[Reader-list] Shouldn¹t Vir, Barkha step down now?
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Fri Nov 19 19:04:05 IST 2010
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On 19/11/10 4:10 PM, "Aditya Raj Kaul" <kauladityaraj at gmail.com> wrote:
> Shouldn¹t Vir, Barkha step down now?
GN Bureau | November 19 2010
> Radia, a PR professional or to put it plainly, a lobbyist dictated
> goes into senior editor Vir Sanghvi¹s column and what NDTV anchor
> should tell the Congress ahead of cabinet formation, going by
> conversations authorities tapped (read the
here<http://www.openthemagazine.com/>or read a report
> more here than merely consulting an expert before writing a
> anchoring a story. Veteran and iconic journalists purportedly took
> a corporate lobbyist and purportedly coordinated the backdoor
> of a cabinet formation on behalf of business tycoons, if
these tapes are
> authentic. While we are in no position to endorse the
content, wouldn¹t these
> opinion-makers have asked a politician to resign
pending an inquiry?
> tapes reveal the ugly side of two of our venerable four estates.
As for the
> media, a veteran editor who plays a role in helping millions of
> opinion (we are being charitable here), stands compromised.
This is only an
> extension of the business of paid news (read our analysis
and the Press
> Council¹s unpublicised
While the other three estates
> have a degree of public accountability,
fourth estate goes scot free. A
> voter can question an MP once in five years,
but as a reader she has no way to
> question the editor.
As for the polity, the tapes raise the spectre of
> corporate democracy¹, for
the corporates, by the corporates and of the
> corporates. To stem this trend,
as a small step, shouldn¹t the guardians of
> the public interest Hindustan
Times and NDTV in this case ask Sanghvi and
> Dutt to step down and face
Aditya Raj Kaul
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