TV Newsance Episode 113: Zee News conspiracy and India Today’s ‘success stories’

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

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This week we look at Sudhir Chaudhary’s hriday parivartan towards the protesting farmers. Well, almost! The benevolence fades out quickly as Sudhir rehashes an old trope to serve a new piping hot conspiracy on “Khalistani funding” for the farmer protests.

We also look at India Today’s soft romantic music infused video story, sponsored by the RP Sanjiv Goenka Group, about farmers who have benefitted from selling their produce in the open market under the new laws. These happy farmers, it turns out, are the same ones mentioned in a document that central minister Prakash Javadekar’s media manager had sent out to multiple journalists as “success stories”.

Reading list

‘We’ll turn Delhi into Punjab’: Meet Singhu’s women protesters

Guess who was India Today’s source for ‘success stories’ on farm laws? Prakash Javadekar

From #BharatBandhFlop to ‘peaceful protest’: How English media covered Bharat Bandh

A matter of trust: Why farmers want MSP written into law

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