1. Arnab Goswami openly bats for ‘media trial’; says ‘I am the judge, jury & executioner on my show’

Arnab Goswami openly bats for ‘media trial’; says ‘I am the judge, jury & executioner on my show’

Senior journalist Arnab Goswami has been away from television news for a while now but that didn't deter him from openly supporting the concept of media trial on various issues.

By: | Updated: April 11, 2017 1:12 PM
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Senior journalist Arnab Goswami has been away from television news for a while now but that didn’t deter him from openly supporting the concept of media trial on various issues. While speaking at an interview in a radio channel Radio City, Goswami said that the fact that media should not be taking sides is a rubbish narrative and is an age-old theory. He said that there is a dire need for media to change in the year 2017. The answer to this question came when Goswami was asked by the RJ that if he was not a TV journalist, what would he have liked to be. To this, Goswami replied that the answer is ‘definitely a lawyer’. The RJ was quick to respond that, in his case, both are the same. Goswami wittingly replied that there is a difference, that he is not the lawyer, but instead he is the ‘judge, jury, executioner’ in his shows.

On the topic of media trial, Goswami said that there is nothing wrong while taking sides and being opinionated when it comes to issues like corruption, terrorism and communal problems. He also added that he tries to put his point-of-view in his news shows in the best way possible, but he never forces anyone to think a certain way. He said that people have their full liberty to disagree.

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During the show on radio, Goswami was seen talking about a lot of things where people got to listen to a lighter version of the man who is generally known to be a very serious journalist. He also talked about his new project Republic TV and what how he is planning to change the media landscape of the country. He said there is a need for a change in ‘chalta hai’ attitude. He also talked about the difference between different media, where he said that newspapers are dead and digital is the future. He also requested people to tune into his channel when it comes out.

 

With his firebrand personality, Arnab Goswami, through his show Newshour on Times Now, changed the 9 pm news slot with his signature style sensationalistic and loud demeanour. After his abrupt exit from Times Now, the popular journalist Arnab Goswami had immediately announced his own venture Republic. The announcement had attracted the ire of BJP MP Subramanian Swamy who had said that the grant of a license to the news channel to broadcast under the name of ‘Republic’ would be ‘contrary to law and a direct breach’ of the Emblems and Names Act. The name was then changed to Republic TV.

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    sagar
    Apr 24, 2017 at 10:04 pm
    Arnab is good anchor but not a good interview-maker. His interview was boring with Jayalalithaa or Modi even. One thing is bad with him, he paints a lot and accuses particular party. Majority of us know he is supporter of saffron party. His new TV may not click as before
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      M R Jethwani
      Apr 12, 2017 at 8:11 pm
      We are dying to see him back in action...All channel anchors have now adopted his strategy..
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      1. Satyam Pateriya
        Apr 11, 2017 at 2:49 pm
        FE is continuously writing against Arnab since long time to malign his image. We know that you don't have the courage to ask questions to your masters. But if somebody is doing real journalism, why to target him.
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          jamal
          Apr 11, 2017 at 3:28 pm
          He's is just opposite of what you're writing. After he left we aren't hearing loud voices for shallow arguments.
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          1. Shivam Gen
            Apr 12, 2017 at 7:38 pm
            Well the Name Tells the Tail of your Hate Against Arnab. U know after 2014 everything went Black & White. Before 2014 every argument would be use to be on gray line, and People like u, use to choose gray line, but now u cant hide yr hate, as it becomes so obvious when u utter words against Arnab,
        2. Krishnan Vaidyanathan
          Apr 11, 2017 at 2:33 pm
          Am sure for their personal reasons like career, money and fame, there isn't a journalist in the country who doesn't take sides on a issue; only that their expressions are intelligently crafted to look objective.
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          1. Krishnan Vaidyanathan
            Apr 11, 2017 at 2:32 pm
            Am sure for their personal reasons like career, money and fame, there isn't a journalist in the country who doesn't take sides on a issue; only that their expressions are intelligently crafted to look objective.
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              R Chandra
              Apr 11, 2017 at 4:59 pm
              Absolutely correct. The clever ones try to craft their partisan views in a polished manner. But the intelligent young generation can detect bull fast. These sycophants wearing the mask of journalists are getting exposed. The real ones like Arnab are loved by his fans in millions. You can't be neutral between the raped and the rapist; between the army jawans dying on the border and JNU hoodlums shouting "break India" or supporting Kasabs & Afzal Guru. Let the spade be called a spade; let us shed this false veneer of so called "intellectualism". We need a thousand Arnabs to expose the anti-national enemies within, while our brave jawans combat with the enemies on the border and in Kashmir.
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            2. Chandrasekaran Venkataraman
              Apr 11, 2017 at 1:38 pm
              When he says that media should not be taking sides is a rubbish narrative, he has blatantly admitted that he is the est to survive and an aspirant for an award. Tomorrow, he may say that visual media does not belong to the respected 'Fourth Estate' of the good olden days. God save democracy.
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