The ‘Editor-in-chief’ Of Times Now news channel, Arnab Goswami, is making his vocal cords work harder nowadays. Thanks to the ongoing controversy over protest against the 2013 hanging of Afzal Guru in the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi he played a major part in blowing the controversy out of proportion.
The entire debate of Arnab Goswami’s show “The News Hour” was basically one long condemnation of the students – neutrality long forgotten. During the debate, as he is often known to do, Arnab lost his temper with a guest. In a harangue that was epic even by Arnab standards, he lashed out against ‘anti nationals’ and ‘traitors’.
One man who made his position very clear was anchor Ravish Kumar – the well-known and highly respected Hindi editor for NDTV. Normally very composed, Ravish is famous for his well-rounded and neutral editorials on his own prime time debate show. He commented on Arnab’s aggressive stance for which he was appreciated widely by people.
While both reporters i.e. Arnab Goswami and Ravish Kumar have their own prime time debate shows, Arnab goswami is frequently at his combative best on the show. At one point on the show he even lashed out at a student panelist of JNU, asking him not to dare speak over him.
While the sane headed Ravish Kumar impressed everyone with his honesty Arnab just created a chaos in the comfort of his studio.
Arnab even used Lance Naik Hanumanthappa and David Headley’s revelations to shape a national opinion of anger, hatred and disgust against the JNU students.
Rajeev dhavan tells court their team called "behenchod" and "Pakistan ke dalle" attacked with gravel. My stomach churns as an Indian today
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) February 17, 2016
Sensationalising the issue like Arnab Goswami does, it creates an impression on audience which can be one of the reasons Kanhaiya Kumar was beaten up by MLA’s and Lawyers.
Stop bringing journalism to a new low Arnab Goswami and take some lessons from reporters like Ravish Kumar, Rajdeep Sardesai, Barkha Dutt etc.
Read more : How Indian Journalists behave like a unruly mob.