Click Links below for audio and transcripts.
Also read my blogs under Radiaa tapes for 140 Tapes.
Not only Burka Dutt and VirSanghvi.
You also have Rajjdeep SarDesai.
For that matter look at Arnab Goswami of Times Now.
He will pillory every one ,but will not,even by a remote hint,say a word about Sonia Gandhi while exposing recent scams, be it CWG,2G,ISRO-Antrix.
(read my blog under media/corruption)
Why has not NDTV filed a case against’ Open’?
Why can’t they file a case against’ OutLook’ which has released the Audio tapes of Radia and Burkha?
They could have at least denied that the voice in the Audio was not that of Burkha.
Tamil Poet Bharatiar said Demons were to Rule ,Moral Codes shall eat Corpses’
”பேய் ஆண்டால்,பிணம் தின்னும் சாத்திரங்கள் ‘
There have been unconfirmed news reports about big payoffs to two journalists through Radia [ Link : The rise and rise of Niira Radia ] for services rendered (no names mentioned yet). Radia herself is said to have fled to London earlier this year when the news of her meddling around and batting for A. Raja broke. However, she apparently reached out to her vast network of powerful contacts, arranged that she won’t be unduly hassled or arrested on this account and returned to India about two months later. Apparently, recently she has been interrogated at length by the ED [ ED grills Niira Radia for 8 hours in 2G scam ]
After several days of silence, hoping that a collective blackout by the self-proclaimed mainstream media will ‘kill’ the story, Barkha Dutt first came out and tweeted a rebuttal. This singular fact alone should make many wonder about her level of maturity and her standing as a credible, balanced and ethical journalist, leave alone a News Editor. Subsequently, ND TV & Barkha Dutt have also threatened to initiate legal action against OPEN magazine [ Link ] for carrying the leaked ‘audio’ clips. One wonders why OUTLOOK, which also carried them, has not been threatened similarly.
During 26/11, Barkha Dutt and some of her colleagues were thought to have endangered the lives of some of the victims through their thoughtless, insensitive and unprofessional ways, all for the sake of sensationalism and a jump in TRPs apparently. When this was blogged about by an individual [ Link about Cheytanya Kunte's blog piece after 26/11 ], he was threatened similarly with a defamation lawsuit, forcing him to issue an apology on his site and withdraw the ‘piece’ (naturally he must have felt that it was way beyond him to take on NDTV and its news editor Barkha Dutt singlehandedly). There were hardly any murmurs from the rest of the mainstream media about this episode.
Contrast this with the fact that Barkha Dutt and NDTV have, time and time again, mounted sting operations and let loose volleys of innuendoes and allegations against various personalities, based on hearsay and little tidbits of information, often without detailed corroboration and ratification, merely to spice up their news, sensationalize the item and as a result achieve consistently high TRP ratings. News Channels on Indian TV are generally packaged commercial products, surviving and thriving on ad revenues and attracting mass viewership nationally by playing to the lowest common denominators of political gossip, Bollywood and cricket.
Niira Radia taped conversation has been a talk of the town, and has become a byword for journalists lobbying the ministry for personal benefits. It is needless to say, how outstandingly this amoral act has tarred the image of the Fourth Estate that the masses bank upon for the truthful representation.
Radia tape evinces the fact that journalists now act from expediency, not from principle, though they are reckoned to be a watchdog of governing agencies. They have forgot their social responsibility and shunned their obligation to serve the society by putting up and doing what is right & true and what is for the interests of the masses.