One tweet, multiple lies : The Wire ‘journalist’ discovers new heights of tabloid journalism

The Wire journalist Rohini Singh, who had earlier floated mathematically and logically challenged conspiracy theories about a business venture by Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah, which eventually resulted in a 100 crore defamation suit filed against The Wire and regularly indulges in spreading lies, was at it again.

On 4th August, Rohini Singh tweeted that the prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror case Brajesh Thakur’s name was missing from the FIR. Singh assertion, according to her, was based on the MLA son of fodder scam accused Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tejashvi’s statement.

She begins her tweet by saying that she agrees with Tejashvi, indicating that the assertions in her tweet were made by Tejashvi Yadav himself.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

There are two lies in the above tweet of Rohini Singh when she says “Brajesh Thakur’s name is missing from FIRs” and attributes that statement to Tejashvi Yadav.

Firstly, Tejashwi Yadav did not say that Brajesh Thakur’s name is missing from the FIR. He said that the FIR was lodged 2 months after the TISS report was submitted.

Secondly, What Tejashwi said (delay in filing of FIR) was actually a lie in itself.

TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) was approached by the Bihar government in July 2017 to conduct an audit of 110 government-run or aided institutions including old-age homes, children’s homes, adoption centres, etc. The TISS team submitted the report in May 2018 and an FIR against Thakur was lodged on 31st May 2018, following which ten people were held.

So essentially, here is how The Wire journalist Rohini Singh discovered a new pinnacle of tabloid journalism:

1. Tejashwi Yadav lied about there being a delay in filling the FIR against Brajesh Thakur

2. Instead of correcting the lie by Yadav, Singh furthered Yadav’s lie

3. Rohini Singh not only furthered Yadav’s lie but added a new lie of her own

4. Rohini Singh said “Brajesh Thakur’s name is missing from FIRs” and insinuated that the statement had come from Tejashwi Yadav

5. The statement tweeted by Rohini Singh was not made by Tejashwi Yadav

6. The statement is factually incorrect because Brajesh Thakur is already in custody. Had Brajesh Thakur’s name not been there in the FIR, how would it lead to his arrest?

In this inception like lie, Rohini Singh has proven why The Wire, widely considered a leftist propaganda website which has often been caught spreading blatant lies, considers her their ‘star journalist’.

The Bihar incident has shaken up the conscience of the society and woken up to act as responsible citizens to not turn a blind eye if we notice exploitation in the society, but it is unfortunate that people are using the incident for settling their own political scores.


Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

West Bengal: Ex-IPS officer commits suicide, leaves note saying Mamata Banerjee victimised him for 10 years

Citing his alleged harassment and suffering as the reason, Dutt has written, "I decided to take the drastic step to highlight genuine problems faced by honest officers in West Bengal, and other parts of India."
As Pakistan panics over possible action from India, India takes careful and calculated steps

Pakistan Army begins preparing for war, speculations rife in Kashmir over late night movements

PM Modi had stated earlier that not only India will take all necessary steps to isolate Pakistan internationally, but it has also instructed the security forces to plan and execute retaliatory action.

This is why Neena Gupta wants no one to wish Pritish Nandy even a Happy Birthday

Pritish Nandy 'stole' Masaba's birth certificate and printed in his magazine without Neena Gupta's permission

Congress deletes video where Rahul Gandhi was seen dancing shortly after the Pulwama attack

After Congress' lies against the Prime Minister were exposed, Congress proceeded to delete the tweet where Rahul Gandhi was seen dancing after the Pulwama terror attack.
Non-bailable warrant issued against Arnab Goswami by Srinagar Court

‘Our journalism won’t be impeded’: Non-bailable warrant issued against Arnab Goswami by Srinagar court in defamation case filed by PDP MLA

Srinagar District Magistrate Court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Republic TV chief, Arnab Goswami in a defamation case filed by PDP MLA Naeem Akhtar.
Pakistan's government acts as a subordinate of its military and Islamic fundamentalists

It appears Pakistan is scared of India: Masood Azhar’s veiled threat to Imran Khan against any govt action

Masood Azhar said in his weekly address, ''Pakistan's response to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's threats post Pulwama was rather lukewarm and lacklustre. It appears Pakistan is scared of India.''
Image Source: Twitter

Fearing India’s retaliation, Pakistan cancels leaves of its troops, uses flares to light up night sky to see movement of Indian troops

Pakistani administration has asked people to stay in underground bunkers, which could protect them from shelling or any form of attacks which could come from the other side of the border.

Pakistanis get scared about attack by India after seeing their own Air Force fighter jets flying over civilian areas

Several people posted on social media that India has dropped bombs over Sialkot in Pakistan

Fact Check: Was PM Narendra Modi doing a photoshoot in Uttarakhand after the Pulwama terror attack?

PM Modi had completed before his forest visit in Corbett National Park before the Pulwama attack
Foreign trips and MoUs signed: Read how 5 years of Modi trumps 10 years of Manmohan Singh

Foreign trips and MoUs signed: Read how 5 years of Modi trumps 10 years of Manmohan Singh

In terms of signing international deals and MoU, PM Narendra Modi has delivered 322% more than PM Manmohan Singh at only 18% additional costs

Latest articles

Connect with us

138,766FansLike
111,536FollowersFollow
23,612SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these