Barkha Dutt to Arnab Goswami: Happy that you loathe my kind of journalism

Barkha Dutt mentioned that she is ashamed to be from the same industry as Arnab Goswami who called for gagging of media.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 28, 2016 8:05 am
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Miffed over Times Now Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami demanding strict action against “pseudo-secular and pro-Pakistan” journalists, NDTV consulting editor Barkha Dutt has written a strongly worded Facebook post criticising her former colleague for his “cowardly hypocrisy”. Dutt said she is ashamed to be from the same industry as Goswami who called for gagging of media.

In his primetime Newshour debate on July 26, which happened to be Kargil Diwas, Goswami had called some of his rival channels sympathiseres of terrorists and pro-Pakistan and had called for stringent punishment for them. Taking strong exception to the #ProPakistanDoves term used by him for journalists, Dutt questioned his silence over the alliance agreement between BJP and PDP that commits them to talks with Pakistan and Hurriyat and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s own Pakistan outreach.

So he drones on and on about Pro Pakistan Doves without one word on the JK alliance agreement that commits the BJP and PDP to talks with Pakistan and Hurriyat and is silent on Modi’s own Pakistan outreach- neither of which I object to- but since Arnab Goswami measures patriotism by such views why is he so silent on the government? Chamchagiri?” wrote Barkha.

She also expressed disgust over sections of media’s silence on Goswami calling them ISI agents. “Imagine, a journalist actually exhorts the government to shut down sections of the media, misrepresents them as ISI agents and terror sympathisers, calls for them to be tried and acted against. And our fraternity remains locked into politically correct and timid silence,” wrote the NDTV journalist.

Barkha also mentioned that she “hopes that she will always be someone whose journalism Goswami loathes as it would kill her to be on the same side of any issue as him”.

Dutt’s post calling out the Times Now anchor, which has gone viral, has over 4,000 shares and 15,000 likes on Facebook  within 18 hours.

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Well I am not a shrinking violet Mr. Goswami and no matter how many times you take my name directly or indirectly on your show, I really don’t give a toss for your opinion. I hope I will always be someone whose journalism you loathe, because trust me, the feeling is so utterly mutual that it would kill me to be on the same side of any issue as you,” she wrote at the end.

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    Jul 28, 2016 at 7:47 am
    Lets give Burkha a one way ticket to ISIS land. She has done wonderful job of being the spokesperson for the Taliban and stani terrorist; I am pretty sure she will be wonderful ISIS representative. Highly recommended female Jihadi Burkha along with her two husbands Mir and Haseeb.
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      Jul 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm
      Someone should investigate how much money the "Award Vapsi" thugs got to defame India with fake intolerance debate. A website should be started to list these traitor thugs along with their photographs, asking them whether they have really returned the award money in today's value. Investigation also should be conducted to probe their connections with the terror elements.
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        Burkha datt
        Jul 28, 2016 at 5:16 pm
        Look who's talking again , tell her it is no fone conversation with ***a Radia
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          Carlyle Pereira
          Jul 29, 2016 at 6:41 pm
          Arnab Goswani is a pro Government. lt;br/gt;He is loud and does not believe in democracy. lt;br/gt;He ask a question to a person and does not allow the person to;br/gt;He does not believe in mutual;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Ms. Barkha is a highly respected person in the industry
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            Delhi Thulla
            Jul 28, 2016 at 2:28 am
            True stan and India both will be well served if the commentator was on the right side of the border. If you are a stani, be pro stan , if you are an India be pro India. I think you get the drift...dont play the Trojan horse and then expect respect.
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