News should not have views of writers, says CM Manohar Parrikar

If you want to give your views you can carry it as an analysis, he said. "If something has not happened and someone prints it as it has happened, then it would amount to biggest disservice," Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

By: PTI | Panaji | Published: November 16, 2017 4:56 pm
Manohar Parrikar says news should not have views of writers Goa CM, Manohar Parrikar (File Photo)

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said news and views should be kept separate by journalists. Addressing a function organised by journalists here to mark the National Press Day, he also said that newspapers should be honest carriers of news to the common man. News should not have views of the writers. If you want to give your views you can carry it as an analysis, he said. “If something has not happened and someone prints it as it has happened, then it would amount to biggest disservice,” Parrikar said.

“You should not feel the pressure because a chief minister doesn’t like certain comments. I feel that the news are not views, you can always use the inside pages to express your views,” he said.

“I am a person who believes in the thinking that ‘I differ with you, but I will fight till the last for your right to differ with me,” the senior BJP leader said.

Parrikar said the newspapers should be honest carriers of news to the common man. “But we have seen the trend that things are being distorted in some of the newspapers.”

“When a journalist writes false news that time he is sacrificing his principles. There are many who try to push in rumours through the newspapers,” the chief minister said.

“As a politician I have dared to criticise the media because the way you (media) have the right to write against me, I also enjoy it (right) to question you,” he said.

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  1. Binoy Hoskote
    Nov 17, 2017 at 10:36 am
    WELL SPOKEN CM PARRIKAR. Translate that into action please. On 15th Nov.2015 you heald a presser, about an modern DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENTthat gives 29 analytical tests in 2 minutes. .....a very good initiative. .....but THE CLAIM MADE THERE IN THAT OOA IS THE FIRST STATE INTRODUCING IT IN INDIA FOR THE FIRST TIME IS TOTALLY INCORRECT. AAM AADMI PARTY introduced a better version called SWASTHYA SLATE PRODUCING 33 TESTS IN 2 MINUTES SINCE MID-2015 IN OPERATION IN DELHI'[s 170 AAP-world renown MOHALLA CLINICS. Basic decency and civil integrity requires you-mr. parrikar to issue a correction giving due credit where due....otherwise, IT IS TANTAMOUNT TO SCAVENGING CREDIT FROM OTHERS, YOU'LL AGREE.
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      Ome
      Nov 16, 2017 at 5:17 pm
      Absolutely Correct. Otherwise, like it is happening now, it will be a prejudiced opinion. News is just reporting of facts. Today's media is running an agenda of its own after being paid for palming off a section's views...like the Award Wapsi Brigade's, Corrupt middlemen who will pay for planting news and political parties that think they have extra cons utional dynastic right to rule.
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