Thursday, May 13, 2021
Home News Reports Lies, manipulations, insults - What Indian media gives to our Army

Lies, manipulations, insults – What Indian media gives to our Army

NDTV:

NDTV is known to be a master of spin, lies and deceit. Yesterday NDTV went on to use a martyred soldier to make a political point, that too by misrepresenting facts.

22 year old Captain Pawan Kumar laid down his life fighting militants holed up inside a government building in Pampore area on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. He hailed from Jind area in Harayana and had joined the Army only three years ago and had recently taken part in two successful operations where three militants were killed.

This is how NDTV chose to cover the death of this brave soldier:

111

The post, written by Vishnu Som, did not miss any chance in using a martyred solider, putting words and thoughts into his mouth, to make a political point. Som claimed that, based on the late Captain’s facebook post, one could clearly say that “the debate around ‘azadi’ speeches and sedition didn’t really bother him“. What was the FB post? This:

The soldier makes no mention of JNU or sedition or any such thing, but Vishnu Som is not one to feel ashamed of using a martyred soldier for his political motives. So late Captain Pawan Kumar automatically becomes someone who wasn’t bothered by “sedition”. This is how narratives are created.

Further, there was an untruth in the above post. Vishnu said that the late Captain was “from JNU”. This obviously is to show people that patriotic soldiers can also graduate from JNU so JNU is not the anti-national den you imagine it is. So was the Captain really “from JNU”?

Nope. He only had a graduation degree from JNU, as all military officers who graduate from the  National Defence Academy (NDA) have under a special arrangement. He probably never stepped into JNU his entire life. We say probably because unlike Vishnu, we do not wish to use the a martyred Captain for any narrative.

Once this blatant lie was pointed out to Vishnu on twitter, he asked folks to “settle down” since he had changed the headline:

So Vishnu Som used a martyred soldier to make a political point, and lied to buttress that point. Guilty on 2 counts. What happened next will shock you. Instead of being apologetic, Vishnu was on the aggressive. This was how he retorted to a twitter user who questioned him:

1

He had addressed this reply to @desertfox61l (whose military affiliations are clear from his bio). Vishnu Som may not have been knowing he was addressing a military veteran. But a reply came from the other tagged account @__phoenix_fire_ :

2

This handle informed Vishnu that he indeed was associated with the army. At least now one would expect Vishnu to talk respectfully, especially since he was been caught on 2 grounds already. But no:

Vishnu chose to make a snide remark on a soldier that he may not have been competent to be in the army over 10 years. And pat came the reply that he was in fact not an ex-army man, but still served in the army.

3

“Behave like an Officer ! Buoy”? That is the respect he has for army-men. He went on to claim the person could be a “pretend soldier”.

Not only does Vishnu Som misuse the words of a martyred soldier to suit his political agenda, he lies about his education, and when caught, instead of being on the back foot goes ahead to talk in brash boorish language to a serving army officer.

At a time when the credibility of NDTV is at the utmost low, such poor behaviour from a NDTV journalist adds to the fire. It is no surprise that NDTV has plummeted to the bottom as far as TRP ratings are concerned.

 

Firstpost:

If NDTV has shown the way, Firstpost cant be far behind. Sandipan Sharma has been the author of previous pieces when he “mistook” a fake website for Baba Ramdev’s official site and when he declared Bajrangi Bhaijaan as communal, because Salman says Jai Shri Ram, and not Khudahafiz.

Sandipan Sharma now, has followed in the foot-steps of Vishnu Som. Going one step ahead, he claims that Captain Pawan Kumar “had studied at JNU”.

As explained above, NDA pass-outs get a JNU degree by virtue of a tie-up between NDA and JNU. This by no means can be construed as an NDA pass-out having studied at JNU. Yet Sandipan says he had studied at JNU, with the same intention: to fight the perception that a nationalistic minded person can also be from JNU.

Not just that, in the pathetically written article, a style that has now become his hallmark, Sandipan goes on talking politics and bashing Haryana BJP instead of giving some respect or farewell to the martyr, which ironically is the question he starts with in the same article!

The state of Indian media is such that they feel absolutely no shame in twisting, lying and misrepresenting facts/views of martyred soldiers to suit their narrative. This media is the breed of vultures which would put even real vultures to shame.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

French President Macron’s party bans hijab wearing candidate to contest election, says hijab on election poster goes against secularism

Macron's La Republique en Marche (LREM) clarified that in secular France, there should be no place for the overt display of religious symbols like the Hijab on electoral campaign documents

Watch: Israel Defence Forces destroy 14-floor terrorist hideout inside Gaza in a precision airstrike

"Terror organisations have been hit hard and will continue to be hit because of their decision to hit Israel. We'll return peace and quiet for the long term," Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said.

Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who once hailed ‘Shaheen Bagh dadi’, wishes for safety for Israel, gets hate from Islamists and ‘liberals’ in return

Gal Gadot's prayer for peace in her home country Israel irks up 'liberals' who even accused her of being a genocide enabler.

Shekhar Gupta’s ThePrint indulges in tragedy porn while emotionally manipulating a grieving family of RSS worker

Instead of giving a distressed family some space and letting them grieve the loss of a loved one, Gupta sends his vultures to settle political scores.

United Nations raises India’s growth forecast for 2021 to 7.5%, says outlook ‘highly fragile’ due to COVID-19 second wave

World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) by UN estimated that the Indian economy's growth rate will be 10.1% in the year 2022

‘Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad will pay heavy price’, Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu says terror leaders have blood on their hands

Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Israeli military has so far struck hundreds of targets in the Gaza Strip and will continue to do so

Recently Popular

Israel spy agency Mossad’s parody account pokes fun at Bollywood entertainer Swara Bhasker over her ‘#FreePalestine’ campaign

Swara Bhasker had posted a tweet calling Israel apartheid and terrorist state following the clashes at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Watch: Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts hundreds of rockets launched by the Palestinian terror group Hamas

The high-tech 'Iron Dome' is a short-range air-defence system designed to intercept rockets, artillery, and mortars. The surface-to-air missile system has been deployed by Israel Defence Forces since 2011 and has helped reduce casualties from rocket attacks against Israeli cities.

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar believes he committed a big mistake by making Uddhav Thackeray the CM of Maharashtra: Report

A report published in Marathi daily Tarun Bharat said that Sharad Pawar conveyed to Sanjay Raut that he made a big mistake by making Uddhav Thackeray the chief minister of Maharashtra.

Pakistani actress Veena Malik’s justifies genocide of Jews as Israel-Palestine conflict escalates

Veena Malik's Twitter account has been withheld in India owing to a legal demand.

Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Air Defence System: What is it and how does it work

To counter the low-cost warfare initiated by Hamas, the Israel Defence Forces has activated its state-of-art air defence system - 'Iron Dome' to protect its civilian population from the barrage of rockets.

Indian ‘liberals’ come out in support of Palestine as Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists launch rocket attacks on Israel

After Israel deployed its Iron Dome missile defence system to neutralise rockets launched from Gaza, Indian liberals support Palestine
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

254,927FansLike
542,632FollowersFollow
24,300SubscribersSubscribe