It seems like a section of the media is finally finding its voice when it comes to calling out the blatant bias within the fraternity. Earlier, Anjana Om Kashyap had called out Rajdeep Sardesai and just how pliant he is. Now, Sweta Singh has called out the blatant bias in the Left media and even Rajdeep Sardesai among others.
नेताओं की भक्ति की हर तस्वीर आजतक मीडिया के कैमरे से ही सामने आई है ना? पर अनर्थ आज ही हुआ!
— Sweta Singh (@SwetaSinghAT) May 19, 2019
Sweta, the Aaj Tak Editor said that when politicians display their faith, their pictures have been released in to the world by the Media itself. But it is only now that people seem to have an issue.
Sweta was alluding to the coverage accorded to Narendra Modi’s Kedarnath visit that seemed to ruffle the ‘Liberal’ feathers.
Several left journalists had slammed the media itself for giving the Prime Minister the coverage when he was visiting Kedarnath to offer prayers.
Among others, the journalist who seemed most distressed was Rajdeep Sardesai, who is incidentally, from the same media organisation as Sweta Singh.
On polling day, ‘news’ channels happily showing PM Kedarnath yatra; don’t forget today PM is a candidate from Varanasi. Is there a ‘moral’ code of conduct above the model code or not when polling is on? And where is our EC: an umpire missing in action yet again? #IndiaElects
— Citizen/नागरिक/Dost Rajdeep (@sardesairajdeep) May 19, 2019
Rajdeep Sardesai said that on polling day, “news” channels happily showed images of PM Modi’s Kedarnath yatra. He urged that people should not forget that PM is actually a candidate in Varanasi. He then said that ‘moral’ code of conduct is above the ‘model code of conduct’. He also said that the EC was missing in action.
After Anjana Om Kashyap, Sweta Singh is the second journalist from the India Today family to counter and slam Rajdeep Sardesai’s hypocrisy. Anjana Om Kashyap had sarcastically said that she knows of one journalist who conducts coaching for asking on air questions. He is the same journalist who himself could not ask questions beyond ‘saas bahu’ and he now goes around distributing certificates to other journalists. She also said that he was frustrated for having to wait outside the door and not being let in.