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2015 Rewind: The times when Journalists got trolled by Twitterati

Social media has been the greatest leveller in 2015. Earlier, access to the high and mighty in media was all but impossible for an average Indian. But now, anybody can open a Twitter account, and engage with any journalist. Sure, most of the times the journalist will not respond, in fact the chances that he will read your views are also very less. But there are some occasions when your reply is so witty that it smacks the journalist in the face and earns you lots of kudos from the other twitter users. Presenting some of these epic moments from 2015, when journalists got flogged on Twitter for being uninformed, petty and sometimes just illogical:

It was February and the Government in Delhi changed and with it some people like Sagarika Ghose changed their views too:

sagarika trolled

We also had Sagarika’s ex-colleague, Bhupendra Chaubey bat for Arvind Kejriwal very bravely

bhupendra chaubey trolled

Later we heard an innovative way of defending frauds and scams, from Shekhar Gupta. Move aside Mr Zero Loss Sibal

shekhar gupta trolled

Soon, in line with Digital India, Journalists began getting schooled on Technology:

 

And some terrorists have no religion:

barkha trolled

And this “troll” reminded Sagarika of the time when she called APJ Abdul Kalam “Bomb Daddy”

sagarika trolled3

This parody handle had just the right suggestion for Rajdeep Sardesai:

rajdeep trolled

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