Times Now hosted a Newshour program on BJP wanting to host the national flag. It invited feedback from news watchers to tweet their feedback. Tweeple Malleshwara had responded with his tweet. Please check below:
It was not just Malleshwara whose tweet got twisted. Tweeple Praween was among others whose tweet ended up convoluted. Please check below
Media deceit is not new in India. Brazenness of it is also not new. NDTV, CNN-IBN have manifested far worse behavior. What is remarkable here is its manifestation so soon after ‘Tweet Twisting’ was publicized by insightful Blogger Swathi Pradeep. Swathi had highlighted how Times Now had twisted Tweeple Suresh Nakhua. That infamous act was cited in Huffington Post too.
Either Times Now has no feedback mechanisms or worse it has people that believe misrepresentation is cool. Media does not seem to realize, Post Radiagate new words on media have entered lexicon – barkhagate, dalalmedia, mediamafia, chormedia etc.
Its time media realized that tightly controlled oligopoly environ when media could get away with deceit and lies is gone.
Prannoy Roy school of media deceit is well and truly dead.