Though Arnab Goswami is no stranger to delivering ‘sensational’ statements while conducting debates on his show, his latest announcement has come as a bit of a shock.
Because, while discussing the Palghar lynchings live on air, Arnab Goswami resigned from the Editors Guild of India.
Arnab Goswami resigns from the Editors Guild of India live on air.— Kashyap Patel 🇮🇳 (@kashyap9991) April 20, 2020
Well done #ArnabGoswami 🙌@republic @Republic_Bharat @aishkapoor pic.twitter.com/n4CNVexI8G
In his announcement, he stated that his decision to resign comes from the Guild’s silence on pertinent issues related to Covid-19:
The Editors Guild of India has become a self-serving organisation, and I hereby, on live television, resign. I resign from the Editors of Guild of India for its absolute compromise on editorial ethics, for being an organisation that is only operating in self-interest. It (the Guild) is nothing but a group of has-beens.
People took to Twitter to comment on his resignation:
Me: Who is #ArnabGoswami— sɪᴅᴅʜᴀʀᴛʜ_ʀᴀɪ♥ (@siddhupaji_) April 21, 2020
#ArnabGoswami resigns from membership of #EditorsGuild of India— Vinay Kumar Dokania🇮🇳 | विनय कुमार डोकानिया (@VinayDokania) April 20, 2020
Credibility of Editors Guild of India jumps to new record highs..
#ArnabGoswami never deserved any place in the Editor’s Guild, he’s stopped being a journalist a very long time ago. He of zero credibility talking of credibility is comical. He’s a propaganda mouth piece. pic.twitter.com/Nu7phzAz1F— Sangita (@Sanginamby) April 20, 2020
Good riddance #ArnabGoswami #EditorsGuild— Ashish Sonde (@ashishsonde) April 21, 2020
Glad to know that Mr. Goswami resigned frm EditorsGuildofIndia. A person who isn’t a journalist anymore should better go off track and feel free to become spokesperson of a political party. Mr. Goswami is a ‘Judge’ disguising as a ‘journalist’.#EditorsGuild #Arnab #ArnabGoswami— Mahmodul Hassan (@mhassanism) April 21, 2020
#ArnabGoswami has finally realized that he isnt a journalist #EditorsGuild— JOEL JOHNSON (@johnson_joel14) April 20, 2020
I am so happy that #ArnabGoswami resigned from membership of #EditorsGuild of India, automatically the Credibility of Editors Guild of India goes to new highs… He turned into PR agency and his channel is English version of Sudershan news. Good riddance— QueenBee (@vaidehisachin) April 21, 2020
#ArnabGoswami resigning from #EditorsGuild is like Germany beating Brazil in cricket. #NoBodyGivesAFuck— Abhinav Rao (@Rao_Abhinav1991) April 20, 2020
Arnab Goswami to #EditorsGuild— Shashidhar Rao A R (@AR_SHASHIDHAR) April 20, 2020
Somebody stop me!!! ⬇️#ArnabGoswami pic.twitter.com/AwmFaVvTcj
#arnabgoswami resigns from editors ‘Guild’ of India— Rohil (@rahulorrohit) April 20, 2020
Should he have accepted the guilt earlier and realised he’s not a journalist? @republic#EditorsGuild https://t.co/uJl0yPuHdj
As of now the Editors Guild of India has not stated anything on Goswami’s resignation.