TV Newsance Ep 141: Digital media versus Arnab Goswami

Your weekly dose of all the insanity that passes off as news on TV.

ByNL Team
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While the world of news shook with questions of mass surveillance with Pegasus Project, Indian TV news anchors jumped on the first wagon of distraction they could find: the story of a small-time businessman involved in an alleged "porn racket". News on Raj Kundra, whose only claim to fame is his marriage to 1990s Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, was the flavour of the week. India Today wore its sleaze on its sleeve to make sure the eyeballs keep rolling.

Meanwhile, Arnab Goswami was on one of his periodic tirades against independent media. We unpack Arnab’s logic of the news business and explain how news that serves the public determines the very health of a democracy.

Amish Devgan delivered an emotionally charged monologue which followed Twitter trends on #GullMedia. His feelings were so contagious, we caught some too! Watch.

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Complaining about the media is easy and often justified. But hey, it’s the model that’s flawed.

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