Top 12 Secrets of Indian Media – Exposing deep ties of paid media with politics
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July 23, 2013 at 9:15 am #38750
The ties are so deep that it completely exposes how the news that is being served to you as fair and sharp – is basically a propaganda for one party or another.
1) Hindustan Times – Shobhna Bhartia, owner and editor-in-chief of Hindustan Times is a Congress MP from Rajya Sabha.
2) Vinod Sharma, HT Political Affairs editor, is essentially a Congress spokesman on all TV panel discussions.
3) Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi, famous Congress stooges (and intermediaries for UPA allies) who were exposed in the Radiagate scandal, and are virtual Congress spokespersons.. In return, Barkha and Sanghvi are rewarded with Padma Shris and other monetary compensation by the Nehru dynasty or Congress party.
4) NDTV’s promoters are Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy. Radhika’s sister Brinda Karat is a famous CPM leader (well known for anti-Baba Ramdev views) and Brinda’s husband Prakash Karat is the CPM Politburo General Secretary (well known for preferring Congress over BJP).
5). NDTV’s Sonia Singh is the wife of Uttar Pradesh Congress MP, Union minister and ex-princely state ruler.
6). NDTV’s Nidhi Razdan (high-profile anchor of Left Right Centre) is the current girlfriend of J&K CM Omar Abdullah (after Omar recently divorced his wife.
7) CNN-IBN : Rajdeep Sardesai’s wife and co-promoter of CNN-IBN, Sagarika Ghose, who anchors Face the Nation and is famous journalist of CNN-IBN are famous Congress stooges. Let’s now come to another famous CNN-IBN media personality who also writes columns frequently for Hindustan Times — Karan Thapar. What you may not know is that the Nehru family itself is related, through blood and marriages, to the high-profile Thapar family.
9). The Hindu – N. Ram, owner and editor-in-chief (till February 2012) of The Hindu, was once a vice president of the Students Federation of India. SFI is the students’ wing of the CPM.
10). P. Sainath of the The Hindu (acclaimed journalist well known for his, again, unsurprisingly, typical left-wing Nehruvian communism ideology), is the nephew of Congress politician V. Shankar Giri and the grandson of V. V. Giri, ex-President of India and famous Congress politician.
11). Or even what about little known News24 Hindi media channel? Owned by ex-journalist and editor Rajiv Shukla, famous Congress MP in Rajya Sabha, Union minister, industrialist, BCCI vice president and IPL chairman.
12). Or even what about little known Lokmat (and IBN Lokmat) that is Marathi newspaper (and channel) in Maharashtra? Owner and editors-in-chief are the brothers Vijay Darda (Congress MP) and Rajendra Darda (Congress MLA in Maharashtra, and minister in state govt).
July 23, 2013 at 10:40 am #38771
July 23, 2013 at 9:05 pm #38832
this is Sin. Never believe on what you see on these channels.
July 25, 2013 at 11:44 am #39047
So Congress is using its bribe money to buy into and control all pillars od democracy. I shudder to think of India 20 yrs later – its fascism and crony capitalism, and free only s for gamg leaders.
September 6, 2013 at 7:20 am #46073
this is a part of the NaMo PR strategy! absolutely shameful! politics, in this country, has absolutely gone down the drains!
September 10, 2013 at 6:43 am #46567
BTW, please tell if this all is correct or blaming modi alone will not work.
September 13, 2013 at 6:16 am #46882
Looks a handy work of BJP. There is no mention of BJP’s association with media. BJP cannot make fool of people. Atleast you should have given few examples of BJP-media link as well to make it a bit balanced. BJP is not a band of saints but stooges without rationality.
Ullu ke pathe
September 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm #47893
instead of saying BJP is not a band of saints,give name of any channel which looks pro-BJP or which has links with BJP.
January 27, 2014 at 9:11 am #62236
u seem to just another dumb and blind congress supporter. Its all because of people like u that Indian democracy is being engulfed by these Nehru-shits .. Muslims are hosting Pakistani flags on republic day, the number of Hindus is reducing in the country, a portion of Indian Border is being sold to Pakistan/China every year…
Wake up you stupid or India will become just another Pakistan in a few years..
