If you have been following news on Twitter (where else are you going to follow it anyway), you know that India is currently debating the TRP row. Which, for those who are not fully aware, involves many news channels being accused of rigging the TRPs.
And one of them happens to be Republic TV. Naturally, this has become an extremely controversial matter for the channel's editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami (even by his standards). But what we are looking at here, is something different.
He demolish democracy fourth pillar he must be arrested #ArrestArnab— Simmi Ahuja (@SimmiAhuja_) October 9, 2020
In a clip that is doing rounds on social media, an India Today reporter can be seen banging on Arnab Goswami's car, repeatedly asking him to answer his questions.
Now, I have seen everything in Indian media. pic.twitter.com/WfSWu61zvc— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) October 8, 2020
He gets quite passionate as rage takes over him and he stands in front of the slowly moving car, only to be pushed aside by the policemen.
Now, I'll give you nothing to tell me where you have seen this kind of reporting before. Take your time. Take more time. Yes? ON REPUBLIC TV!!
Time to pause the whole media, give them time to introspective and put some regulations that work. https://t.co/3h4ta9Cf8V— Anirudh Sharma (@imanirudhsharma) October 9, 2020
And Arnab being asked for answers by a shouting journalist brings things to a full circle. I mean, we all remember the kahan ho Salman rant, and a hundred others like it.
Anyway, reactions have been pouring in on the video and here are some of them.
Indian media seems to be reaching the low before it starts making a pull back. Hopefully the next few years change the situation. https://t.co/XOsD56OqLd— आदित्य (@13adityas) October 9, 2020
The apprentice showing the master skills of his own. https://t.co/LFfmfpD6pF— Shriram Manohar (@ShriramManohar) October 9, 2020
did the india today reporters take a crash course on "leaping" journalism from Republic reporters hahah https://t.co/L7IO7r7XPh— Jhanvi Patro🇮🇳 (@PawsitivePatro) October 9, 2020
When you do internship from Republic TV— Archit Kumar (@archit0707) October 8, 2020
And gets placed in India Today https://t.co/6FlCrJxclq
No space left for any 'moral high ground' even! https://t.co/miki3GxT43— Aaditya भारत (བྷཱ་རཏ) Tiwari (@aadityahbti) October 8, 2020
They do love a bit of chaos on Indian tv news. https://t.co/1QqDT1SvtW— Conor Reidy (@ConorJReidy) October 9, 2020
Goswami, by the way, seems so happy with the attention. https://t.co/Py093aTRvw— Ahmad Husain (@AhmadHusainAMU) October 9, 2020