NDTV consulting editor Barkha Dutt yelled at her former colleague Arnab Goswami. Barkha criticised Goswami tagging “cowardly hypocrisy.” The Spat took place a day after Times Now Editor-in-Chief demand for strict action against “pseudo-secular and pro-Pakistan” journalists on his primetime News-hour debate on July 26.Barkha dutt slams Arnab Goswami via social networking site became viral.
Barkha Dutt expressed disgust over tagging media ‘ProPakistanDrove’ and slams Arnab Goswami. She lashed out Goswami tagging “cowardly hypocrisy” Barkha tweeted about Times-Now and Arnab and questioned about his ‘chamchagiri.’
Barkha stated in a Facebook post that she is ashamed to be from the same industry as Goswami, who gave a call for stopping of media. Goswami labelled some channels ‘sympathizers of militants and pro-Pakistan’ and demanded stringent punishment for them. Barkha made a significant omission on the ‘ProPakistanDoves’ term used by him.
She also questioned his muteness over the alliance agreement between BJP and PDP which tends them to talk with Pakistan and Hurriyat and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Pakistan surpass.This kind of open opposition is unusual in Indian media. But, Goswami encouraged argumentative declarations in recent course of the year. Times-now editor is blaming all criticism by them in the name ‘professional jealousy’ someone who is unable to tolerate the success of TimesNow.
Times Now calls for gagging of media & for journalists to be tried &punished. This man is journalist?Ashamed to be from same industry as him
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) July 27, 2016
Barkha mentioned her antipathy against the media’s silence on Goswami calling then ISI agents. “Imagine, a journalist actually exhorts the government to shut down sections of the media, misrepresents them as ISI agents and terror sympathisers, calls for them to be tried and acted against. And our fraternity remains locked into politically correct and timid silence,” wrote Barkha.
@BDUTT he speaks for his country
and you speak for Hafiz Sayed and those Kashmiris who want "freedom"
Y cry on backlash?
— Sundeep Mudgal (@Sundeep123) July 27, 2016
“Times Now calls for gagging of media & for journalists to be tried & punished. Is this man journalist? I am ashamed to be from same industry as him. What’s striking is his brazen and cowardly hypocrisy. So he drones on and on about Pro-Pakistan Doves without one word on the JK alliance agreement that commits the BJP and PDP to talks with Pakistan and Hurriyat and is silent on Modi’s own Pakistan outreach- neither of which I object to- but since Arnab Goswami measures patriotism by such views why he is so silent on the government? Chamchagiri?” Barkha on a Facebook post.
Barkha got a tremendous response on Twitter for her tweet “Times Now calls for gagging of media & for journalists to be tried &punished. This man is a journalist? Ashamed to be from same industry as him.”