September 13, 2013 at 5:48 pm #46947
about kashmir cm datz true, they vr seen toghter at Gulmarg many times.
September 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm #47321
What about BJP? Chandan Mitra etc ….
September 18, 2013 at 7:11 am #47405
Can you tell us please at least which channel/news paper we should follow or read. as you have named almost all famous channel.
September 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm #47643
Does that mean only congress has or allies intellectuals and BJP doesn’t ?
Well !! BJP has Babaas and Bapoos !!
September 23, 2013 at 11:29 am #48083
Sagarika Ghosh is the daughter of former Director General of Doordarshan and briefly CEO of Loksabha TV
September 24, 2013 at 8:30 am #48292
what about Chandan Mitra’s The Pioneer?? doesn’t he come on your radar of Paid Media? He is openly associated with BJP and a newspaper at the same time , isn’t it more shameless??
what about Jaggi, editor of FirstPost.com? don’t you notice paid media in his articles ??
I wish you had intellect & rationality to read TheHindu before commenting on their editors.
What about all Hindu DHARM- GURUS openly supporting your party for which you have written this article?
SUHASINI HAIDER, World news editor of CNN- IBN, is the daughter of S.Swamy. Don’t you smell something there. And you will never, because she is example of good journalism. Had she been daughter of a congress leader, she would have a place in this list, no??
Don’t be such insecure that you will mark whole world paid. Check you own homes instead!
December 26, 2013 at 10:37 am #58298
What do you mean by Chandan Mitra is associated with BJP?He is officially a BJP member.He was formerly associated with Pioneer and India today.
The point the author is making is simple.Are Nidhi Razdan or Barkha Dutt,supposed to be impartial journalists,openly associated with any party?No.But they are Congress bootlickers.
And where did the question of Hindu Babas come in?Ramdev is not a journalist or doesnt represent any media.He can influence and support anyone.
Dont the Vatican and Muslim clerics support Congress?
You have completely lost the point of the article.
The article was to show how the 4th estate is essentially a hegemony of political parties esp. the congress.And most media views are prejudiced.
September 24, 2013 at 6:56 pm #48355
Stupid article…Wasted my tym
September 26, 2013 at 7:35 am #48542
This story is only one sided. It does not tell which channels and media are being owned and supported by BJP, VHP, RSS and its allies. See the news prints supporting Modi now a days…creating a saint or a godman out of him…this is all hippocracy…and one sided story again..!!
January 27, 2014 at 9:19 am #62238
Its not a story! Its a bitter which you r nt able to digest… and yes its one sided because indian democracy is becoming one sided just because of stupids like u :/
Only congress can use such methods to come into power, coz all they want is power and barely care about the nation.. that is why India has got the dumbest prime minister in the world ever!!!! who could nt speak even once in front of the public …and when he did …he talked about his retirement..coz he hs never been a PM he ws just a puppet just like all these news channels are ..
September 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm #48588
Good to know, the website exposed all these connections.
But how do you prove that this piece of information is not a paid news.? Who owns these site and what connection does he/she have?
Will be glad to see a reply of these questions.
October 23, 2013 at 4:22 pm #51550
Vinod Sharma says that he is not an advocate of Rahul Gandhi but supports him very well. So this info appears to be true!
November 4, 2013 at 5:48 am #53607
Wow what a Family Tree of Indian Journalism and they all claim impartial reporting on current affairs. This is how a democracy such as India should be run under the patronage of one family. Keeping with Indian values of joint family traditions. Jai ho ho raha Bharat Nirman Jhoota News deta Gyaan
November 4, 2013 at 5:50 am #53608
Breaking News OR Faking News…
1. Hindustan Times – Shobhna Bhartia, owner and editor-in-chief of Hindustan Times is a Congress MP from Rajya Sabha.
2. Vinod Sharma, HT Political Affairs editor, is essentially a Congress spokesman on all TV panel discussions, because once his boss’ term gets over, he will be looking out for her RS seat next
3. Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi, famous Congress stooges (and intermediaries for UPA allies) who were exposed in the Radiagate scandal, and are virtual Congress spokespersons in their capacities as electronic media personalities, are the ones who write opinion and op-ed columns most frequently (once every week) on the editorial pages of HT. In return, Barkha and Sanghvi are rewarded with Padma Shris and other monetary compensation by the Nehru dynasty or Congress party.
