It is past time that Arnab Goswami gave up on having his personal media trials. HE IS NO JUDGE, NO JURY. Only a so-called journalist gone rogue.
Shocking Or Staged: The Attacker Arnab Goswami Gets Attacked.
Attack On TV Anchor Arnab Goswami — Bigotry At Play Or A PR Stunt?
Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, known for calling people for civil debates and then wildly attacking them, was allegedly attacked by goons. But some investigators on Twitter think it may be a scripted PR stunt… like his brand of TV.
Basically, the infamous verbal hitter – from the Indian version of Fox News, Republic TV – saw some retaliation from the other side. Not that the violence is justified. Absolutely not.
“Two people have been arrested for attacking Arnab Goswami and his wife. The FIR has been registered at the NM Joshi Marg Police station under Sections 341 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Zone 3, Avinash Kumar told ANI.
Highlights! Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami attacked by goons — Real or a PR stunt?
- Arnab Goswami was assaulted by goons on his way back home past midnight
- This has taken a political turn and brings Sonia Gandhi into the picture as the culprit.
- #DramaBandKarArnab has been trending on twitter, for people think that all of it was staged.
On hearing about the said incident, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar, was appalled and further condemned the act of violence, “We condemn the attempt to attack renowned journalist Arnab Goswami. Essentially, we condemn every attack on any journalist. Because this is against democracy,” he told ANI.
Here Comes Another Accusation
Arnab’s in his complaint has accused two Youth Congress Workers of attacking him and his wife in the car.
“Congress leader Alka Lamba tweeted ‘Yuva Congress Zindabad’ using her verified social media handle. This celebration of the attack on me further reinforces my belief that this attack on me and my wife Samyabrata Ray has been orchestrated by Sonia Gandhi and her close circle of Congress leaders at a time when we have raised serious questions about her accountability in several cases, including the attack on Hindu monks in Palghar on 16th April,” Goswami stated.
Soon after the incident, Arnab Goswami released a video in which he practically challenged Sonia Gandhi, “..Sonia Gandhi, you tried to carry out an attack on me when I was driving back from work. Sonia Gandhi, bring it on. Maybe you did not like it. But nobody is scared of you anymore. Get your goons out, attack me, stop my car, do the hell what you can. We are not going to be scared of you and your monstrous measures.”
Watch: Arnab Goswami’s video message accusing Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi
He continued, “I hold you personally responsible for any consequences of any attack on me. If anything happens to me, it is Sonia Gandhi who is responsible. Sonia Gandhi and Vadra family who cannot take my questions right now. I have asked legitimate questions.”
Brash And Bigoted?
Well, the question is whether Arnab is even worthy of being called a journalist. Is he a Journalist? Really?
Trading in fear, conflict, and spectacle, Arnab Goswami has time and again proved himself to be aggressive, overtly nationalist, and brash. His TV news ethics are partisan and thrive on chaos. Selling on negativity and drama, his constant efforts towards trying to take his news channel to a global level are – for the lack of a better word – extremely ironic. The unwelcomed badgering of his guests on the show has become a source of entertainment for many Indians. Scripted dramas, anyone?
However, this does not bode well on a global level considering the fact that it is far from ideal. I give it to the man.
Arnab is an incredibly skilled businessman. Would I call him a journalist? Definitely not.
Scripting Drama In The Form Of News
Arnab is infamous for selling his opinion as the opinion of the entire nation. Does this propagate awareness and improve the knowledge quotient of his viewers? Journalists all over the world would like to debate on that. Instead of being a watchdog — like a journalist should be — he has unapologetically turned his channel into a profit-making entity.
Everything except questioning the government, verifying facts, and publishing the truth is happening while the man continues to be unacceptably abusive toward his talk show guests and the people around. It is shocking how he gets away with doing that on national television.
Legitimizing on the guilty pleasure of viewers to watch and thrive on drama, he played Republic TV by his rules and continues to do so.
Spiral Down To The Roots, Shall We?
While the nation wants to know the reality behind the attack, Twitter has been in frenzy and tweeple cannot keep calm, for they think that the attack was staged. #DramaBandKarArnab has been trending on twitter and tweets with the metadata of the video released are coming up on the web.
A user wrote, “Mr. Arnab ‘Nation wants to know’ how is this video put out by you being shown as generated at 20.17.11 (8:17 pm) on 22 April 2020 on both Metadata Info and Exif Info about the origin of this video. Needs a thoroughly investigated?”
Although the Metadata shows the time as per UTC, it is still very debatable how the video was made two days prior. That has made people wonder if it was a real attack as Arnab Goswami claims or indeed a scripted PR stunt like his brand of TV.
Needs more investigation
Another one said, “Just for the sake of flaunting, @ArnabGoswamiRtv lied, which was subsequently busted. Arnab was quite popular even then. Still for cheap vanity, he lied. So, I don’t have doubt that he enacted this drama impending arrest.”
Questioning the legitimacy of the news, some even wondered how the spokesperson tweeted about the attack even before the channel made it public.
A tweet investigating the attack incident on Arnab Goswami stated, ‘Republic tv tweeted about Arnab Attack at 1:06 am and BJP leader Sambit Patra tweeted at 1:05 am.
Conspiracy To Defame Congress?
Well, it is only a matter of time before the real truth comes out if the attack on Arnab Goswami was real or a PR stunt. However, one can not ignore the constant acts of bigotry by Arnab Goswami. TV news anchor or not, he needs to be a watchdog and not a lapdog.
What happened (if it wasn’t staged, that is) was extremely disgraceful and no amount of violence should be justified, no matter who the victim or the perpetrator is.
To malign an age-old politician – who comes from a family of leaders who’ve laid down their lives for the country — without circumstantial evidence is downright unethical and not very becoming of a Journalist. Sonia Gandhi may not ever have been a part of the scenario, but to take a jibe at her and accuse her is detrimental to her life, at the very least.
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