Arnab Goswami’s ‘Republic’ launch on social media leaves many bemused

Though the ardent fans have backed the social media campaign and are eagerly waiting for the launch, there was a lot trolling too.

By: Trends Desk | Kolkata | Updated: January 25, 2017 4:28 pm
arnab goswami, republic, republic on social, republic channel launch, arnab republic, arnab new channel social, trending news From jokes about noise reduction techniques to word play with ‘nation wants to know’, there were many interesting observations.

Journalist Arnab Goswami shocked everyone when he decided to quit Times Now. But his ardent fans did not have to wait for long as the former prime time anchor announced his new venture, Republic, very soon. Though the launch date of the channel is not yet clear, Goswami launched the Republic’s official Twitter and Facebook pages, along with a website. Like his ‘The News Hour’ show on Times Now, the social media drive was nothing but a spectacle that amused the audience.

True to his character, Goswami’s campaign material warned, “On the brink of shaking up the system all over again.” It urged people to join the “revolution” and asked to “shout out loud, disrupt the fence sitters.” Though the pages are not verified as of now, there was an unusual tweet from Twitter India that raised many eyebrows. “Welcome to Twitter, @Republic! We are happy to be your microphone to the Nation & World,” wrote the micro-blogging site. Many raised questions as to when did Twitter start welcoming a new entrant.

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Though the ardent fans have backed the social media campaign and are eagerly waiting for the launch, there was a lot trolling too. From jokes about noise reduction techniques to word play with ‘nation wants to know’, there were many interesting observations.

Goswami shot to fame for his daily prime time debate show ‘The News Hour’ that was reported to bring in over 60 per cent revenue for the news channel and has a dedicated audience base across the country. He resigned after working at the top for 10 years at Times Now. Goswami started his career at The Telegraph in Kolkata and has worked with NDTV.

Few interesting reactions on Twitter:

The social media launch have intrigued people and garnered many followers in very little time, but we can’t ignore the one-man-showmanship yet gain.

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First Published on: January 9, 2017 8:49 pm
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    Bnm
    Jan 9, 2017 at 5:57 pm
    He should expose corrupt,anti nationals,and project positive stories in all fields ,I mrean common people's achivements,highlight govt's achievements with facts.lt;br/gt;In debates no one should interrupt until one finishes his point,interrupting while other is talking is rude
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      Satyaki
      Jan 9, 2017 at 11:29 pm
      The Zee news of English news may be?
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        Junu
        Jan 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm
        All the best arnab .👍Don't let anybody manite you. People trust you, at least the youth(they admire you) you're their hero. Don't disappoint them.
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          MyTake
          Jan 9, 2017 at 6:45 pm
          I am amused because Media found it amusing that Armab giwasami coming with Republic!
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            MyTake
            Jan 9, 2017 at 9:12 pm
            In one strike Arnab Gowsami is going to get 60% of prime time viewers glued to his channel. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Arnab seems to have learned about the affect of surgical strikes from Modi! Good on him!lt;br/gt;(I still believe he got room for improvement but the main thing is he is honest and a quick learner).
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              MyTake
              Jan 9, 2017 at 6:50 pm
              India needs "disruptive" news and this is what Republic is probably going to be.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Welcome Republic - everything is now disruptive and people love that. News should not be any different!
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                nalini purohit
                Jan 10, 2017 at 5:53 am
                Seems arnob is modi of media journos to be bashed daily made fun by loosers corrupt and like modi he is self made not kisi kaka mama sifarish product who sitting innews chanels njoying insulting modi and arnob seems their inferiority complex eating thm like modi public wth arnob this fight is between self made and sifarish corrupt defective products jai ho vijay ho Republic
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                  Saurabh
                  Jan 10, 2017 at 3:26 am
                  Aurnob's Republic TV is media wing of bjp and rss
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                    bishad
                    Jan 9, 2017 at 8:26 pm
                    Another paid channel by bjp, this joker gonna shout and become judge..lt;br/gt;Chu***@ charnab ---LOL
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                      ams
                      Jan 9, 2017 at 8:35 pm
                      I would say two and half years ago he used to be an unbiased journalist but later he sold his soul to the Bhartiya Joomla party going to the extent of showing doctored videos in their support on Times Now. Lost a lot of respect for him.
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                        Danik
                        Jan 10, 2017 at 9:21 pm
                        Investor money financed the Republic Tv venture and that is who Arnab has to answer to.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Arnab Goswami is bought and paid for - the investors pull the strings and Arnab will be a puppet boy.
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                          Yashank Sakhardande
                          Jan 13, 2017 at 9:38 pm
                          Welcome to New India! :)
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                            MANGLESH MUJUMDAR
                            Jan 10, 2017 at 12:32 pm
                            There are more of negative written about Republic i.e. Modi and RSS sponsored media house. You should also know that more 75 % of revenue collected by Times Now because of Arnav only . Also, why TRP of Times Now dropped drastically. Also, why lacs of people are just waiting for his channel to start immediately. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He is gem of a person and that is why he is rated No.1 journalist in India.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Just because he is taking the side of truth and exposing wrong doing people, there are bunch of people who hates him and writes negative remarks. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Just imagine after how much of hard work along with his pion for journalism, he is there where lots of journalists are jealous of him. It is easy to make negative comment but he is the only journalist who exposed lots of wrong doing people, even he has not spared terrorists who are looking for his blood. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Balance your mind and then comment on Arnab and Republiclt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I wish great success to Arnab first and Republic will follow next.........
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                              Venkatraman Shenoy
                              Jan 10, 2017 at 12:07 am
                              And Arnab will be seventy and will retire voluntarily.
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                                Venkatraman Shenoy
                                Jan 10, 2017 at 12:04 am
                                The so called 'doctored' videos have been forensically proved to be genuine. In the Indian Republic, if you didn't know, you have a choice to watch the TV you like and not watch the ones you don't like. Choose wisely.
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                                  deelip
                                  Jan 12, 2017 at 12:15 pm
                                  all the English channels are bound to take a big hit for sure.
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                                    krishnamurthi
                                    Jan 17, 2017 at 1:25 pm
                                    Arnab You enthralled IIT audience. Just make sure Republic wins lt;br/gt;and you are ahead of other Channels. Good luck.
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                                      ashok
                                      Jan 9, 2017 at 10:59 pm
                                      Would not watch Arnab if someone paid me to do so.
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                                        Manzoor
                                        Jan 9, 2017 at 5:15 pm
                                        His show is nothing but a messy fish market.
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                                          minal shukla
                                          Jan 31, 2017 at 8:43 am
                                          Arnab , start from tomorrow THE VASANT PANCHAMI DAY.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Is true that as of now not possible for REPUBLIC to be '' PUBLIC''?
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                                            SHANKER PAI
                                            Mar 1, 2017 at 6:58 pm
                                            DEAR ARNAB GOSWAMI lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I WISH TO MEET YOU lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;SHANKER PAIlt;br/gt;nonofficial_sspaiat the rateof
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