4. NDTV’s promoters are Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy. Radhika’s sister Brinda Karat is a famous CPM leader (well known for anti-Baba Ramdev views) and Brinda’s husband Prakash Karat is the CPM Politburo General Secretary (well known for preferring Congress over BJP). And Prannoy Roy’s first cousin is the famous far-leftist pro-Maoist-Naxalite pro-Kashmiri-terrorists “intellectual” Arundhati Suzanna Roy.
5. NDTV’s Barkha Dutt’s reality has already been exposed by me in above section.
6. NDTV’s Sonia Singh is the wife of Uttar Pradesh Congress MP, Union minister and ex-princely state ruler, Mr. R. P. N. Singh, who is one of the fastest rising stars in the Congress party. If you remember, Sonia Singh is a very high-profile anchor on NDTV whose pro-Congress anti-BJP bias is legendary.
7. NDTV’s Nidhi Razdan (high-profile anchor of Left Right Centre) is the current girlfriend of J&K CM Omar Abdullah (after Omar recently divorced his wife of several years and mother of his two children, Payal). Nidhi Razdan is also famous for her legendary pro-Congress and anti-BJP bias.
8. CNN-IBN : Rajdeep Sardesai’s wife and co-promoter of CNN-IBN, Sagarika Ghose, who anchors Face the Nation and is famous journalist of CNN-IBN (well, her hubby is the owner-editor-in-chief after all) are famous Congress stooges.
9. Sagarika Ghose’s father Bhaskar Ghose was a famous sarkari babu and was made the chief of Prasar Bharati (Doordarshan) during Indira and Rajiv regimes. Bhaskar Ghose was well-known for personal loyalty to the Nehru dynasty, and now his daughter and son-in-law are rewarded with their own channel to do Congress propaganda.
10. In fact Sagarika’s extended family even consists of her aunts Ruma Pal (former Supreme Court justice and a close friend of the Nehru family) and Arundhati Ghose (former diplomat and Indian ambassador to various countries, predictably, under Congress regimes).
11. Let’s now come to another famous CNN-IBN media personality who also writes columns frequently for Hindustan Times — Karan Thapar. What you may not know is that the Nehru family itself is related, through blood and marriages, to the high-profile Thapar family. India’s Army chief during the 1962 debacle against China, Gen. P. N. Thapar, is brother-in-law of Nayantara Sehgal, the daughter of Vijaylakshmi Pandit and niece of Jawaharlal Nehru. Gen. Thapar’s son is pro-Congress journalist Karan Thapar. Gen. Thapar’s sister is Romila Thapar, a famous “top” typical JNU Nehruvian communist ideologue historian, who gets to write our textbooks and pollute them with pro-Congress Marxist propaganda.
12. The Hindu – The Worst – N. Ram, owner and editor-in-chief (till February 2012) of The Hindu, was once a vice president of the Students Federation of India. SFI is the students’ wing of the CPM.
13. P. Sainath of the The Hindu (acclaimed journalist well known for his, again, unsurprisingly, typical left-wing Nehruvian communism ideology), is the nephew of Congress politician V. Shankar Giri and the grandson of V. V. Giri, ex-President of India and famous Congress politician. Giri was especially known to be one of the first few staunch loyalists of Indira, and whom Indira fielded for President elections against her own party’s Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, and who ultimately became the cause of the first high-profile split in the Indian National Congress into Congress (O) and Congress (I) — almost all the pre-independence regional stalwarts split away to join Congress (O) or form their own state parties, and the rest including Giri (all the loyalists of the Nehru family staying on with Indira).
