Another journalist, Rana Ayyub, calls Arnab's NewsHour a kangaroo court.
Sagarika Ghose tweets that journalists should not take the side of any political party. 'How original,' I think.
Rajdeep Sardesai asks Sania Mirza when she is going to settle down and have children. All those who read the interview were tearing their scalp in an attempt to understand: How was it Rajdeep's business to know when Sania is going to have a baby?When did he become family planning and cultural authority on the appropriate time for an Indian girl to have a baby? And, why must all Indian girls 'settle down'?
Sometime ago, there was much bewilderment about how Bhupendra Chaubey could ask Sunny Leonne some very demeaning questions.
Too much self-righteousness from our journalists. They seem to be always in a battle with each other for the control and rights to self-righteousness. For Indians, they seem to know what is 'socially proper behaviour.'
Something I am beginning to liken to 'journalism activism.' Similar to judicial activism, but that is welcome - it sets things straight. This doesn't - it sets things slippery.
A paragraph from my, 'A Guy Growing Old in a Country Growing Young,' might be relevant here:
While the media tried to expose details of Tarun Tejpal’s alleged sexual assault of his junior, some self-righteous journalists within the media said it was already a case of ‘media excess.’ And a paragraph from an article dated 29 November 2013 on Firstpost.com said: ‘This case has been magnified by the media that carelessly chose to recycle your articulate voice [that of the junior] rather than finding their own. You may be the victim, the entire media is not.’
Indian journalists don't write, it seems, they preach.