Kannada channels fall for columnist’s joke, report Tamil Nadu has got GI tag for Mysore Pakhttps://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/broadcast-channel-misinterpret-satirical-tweet-about-tamil-nadu-getting-mysore-pak-gi-tag-6000272/

Kannada channels fall for columnist’s joke, report Tamil Nadu has got GI tag for Mysore Pak

While columnist Anand Ranganathan's tweet was a continuation of his previous tweet on the same topic, the sudden attention drawn to the thread sent him in a panic mode. "I can't believe this. Now another channel has picked it up," he tweeted.

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While Ranganathan’s tweet was a continuation of his previous tweet on the same topic, the sudden attention drawn to the thread sent him in a panic mode.

In a gaffe, various Kannada news channels misunderstood a satirical tweet by columnist Anand Ranganathan and reported that the government had given Tamil Nadu the GI tag for Mysore Pak, a popular South Indian sweet.

It all began when Ranganathan tweeted a photo of himself with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with a caption that read, “Pleased to receive this token of appreciation, on behalf of the one-man-committee for granting of the Mysore Pak GI tag to Tamil Nadu. Talks are proceeding smoothly. WDTT”

However, Ranganathan’s jovial tweet was misinterpreted and later picked by several news channels and broadcast as news.

While Ranganathan’s remark was a continuation of his previous tweet on the same topic, the sudden attention drawn to the thread sent him in a panic mode. “I can’t believe this. Now another channel has picked it up. Soon they will ask for Ms Sitharaman’s resignation. And my head,” he tweeted.