yesterday, media twisted Uma Bharti’s statement to further an agenda. They twisted her statement in such way where it appeared that Uma Bharti is saying Dalits need purification. But what she said was exactly the opposite of what was reported. We exposed media’s lies here. But it seems the lesson was not learned because they did the same thing today as well. This is a pattern, implemented towards furthering an agenda against the incumbent government. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Media, the fourth pillar of democracy, which enjoyed patronage under the 60 years rule of Congress rule, is now absolutely corrupted. And it is desperate to bring Congress back to power. Media is not reporting reality; they are filtering and shaping it according to their agenda. Their agenda is clear, to isolate the Dalits from BJP completely by any means necessary. That’s why fake news related to violence on Dalits in BJP ruling states are very frequent in media nowadays as 2019 Parliamentary elections are approaching. One such fake story published was “Dalit man killed in Gujarat for keeping and riding a horse.” Congress was quick to attack the BJP on this.
The BJP must hang its head in shame. Is this the "Gujarat Model" it boasts of?https://t.co/eiqQXjvZfV
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 31, 2018
However, the truth, which came out during police investigation, was completely different. The Police report stated that “The youth was killed for harassing girls and not for keeping horse.” The Police denied any sorts of caste angle in the incidence.
Before Gujarat elections as well, a story of Dalit boy beaten publicly for sporting mustache was widely reported by the media. However, during the course of investigation it was found that the youth himself staged the drama to gain publicity.
With the kind of Dalit support that the BJP is enjoying at the moment, opposition parties are completely restless. The cabal’s game seems quite clear- to disenchant the Dalits about the BJP completely. The orchestrated protests, fake news stories, and continuously referring to CM Yogi with the name he had before he became a Yogi, are signs of desperation and frustration. Bernard Cohen has said that the press “may not be successful much of the time in telling people what to think, but it is stunningly successful in telling its readers what to think about. The world will look different to different people,” Cohen continues, “depending on the map that is drawn for them by writers, editors, and publishers of the paper they read.”
Before it gets too late, I&B Ministry should seriously work towards a regulatory framework on fake news and work towards curbing the menace of fake news. When countries like Malaysia and France have come up with a laws against fake news then why not India? With shortest possible delay, the government should come up with a law against fake news to control lies and fake news spread by the media.