“TIMES NOW”‘s Fiasco!
Thanks to @zoomindianmedia for emailing me this news piece.
A tweet from @sureshnakhua was twisted according to “Times Now” ‘s whims and fancy and aired to substantiate their stand on their show “News hour Debate”.
Similar incident of flashing tweets from non-existent twitter accounts to substantiate the “news channel’s viewpoint” occured on CNN IBN’s “India at 9” show,on December 16th 2010. Link: https://swathipradeepworld.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/cnn-ibns-fake-twitter-ids-blooper/
Moving ahead with “Times Now” ‘s FIASCO.
On Oct 18th,2010, the original tweet tweeted by Suresh Nakhua was:
The twisted tweet which falsely showcased @sureshnakhua as “Congress supporter” was:
“Congress should not lose its focus by worrying about Modi”.
Mr Suresh was agitated by this “twisted tweet” fiasco and emailed “Times Now”, with proof substantiating his claims, and demanded public apology.
Mr Hector Kenneth, Senior Editor,”Times Now”, replied to Suresh’s five repeated emails after seven days,citing:
“There was another user with the feedback that was wrongly ascribed to you”.
Mr Suresh did not “buy” this reason. He verified with the list of tweets sent to Newshour on 18/10/2010 between 0913hrs and 2358hrs, and again, emailed “TIMES NOW” denying their claims.
Mr Hector continued to be adamant,but later gave-in and admitted to the fiasco.
Please find ALL the screenshots below:
1)Twisted tweet aired on “News Hour” debate by Times Now:
2) Suresh’s letter to Times Now:
3) Reply to Mr Suresh Nakhua from Mr Hector,Senior Editor of Times Now
4)Suresh’s letter proving the TIMES NOW’s claims wrong:
5)Reply from Arnab Goswami
6)Mr Hector continues to be adamant
7)Mr Hector gives-in,admits fiasco and apologizes
Updated on Dec 25th,2010:
This post is listed on Huffington Post! Check the word “startling discrepancies” in this HuffPost blog http://is.gd/jpTLs