Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Home Variety Books You don't need to write a book for that, Sagarika Ghose, your track record...

You don’t need to write a book for that, Sagarika Ghose, your track record reveals you could only be ‘liberal’

Given the bile that Sagarika spreads on social media and the kind of abusive language she indulges in and her evident lack of journalistic abilities, the fact that she is still even employed makes it abundantly clear that she could only be 'liberal'.

Part-time journalist and full-time propagandist Sagarika Ghose’s new book, ‘Why I am a ‘Liberal’ is finally available on Flipkart. Apparently, the book is a ‘Manifesto for Indians who believe in Individual Freedom’.

Given Sagarika’s history of duplicity, we can be fairly certain she could never have been anything but a ‘liberal’. After the Charlie Hebdo massacre, she thought it was wise to chastise them for publishing cartoons that offended Muslims.

She had this to say:

“The killing of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists was unacceptable, no one has any right to gun down a critic. Yet beyond the tragic deaths, perhaps it’s best when the cartoon remains a cartoon: a weapon of laughter and thought, not a weapon of war against religious beliefs. After all, a bellyful of laughter always dignifies both the prankster and his target.” And yet, she lectures us about ‘individual freedom’.

Sagarika Ghose’s track record

In the past, Sagarika has used abusive, elitist, Hinduphobic rants to attack those who question the Nehru-Gandhi family. She has been forced to delete tweets fanning communal disharmony after being threatened with legal action. Sagarika has also been slammed by fellow journalists for spreading lies about them. She has written an article in the past with the headline “‘Tamil teri maa? Even those who don’t understand Tamil, can see that the OPS-Sasikala battle is spicier than sambhar”. Please don’t ask me what she meant by “Tamil teri maa?”

- Advertisement -

Ghose has also spread communally charged fake news on social media where she claimed that women were raped in Uttar Pradesh for eating beef. She criticized the NDA government’s celebration of Yoga only years after she advised them to promote such cultural heritage.

Sagarika has also attacked the government for trying to crack down on Fake News and called it an attack on press freedom. She has also insinuated that Lalu Prasad Yadav’s conviction and the harsh punishment that was meted out to him as a consequence of his anti-BJP politics. Ghose even blamed Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death for dynasty politics in India to deflect the blame from Nehru, whose fangirl she claims to be. On a particular instance, she spread Congress’ allegation that EVMs were being hacked via Bluetooth. And of course, who could forget her contribution to the fake ‘Christians under attack’ propaganda?

What it means to be a ‘Liberal’

People need to understand ‘liberals’ do not stand for values, they stand for power and their primary objective is the acquisition of it. If ‘liberals’ actually stood for any values, they would first take the opportunity to introspect their own conduct. It’s not just an India specific phenomenon, the duplicity of ‘liberals’ can be observed all across the world.

There is a remarkable discrepancy between their deeds and speech. In the 21st century, this is what being a ‘liberals’ means. Being a ‘liberal’ implies that you pontificate about the virtues of tolerance and integrity while you display none of it in your own personal conduct. Proclaiming one’s resolute opposition to Fake News while spreading it yourself, this is what means to be a ‘liberal’. Peddling a partisan agenda while professing neutrality, this is what a ‘liberal’ is all about. ‘Liberalism’ is all about the acquisition of power but convincing people to award you with it is a bit difficult if you are not careful enough to cloak your real objective underneath the garb of a love for certain humane values.

Given the bile that Sagarika spreads on social media and the kind of abusive language she indulges in and her evident lack of journalistic abilities, the fact that she is still even employed makes it abundantly clear that she could only be ‘liberal’. That she believes she can lecture others despite her own dubious credentials reveals abundantly that she could only be ‘liberal’. The fact that she could even feel morally superior to the rest of us despite her track record shows that she could only be ‘liberal’. If ‘liberals’ were honest about their commitment to honesty and integrity and individual freedom, they would have thrown out Sagarika from their ranks. But since their real objective is power, she continues to occupy a significant position in their camp.

A Partisan Hack

Sagarika’s career as a journalist can be described as a staunch defence of the Congress party and resolute opposition to everything that the Bharatiya Janata Party regardless of their merit. She is less of a journalist and more of a political hack. Both she and her husband are examples of exactly what journalists’ should not aspire to be.

  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

K Bhattacharjee
Black Coffee Enthusiast. Post Graduate in Psychology. Bengali.

Related Articles

Trending now

Mumbai Police made actress Payal Ghosh wait till 2 AM, did not file sexual assault complaint against Anurag Kashyap: Reports

The BMC declared her society a containment zone to prevent the actress from filing a complaint.

ANI Editor rubbishes viral claim of the same person acting as a customer during demonetisation and farmer supporting agriculture Bills

Congress social media co-ordinator Vinay Kumar Dokania in a tweet alleged that a farmer interviewed by ANI over farm bills was the same man who praised demonetisation and Digital India in 2016

‘Secular’ anti-CAA protesters knew their Islamist comrades were trying to incite violence but did not inform police, WhatsApp texts reveal

The WhatsApp conversations revealed that the Delhi riots were organised and facilitated through provocation and active mobilisation of the masses.

