1. Arnab Goswami resigns as Times Now Editor-in-Chief

Arnab Goswami resigns as Times Now Editor-in-Chief

Arnab Goswami, the renowned television journalist, and the Editor-in-Chief of Times Now and ET Now has resigned.

By: | Updated: November 1, 2016 6:52 PM
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Arnab Goswami, the renowned television journalist, and the Editor-in-Chief of Times Now and ET Now has resigned. According to a report in the News Minute, Goswami announced his decision to quit and start his own venture in an editorial meet. Goswami was the Editor-in-Chief and President, News, for Times Now and ET Now. The report added that Goswami said he will continue with the television world.

Within a minute of the news report, Twitter predictably erupted with reactions. Times Now and Arnab Goswami have started trending on the social media network. Fans and critics are flooding Twitter with reactions, wondering where Arnab Goswami is headed, and the reason for his decision.

Arnab Goswami is widely credited for taking Times Now to new highs, and his two shows, The News Hour Debate and Frankly Speaking with Arnab, were often seen as trendsetters. His most recent interview that had invited wrath and praises, in equal measure, was with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a rare instance, Goswami had written a blog, slamming his contemporaries, who had targeted him for the ‘meek’ questions he posed to PM Modi.

Also read: Arnab Goswami quits Times Now! These witty and hilarious Twitter reactions will leave you gasping for breath 

In a three part reply to those who questioned his tone in the interview, Arnab had said, “There were some ridiculous questions on my tone. Was I soft? Why didn’t I raise my voice like on Newshour? Why did I keep referring to the Prime Minister as “Mr Prime Minister”? Three answers should silence this industry that obsesses about me. First, I used the same tone with Rahul Gandhi. If this industry is disappointed with how he let them down, its not my problem. Second, Frankly Speaking is an interview and The Newshour is a debate, both are therefore different styles and formats. And finally, “Mr Prime Minister” is the most appropriate reference point when you are speaking to the Prime Minister.”

Highlighting his channel’s achievements over the last few years, Arnab had said, “For the last ten years, Newshour and Frankly Speaking have defined the news agenda in India.” “Frankly Speaking has scooped every big interview, from Rahul Gandhi to Mr Modi, and that is because the protagonists and participants know that we attract a far greater viewership than all other channels put together,” he had hit out.

