‘Eminent’ mainstream media ‘journalist’, Karan Thapar, in a video shared on Twitter by the official account of All India Professionals’ Congress (AIPC), has appealed to people join the AIPC.
— AIPC (@ProfCong) September 29, 2018
He said, “It wasn’t just a pleasure to be at the AIPC, it was an honour and I have to say that I enjoyed myself enormously.” He goes on to add, “It’s an experience that I recommend everyone. You must come and join the AIPC, these are wonderful events.” The AIPC describes itself as “your platform to contribute to the advancement of progressive politics in India”.
The video, interestingly, ends with an advertisement for an event involving journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.
Karan Thapar has been accused of publishing concocted conversations as truth in his book ‘The Devil’s Advocate’. He has also insinuated that in the past that India is not a civilized nation. Accusations have also been made against him that he did not want a certain actress in a TV serial because she had a dark complexion. Thapar has been known to criticize Prime Minister Modi for his attire as well.
The mainstream media has been often accused in recent times of harbouring a partisan bias and the actions of Karan Thapar only serves to confirm that notion. The media is known to indule in creating an anti-BJP narrative. We at OpIndia.com have regularly called out lies spread by the mainstream media. The credibility of the MSM is at a critical low. Under such circumstances, it doesn’t bode well for the media that journalists who claim to be neutral are appealing to people to join the platform of a political party.