The people of India are well aware of the sheer incompetence of the mainstream media of the country. However, it seems their reputation is now spreading far and wide and dignitaries of other countries have are also getting the taste.
Former Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay, took to Twitter on Thursday to express his anger towards the Indian media for getting the picture of Bhutan’s current Prime Minister wrong. He said that it was a grave insult towards his country and although Bhutan may be small, she is India’s very close friend.
India’s media would be up in arms if any other country got the picture of their PM wrong. Yet they continue to embarrass themselves and insult us when it comes to identifying our PM. Bhutan may be small, but she is India’s close neighbour and a very close friend. pic.twitter.com/AwBHF6WKqQ
— Tshering Tobgay (@tsheringtobgay) May 30, 2019
The current Prime Minister of Bhutan is Lotay Tshering and the two media outlets which got his picture wrong as can be seen in the photos attached by Tshering Tobgay are News9 and WION TV. Although WION TV managed to get the name correct, the picture they showed was of someone else. News9 showed Tobgay as the current Prime Minister of Bhutan.
The Indian mainstream media has earned quite the reputation for itself for getting the obvious things wrong. Sometimes, they perceive people arranging chairs at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally as an instance of agitated crowds throwing chairs. Sometimes, they deliberately portray random crimes as hate crimes to peddle their agenda.
It appears in New India, the mainstream media has decided to take a leap from being a complete embarrassment towards their own selves to becoming an embarrassment for the entire country.