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Media is considered the fourth pillar of democracy. This section presents news and views about the state of Indian media.

Enforcement Directorate initiates action against media baron Raghav Bahl over undisclosed foreign assets

Media baron Raghav Bahl allegedly under ED scanner for undeclared foreign assets, Bahl denies the reports

BTVi reports that Enforcement Directorate has initiated action against Raghav Bahl in a black money case

Emergency in Karnataka: Congress ally JD(S) files FIR against journalist Vishweshwar Bhat for publishing a report on Kumaraswamy’s son

An FIR is filed against him by the legal cell of the JD(S) for publishing a report on Nikhil Kumaraswamy the party alleges to be 'false'

Here are the false, convoluted media narratives that were peddled in 2019 and failed miserably

In 2014, Modi steamrolled the opposition, because they were dead on arrival. He won 282 seats. In 2019, opposition and media had more ammunition to attack him. He wins 303 seats.

I am an Indian Muslim, stop feeling sorry for me

Journalists should get off their high horses and step out of their studios to see how nothing really has changed for an average Muslim

“False and Baseless” – Govt denies media reports on Arun Jaitley’s health, asks them to refrain from rumour mongering

Union Government says that media reports on Arun Jaitley's health are false and baseless

Journalist wants to ‘crowdfund’ a parallel parliament so that Atishi Marlena can become an MP

The 'neutral media' meltdown seems to have reached its peak after AAP's Atishi Marlena came in third in East Delhi Lok Sabha seat
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PM Modi wishes ‘abhinandan’ to party workers, Pakistani media thinks he was talking about Wing Commander Abhinandan

Prime Minister was delivering a speech to the newly appointed members at the Parliament Central Hall on Saturday

Scratch a ‘feminist’, find a sexist ‘poet’ who passes off his sexism under the garb of artistic liberty

An image of a rotten orange was used by a journalist on Instagram to depict a 'woman' who has had 'many lovers'

Rajdeep Sardesai thinks Narendra Modi should thank Masood Azhar, among others, for BJP’s victory

As a long term Congress loyalist media person, Rajdeep Sardesai is yet to come to terms that Modi won a second term with thumping majority

Congress-friendly journalist Pallavi Ghosh calls out her own channel for reporting ‘wrong news’ about the Gandhis

Senior journalist Pallavi Ghosh just accused her own channel of spreading fake news

The Wire traces and ‘hunts down’ Muslim women who support Modi, call them ‘RSS-backed’

The Wire insinuates that the voices of these Muslim women are not valid only because they are part of an organisation that is 'RSS-backed'
The Print has been coming up with Shivam Vij's articles that make completely contradictory claims in a matter of days

Shivam Vij is the ‘Kachcha Nimbu’ of ThePrint that gets to bat from both sides

Shivam Vij’s flagrantly contradictory articles claim all possible outcomes of an event, maybe so he could later claim that he was right in 50% of the instances.
Instances when Media outlets went terribly wrong about the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

6 instances when Indian media got it horribly wrong and predicted a Modi loss in 2019

Amidst fierce political slugfest, the Indian media dismissed Modi's re-election as PM, only at their own peril
Rana Ayyub had a meltdown seeing BJP securing an unprecedented victory

Unprecedented Modi victory triggers meltdown for controversial journalist Rana Ayyub

Prospect of a stunning Narendra Modi victory in 2019 Lok Sabha election triggered a mental collapse for controversial journalist Rana Ayyub
NYT peddles Modi 2.0 as victory of India's most divisive leader

Dear New York Times, India has chosen Modi 2.0, deal with it

When India gives a thumping, unprecedented, overwhelming victory to a man who has made every single Indian feel proud of their nation and heritage, the NYT's heartburn is expected. 
Reactions of Liberals after NDA appearing to secure majority

‘Liberals’ have a meltdown as result day trends indicate a massive victory for PM Modi

Trends indicate that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will once again take an oath for the post of Prime Minister. This has not gone down well with the Liberal intelligentsia and they are losing their cool over this prospect

Leftist propaganda portal The Wire, says ‘it doesn’t matter who wins today’, fear mongers on result day

The article has also the classical hallmarks of Peak Liberal Intellectualism: Fear-Mongering, Masochism, Delusions, bizarre allegations of Fascism and inciting further political polarization.
Rajdeep Sardesai rubbishes EVM hacking claims, says opposition parties should refrain from undermining the electoral process

Now, even Rajdeep Sardesai abandons opposition parties’ EVM clown car

In stark contrast to his natural disposition, Rajdeep Sardesai has slammed the opposition parties trying to create controversy over EVMs.

AAP’s Sanjay Singh wants Arnab Goswami to either go to a mental asylum, be jailed or drowned

AAP's Sanjay Singh was reacting to a clip by Arnab where he was mocking the Opposition for their EVM drama

Barkha Dutt expresses deep anguish over the fact that the mainstream media can no longer influence elections

Barkha said it doesn't make her happy that mainstream media cannot influence the voters to vote in a particular way anymore.
Rana Ayyub uses the 2015 murder of Akhlaq to peddle fear and victimhood for Muslims, ignores Hindus killed for their religion

Fear and falsehood: How a colonialist ecosystem paints the Modi government as communal

Was Akhlaq killed because the killers wanted him to convert to Hinduism? The incident is called communal because the killers belonged to one community and the victim to another.

The curious case of ‘Tricolour News Network’ and their Romanian owner Diana Biciin

It is curious that Aam Aadmi Party social media cell member shared a video of a dubious platform which was earlier used by Congress' Kapil Sibal

‘Journalist sitting in a political party’s lap is calling others godi media’, Aaj Tak’s Rohit Sardana hits out at NDTV’s Ravish Kumar

Aaj Tak journalist Rohit Sardana said that earlier journalists used to decide ministry allocations.
Journalists have also started joining AAP leaders in attempts to peddle fake news regarding EVMs

After Exit Polls indicate NDA victory, AAP leaders and journalist spread fake news to discredit EVMs

Not just politicians, even certain journalists have resorted to peddling Fake News regarding EVMs to further their political agenda.

BBC tweaks timeline, sets 2024 as the year when Rahul Gandhi will finally come of age and unseat Modi

The BBC eulogises Congress President Rahul Gandhi while giving him five more years to prove himself as a credible politician
Congress has a number of excuses lined for their predicted loss, all of them contradict each other

Congress’ new excuse for predicted loss: North Indian voters are not as educated as South Indians

Congress spokesperson Shama Mohammad stated that the reason of Congress' bad performance in North Indian states is that the people in North Indian states are 'pliable' and they are not educated like the people in the south.
Sunetra Choudharu conjures up an unnamed 'clued in Congress leader' to salvage their fate

Former NDTV journalist uses an unnamed ‘clued in Congress leader’ to assert that Exit Polls are declaring Congress’ demise ‘too soon’

Most of the exit polls released yesterday have predicted a total rout for the Congress and the UPA coalition parties

Dubious NewsX Neta Exit Poll gave NDA 242 seats while being overdependent on a less than popular mobile app

NewsX Neta Exit Polls predicts the NDA to secure 242 seats, 30 short of the 272 required for a majority. The UPA is predicted to win 164 while Others are expected to win 136.
Ravish Kumar has a mental breakdown as BJP set to form a government at centre, according to exit polls

NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar has a prolonged meltdown on his show after the Exit Polls predicted a landslide BJP victory

Most of the Exit Polls suggested that BJP may be well placed to form another government at the centre

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