14. News24 Hindi media channel? Owned by ex-journalist and editor Rajiv Shukla & his wife, famous Congress MP in Rajya Sabha, Union minister, industrialist, BCCI vice president and IPL chairman.
15. Or even what about little known Lokmat (and IBN Lokmat) that is Marathi newspaper (and channel) in Maharashtra? Owner and editors-in-chief are the brothers Vijay Darda (Congress MP) and Rajendra Darda (Congress MLA in Maharashtra, and minister in state govt).
16. Or even the other bigger and smaller media houses, such as The Times of India and Indian Express, where the Nehru dynasty has managed to infiltrate its loyalists such as Dileep Padgaonkar and Shekhar Gupta, who are essentially paid stooges of the Congress party.
17. Vinod Mehta – Outlook editor has been well known to take anti BJP stand.
The Congress (in fact just the one single family — the Nehru dynasty) has been in power for 56 of the last 65 years of independence. This matters a LOT. Personal relationships have been built, blackmail-worthy secrets have been spied, monumental wealth has been accumulated… all by the one single Nehru dynasty (and its family-business-cum-political-party aka Congress) that helps it maintain its tight iron grip over not just the entire Indian mainstream media, but also deep into our bureaucracy, our governmental institutions, and even our journalism and mass media colleges and grad schools.
We have probably not even scratched the surface of the network of family and personal relationships through which the Nehru dynasty has completely dominated and controlled the entire intellectual, historian and journalist landscape of India. And we haven’t even talked about the monumental wealth or the blackmailing secrets. All because the one single dynasty got to rule over India for 60 years uninterrupted. It matters a LOT. The typical JNU Nehruvian communist left-libbers ideologues have really perpetrated some kind of stranglehold on India’s journalism, media and intellectual space.
Even the great venerable Ramnath Goenka, frustrated and broken by repeated I-T raids and ED investigations ultimately had to fire Arun Shourie twice from the Indian Express, which was once the best Indian newspaper in the 1970s and 80s. That was the team — Goenka the owner, Shourie the editor, and S. Gurumurthy the fearless journalist, that brought political heavyweights like Indira Gandhi down on her knees and even took on corporate honchos like Dhirubhai Ambani. (Ramnath Goenka inspired the Mithun Chakraborty character and S. Gurumurthy inspired the R. Madhavan character in the Ambani biopic movie “Guru”.)
Almost all opposition (or even centre-right ideologues) journalists have been slowly thrown out of their jobs due to pressure from the Congress and the Nehru family. But very few centre-right ideologues are left in India’s media space today, that too in minor publications like The Pioneer. Almost all the mainstream media houses have been thoroughly infiltrated and coerced into towing the Congress’ line, sometimes just through ideology and relationships, and not even money power. The Congress party essentially owns and controls every single mainstream media house in India, including Hindustan Times, The Times of India, NDTV, CNN-IBN, The Hindu, Tehelka, Outlook, etc”
November 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm #53636
where does this leave BCCL group with TOI TimesNow The Telegraph ABP Group TV18 group IBN7 etc all are pro Congress and will not report anything against but will air their views on the opposition with precision
November 24, 2013 at 1:44 pm #54715
A complete one sided article. Looks to me that this is another of those paid articles put in by Modi’s PR team. What about the network run by the dhongi babas and bapus openly supporting BJP/RSS? Do they not merit a mention too?
December 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm #56003
How about the fake madrasa-educated mullas who come up on TV openly supporting terrorists.
January 27, 2014 at 9:34 am #62240
Wat about Owaisi who openly talks (in Hyderabad, A.P.) about killing all the HIndus in India and provoking uneducated Muslims to host Pakistani flags in India!! and that was never shown on any news channel!! Had it been in any other country like U.S. they might’ve shot him dead in public..!
Its just becoz of Muslims and Congress party which supports Muslims (in the name of secularism) that India is not able to grow …otherwise Leaders like Modi really want to change India and bring it upto the level of western countries and this time Indians are going to make it happen
September 25, 2014 at 11:34 pm #149448
Biggest of all Dhongi Baba was a 55 years old Saudi Arabian who deflowered 6 year old girl. It’s your good luck that hindus are sleeping, fear that day when they’ll wake up. Remember Gujarat? That was when hindus wokeup for few days.
