TV Newsance 220: TV News’ obsession with Seema Haider, Oppenheimer outcry

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

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This week we took a look at all the nuisance around Seema Haider, a Pakistan national, who crossed the border into India to be with her lover – becoming the obsession of TV news media. 

Over the past few weeks, all the news channels covered Haider’s story extensively – some even uploading around 20 new videos on it every day, many laced with sensational, misleading thumbnails.

Amid this, Sudhir and gang found a new reason to get offended on behalf of the Hindu community. The cause of their outcry this time was the sex scene in Christopher Nolan’s new movie Oppenheimer, in which the protagonist recites a verse of the Bhagwat Gita. 

Meanwhile, the Parliament’s monsoon session witnessed upheavals through the week as the opposition demanded that prime minister Narendra Modi discuss the Manipur issue. But while PM Modi continued to wear silence, BJP minister Smriti Irani indulged in pitiful whataboutery, and accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of “putting Manipur on fire”. This, when the BJP is in power in both the state of Manipur and the centre.

For all this and more, watch. 

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