When one paints a mental picture of a journalist, there are various qualities associated with the “ideal journalist” which come to the mind. They being, objectivity, integrity, tenacity, being outgoing, to name a few.
But when one pictures controversial journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, it seems that the quality which comes to the forefront, above everything else, is hypocrisy. And in order to prove so, scientist and well known columnist Anand Ranganathan has dedicated a whole thread to expose Rajdeep and his hypocrisy.
Going by Anand Ranganathan’s thread, the instances of Rajdeep’s hypocrisy may be so vast even a book might be written on the whole affair, but here are the choicest few which put Rajdeep in the dock to say the least.
Ranganathan who ‘fondly’ calls Rajdeep Michelangelo, had once famously exclaimed that, “if Hypocrisy were an art form, this man would be Michelangelo”, thanks to this:
But Sardesai wasn’t really concerned about, “Television ‘Respect’ Points” in the past:
And as Ranganathan described, Like clockwork, here comes Michelangelo of Hypocrisy brandishing his chisel. The Renaissance Man of Indian Journalism. Here’s another gem:
Rajdeep once proclaimed that, channels shouldn’t carry sponsored content of Godmen:
And again, almost like clockwork, Ranganathan was on Rajdeep’s case and uncovered that, IBN7 the channel where Rajdeep used to be the Editor-in-chief, used to run Nirmal baba episodes three times a day, everyday:
Rajdeep once let everyone know on twitter that, he wasn’t too fond of bullet trains:
But Ranganathan wasn’t letting him get away with that lie and uncovered this:
Rajdeep one day decided that India should become a mature nation and not mention Pakistan in UN speeches:
You won’t be surprised with which screenshots Ranganathan put up next:
You can guess what Ranganathan did next:
Does Rajdeep like crackers or does he not like them?
Rajdeep wants the son to pay for his father’s sin but he doesn’t want a father to pay for his son’s sins. Interesting:
Religion shouldn’t matter in politics. Wait, religion does matter in politics:
The same goes with Caste:
All this makes one wonder as to why does Rajdeep not simply play smart and delete the contradictory tweets before tweeting out a viewpoint, after he has been repeatedly exposed so many times for his hypocrisy. But the fact remains that there’s only so much which you can cover-up, and Anand Ranganathan would be there, lurking around, waiting to pounce upon Rajdeep’s next folly.