‘Remember Kamlesh Tiwari? The same will happen to you’: Asst Stores Officer Shakeel Ahmad threatens UP Minister Rajeshwar Singh

As per police, a case has been filed against Shakeel Ahmed under Sections 504, 506, and 507 of IPC. Once the police finish investigation, they will arrest Ahmed as per law.

For AltNews, Muslims cease to be Muslims if they do not hate Narendra Modi or the RSS

AltNews questions the religiosity of Muslims who extend their support or are associated with the BJP and the RSS

NCB summons KWAN Agency CEO. Did you know Anurag Kashyap aide and film producer Madhu Mantena co-founded KWAN as well as Phantom films

Interestingly, until now, all the big Bollywood names which have emerged in the NCB's probe have links with KWAN Agency

Recently Popular

An eyewitness tells media that Disha Salian was gang-raped by 4 men in the party held on the eve of her death: Here are...

An eyewitness has told News Nation that Disha Salian was gang-raped by 4 men in the party which she attended on the eve of her death on June 8.

‘Whoever doesn’t want to watch the show, can go and read a novel, or turn off the TV’: Justice Chandrachud on Sudarshan News ‘UPSC...

"Read a novel, or turn off the TV", justice Chandrachud stated that if anyone doesn't like the content of the Sudarshan News show, they can choose not to watch it.

Fact Check: Is India going under lockdown once again from September 25?

PIB has debunked rumours on social media about the reimposition of lockdown from September 25 in the wake of Coronavirus surge.

OpIndia, Indic Collective Trust and UpWord file intervention application in SC in Sudarshan News case, ‘Saffron terror’, fake news demonising Hindus find mention

OpIndia, Indic Collective Trust and UpWord Foundation have filed an application seeking an audience with the Supreme Court in a matter of Sudarshan News and UPSC Jihad show

‘Maal you have?’ Deepika Padukone’s name emerges in the Bollywood drug abuse probe as NCB investigation intensifies

In a sensational revelation, Bollywood's top actress Deepika Padukone's name has emerged in the latest drug abuse probe carried out by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

Bollywood drug web has extended links internationally, money is used for narco-terrorism: NCB chief Rakesh Asthana

Asthana informed that NCB has knowledge about the drug abuse in Bollywood parties and that the agency is gathering more evidence.

Mumbai Police made actress Payal Ghosh wait till 2 AM, did not file sexual assault complaint against Anurag Kashyap: Reports

The BMC declared her society a containment zone to prevent the actress from filing a complaint.

Sushant Singh death probe: Rhea Chakraborty’s judicial custody extended till October 6 by NDPS court

Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by NCB and sent to 14-days of judicial custody on September 8, 2020.

ANI Editor rubbishes viral claim of the same person acting as a customer during demonetisation and farmer supporting agriculture Bills

Congress social media co-ordinator Vinay Kumar Dokania in a tweet alleged that a farmer interviewed by ANI over farm bills was the same man who praised demonetisation and Digital India in 2016

Election affidavit complaints: Income Tax dept sends notices to Uddhav Thackeray and son, Sharad Pawar and daughter

Shiv Sena and NCP have shrugged off the IT notice as 'routine activities'.

West Bengal: Unavailibity of cold storage, inefficient policies blamed for loss to potato farmers in the state

While the State produces 11.5 million tonnes of potatoes annually, there is a storage capacity of only 7 million tonnes.

‘Secular’ anti-CAA protesters knew their Islamist comrades were trying to incite violence but did not inform police, WhatsApp texts reveal

The WhatsApp conversations revealed that the Delhi riots were organised and facilitated through provocation and active mobilisation of the masses.

CM Yogi seeks suggestion from film personalities for the proposed Film City in Uttar Pradesh

The proposed Film City is expected to be set up in Gautam Buddh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.

‘Remember Kamlesh Tiwari? The same will happen to you’: Asst Stores Officer Shakeel Ahmad threatens UP Minister Rajeshwar Singh

As per police, a case has been filed against Shakeel Ahmed under Sections 504, 506, and 507 of IPC. Once the police finish investigation, they will arrest Ahmed as per law.

Reading, UK: ‘Are you Taliban?’, Sikh taxi driver attacked by four white men in apparent hate crime

Vaneet Singh, a Sikh Taxi Driver from Reading, has informed the Police that he was attacked by four white men on Sunday.

For AltNews, Muslims cease to be Muslims if they do not hate Narendra Modi or the RSS

AltNews questions the religiosity of Muslims who extend their support or are associated with the BJP and the RSS

Connect with us

244,181FansLike
454,570FollowersFollow
16,400SubscribersSubscribe