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    Anupam
    Nov 1, 2016 at 1:17 pm
    All you haters don't get too excited, he's just quit the role of a ceo. Don't mean he won't be on the show raining storm on you losers!
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      Onyx Cleaner
      Nov 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm
      Arnab goswami's style of polarizing views without allowing a debate and beating bogey strawman issues made those who are on the beating side to have mob mentality and those who were beaten to quitely withdraw from his shows. Now practically no opposition party appears in his shows as it is quite clear his shows are one sided and on behalf of one person (not even one party). Instead of Fox TVing like Arnab, we need serious debates on serious issues that will educate viewers of multiple opinions, viewpoint and analysis. Hope our TV journalism matures to that stage. Till that time it is better to ignore people like Arnab.
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        Satheesan a.n
        Nov 2, 2016 at 4:58 am
        Thanks to Arnab Goswami & Times now.Now I can watch the News hour with absolute peace and concentration. in fact, I quit watching the news hour because of Arnab only. Simply shouting and screaming & showing anger is not the best way to preside over a prime time news hour. At least other panelists will be able to express their opinions without any disruption.If the diehard fans of Arnab think that his exit will affect times now and bring down the rating of that channel,they are thoroughly mistaken. It will only help the channel in the long run.
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          Satheesan a.n
          Nov 2, 2016 at 5:39 am
          Thanks to Mr Arnab Goswami and Times now. Now I can watch times now debates with absolute peace of mind and concentration.In fact, I quit watching the news hour long back only because of him. Simply shouting and screaming is not the best way to preside over a television channel debate. At least now other panelists will be able to get a chance to express their opinions and views in a more reasonable manner.If the diehard fans of Arnab Goswami thinks his exit will adversity affect the ratings of Times now they are thoroughly mistaken. It will only help the channel in the long run, I hope.
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            Umesh shetty
            Nov 1, 2016 at 2:55 pm
            We want arnab goswami should back we very proud for him
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              D M
              Nov 1, 2016 at 6:35 pm
              Good that he quit on his own . Actually all his debate seemed like theatric monologues. Same people, same anchor, only different topics, mostly which would have little or no impact on the day to day lives of common man.Only politician worthy.It was all becoming too monotonous.Good, he quit. Must have seen his exponentially falling TRPs
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                Akshay
                Nov 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm
                So you are one of those who repeatedly got their es burnt coz Arnab wouldn't let a py, totally stupid point of view to be rallied on national television on the pretext of freedom of speech. I don't agree with Arnabs style but apparently his debates unlike those in the other news channels don't allow smart politicians and liberals sweet talk their way out of the real issue at hand
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                  Awadhesh Singh
                  Nov 1, 2016 at 1:43 pm
                  Arnab Goswami had definitely tilted towards Nationalism, which might not have been liked by proponents of "Aman Ki Asha". The management of Times Now was & is close to Congress. They have dubbed as Pressute.
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                    Banajit Sharma
                    Nov 2, 2016 at 2:14 am
                    Is there anything worth-watching in Times Now if Arnab Goswami is removed from the channel? Times Now is a big name only because of Arnab. If the news is authenticated, the post-Arnab period of the channel will just be a struggle of survival in its minimum TRP race. RIP.
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                      Bijaya Palchowdhury
                      Nov 8, 2016 at 10:01 am
                      Arnab is the best. I think Times Now will not be the same without Arnab. Admire his command over the show. He spares no wrong politicians.
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                        anil chhibber
                        Nov 23, 2016 at 4:42 am
                        shocked to hear this. have since stopped watching times now.
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                          Prasad K
                          Nov 1, 2016 at 1:10 pm
                          Good riddance! This guy drove away serious news consumers away from Times News. Hope to see professional reporting and programs henceforth.
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                            Meghnad Nath
                            Nov 1, 2016 at 2:13 pm
                            Arnab Goswami invited the wrath of some political parties and some journalist, newspaper editors when the much hyped interview with Rahul hi turned to a nightmare and boon for BJP in the run up of the last general election. That particular interview set the changing course of the history in the politics of India . His show might be chaotic but he equally humiliated Modi and BJP for all the times till BJP came to Power. The Gujarat riots were discussed up teen times in times now debate i those days then no body raised question about the biasness of Mr. Goswami. One may love or hate him but canot ignore him . Arnab Goswami is indeed unique.
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                              Irfan
                              Nov 1, 2016 at 6:03 pm
                              RIP.Big relief for those who want news and bad for those who watched Arnab for entertainment.
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                                Swarn
                                Nov 21, 2016 at 1:33 pm
                                He destro the status quo of mediocrity to bring in the real definition of journalism.Wherever he goes,he will build something wonderful that is honest,powerful.
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                                  N. Phukan
                                  Nov 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm
                                  Mr. Arnab Goswami is not a neutral journalist. He does not invite people to his show to know their views..he just use to invite them to humiliate in front of public misusing the power of media. He is nothing but AN AGENT of BJP and a Spokesman of RSS. thats why he was so formal and quit during his recent interview with PM. He doesnt have guts to use his so called TONE with all. He simply targets the weak one. Nothing but a Corporate Journalist.
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                                    Prashant
                                    Nov 23, 2016 at 6:19 am
                                    Now where does he continue his career
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                                      rp
                                      Nov 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm
                                      We miss your News hour . Waiting to see you launch a global channel.
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                                        Sanjit Sarkar
                                        Dec 8, 2016 at 5:59 pm
                                        Times now without Arnab I cant even imagine at 9p..regarding his tune with PM I must say our media is our voice and voice of the country ,nation decided the tune and Arnab did....love you where ever you be..not because I belong am but because I'm concerned about India.
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                                          Sayed
                                          Nov 1, 2016 at 12:54 pm
                                          It is good we dont like his face.
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                                            S.K.Gupta
                                            Nov 1, 2016 at 12:42 pm
                                            The viewers will miss his famous style of questioning the guest panelists: THE NATION WANTS TO KNOW!!!!!!!!
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