The hottest trending topic right now is: “Barkha Dutt-Radia-Vir Sanghvi” controversy. Check my previous post for full details of this scam: http://bit.ly/a3mOG9
This scam is fueling on twitter and various blogs,since one week with tweeple and bloggers frantically tweeting and blogging,questioning Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi over this and expressing their disgust,anger,disappointment,shock,disbelief,outrage over this shocking revealation.
The tag #barkhagate is trending at Number 1 spot since one week. Now, a new tag #mediamafia is trending too. All thanks to Twitter and few bloggers, the internet junta is now aware of this scam
This scam is already covered and discussed on various International newspapers/journals like “Washington Post”, “Huffington Post” ,”New York Times”, “Wall Street Journal” etc.
Sagarika Ghosh of IBN first supported Vir Sanghvi on twitter,but after the twitterati slashed back at her,she retracted and promised to cover this scam on her show,”Face the Nation”. She indeed did,but diplomatically without divulging any names of her co-journalists like Barkha Dutt,Vir Sanghvi etc. All she said was “few journalists” are involved.
Our Indian media is busy raving about Pamela’s sarong,her sweeping the floor at Big Boss 4, her namaste,shukriya,dhak dhak karne laga etc. Its busy discussing whether Rakhi Ki Insaaf and Big Boss 4 should be pushed at 11pm instead of prime time. Arnab Goswami is busy yelling his lungs out over Kalmadi enjoying his vacation,yeddiyurappa’s resignation,change of timings over BB4 and Rakhi Ki Insaaf”,A Raja,Lalit Modi etc.
Indian media has pushed this controversy under carpet permanently,and the common man in India who banks on newspapers and news channels for nation’s news is “kept in dark” and deceived of this scam.
Recently,succumbing to pressure on twitter,blogs, “Times Now”, NDTV and other news channels are talking about these tapes, making Radia scapegoat and inturn shielding their own journalists who are “hand in glove” with Radia in this scam.
I recently shot an email to Mr Karan Thapar asking him if he can unearth this scam on his show and as well take the names of journalists. I received affirmative response from him.
Here is his response:
Lets keep our fingers crossed.
Updated on 26th Nov 2010:
1>Mr Karan Thapar keeps up his promise! He is indeed speaking about Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi on his show at 10 PM:
He had invited both Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi to his show tonight but both declined.
See Video here:
2>Barkha Dutt feeling the “heat” blogs her defense on NDTV website:[which sounded more like Politicians rendering their justifications after caught red-handed”]