January 26, 2014 at 7:03 pm #62200
Good article. An eye opener. Congress and its loyalists just go to hell.
February 12, 2014 at 2:53 am #63468
You must have picked this up from that idiotic mediacrooks blog famous for painting anything against BJP as a congress stooge. No media can talk about Reliance openly and that’s something to worry. Congress and BJP people have equal stakes in the media, directly or indirectly.
April 29, 2014 at 4:41 am #79405
Great News Exposed truth
May 2, 2014 at 4:37 pm #80958
Let come 16 the everything will come in front
September 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm #141454
As far as I can understand, with fall of Ramnath Goenka & his newspaper INDIAN EXPRESS(IE); the real, brave, moral, duty-bound & responsible journalism in INDIA had vanished long back. The congress culture after Nehru could not tolerate the very existence of the journalism as represented by the IE. The entire state machinery was brazenly used to murder the only one entity existing in INDIA for the cause of responsible journalism, an indispensable organ of true democracy. Our judicial system had no independence from tyranny of state and in fact a slave of it. The pity is:tons of false cases were forced on INDIAN EXPRESS by the government to such an extent that IE had prepare truckloads of documents everyday to defend itself in courts. The GREAT MOCKERY of indian judiciary. The fault of IE is: it exposed BOFORS kickbacks. The end result: IE died out due to exhaustation caused by the judicial processes of unimaginable scale initiated by the intolerant (to fearless & dutiful journalism) Government led by Rajiv Gandhi. That is the END.
September 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm #141460
Today politics, public service(govt. jobs), journalism, medicine, education, judiciary(most of it), many(if not most) of the Non-Governmental Organizations i.e. NGOs etc. are all just businesses. The GOD of all these businesses is MONEY and various avatars of MONEY(political power, wine , women, luxuries etc.). Bharat, a country of Spirituality is now INDIA, a country addicted in the race for Materialism. You can not escape from the wheel of time. So, don’t panic. Just do your duty.
October 1, 2014 at 1:29 pm #152540
Now Indians have grown past Nehruvegian times. Congress-ism is dying. Last push has been given by Modi Ji. Indian Journalism shall survive these leeches inshaallah.
October 3, 2014 at 8:28 am #153553
Barkha Dutt got Padma Shri under NDA government. If you had seen her coverage during NDA regime, you would say she’s pro-BJP. The media is pro-government. Haven’t you seen views on BJP change when they were about to win elections. This is true at local as well as National levels.
At the local level, newspapers are run because of political and PSU advertisements. Also in Radia gate, the Ambani brothers who were on most of the tapes were not covered since they sponsor News Channels. Shobha Bhartiya is a daughter of the Birla family and Kumar Mangalam’s sister who already supported Modi when in Gujarat, also she’s a manager – not owner.Inheritance in the Birla family is patrilineal.
The author forgets to mention that individual journalists don’t matter,media ownership matters. The same media group runs TV, Radio and newspapers like Times Group/Sahu Jain Group(TOI), Birla Group(HT/Mint) and Goenka Group(Indian Express). Media is just one arm of their business, others like cement, textiles, chemicals,finance etc. and govt. support is needed to run them.
October 3, 2014 at 8:31 am #153554
Also being grandson of VV Giri has nothing to do with Sainath’s journalism. Stop copying from conspiracy sites.Most links in the article such as Sonia Singh give no name. Successful people know other successful people because they caome from the same class.
October 25, 2014 at 8:22 am #170006
Really an eye opener.! as soon as possible shall ban on the anti Hindu paid Indian media.!!
October 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm #170843
Please enquire about bengal media?
November 18, 2014 at 4:34 am #205673
So called cong supported news media were advertising BJPs add all the time in theirs news channels n papers proves that CONG-BJP are two sides of the same coin. Aam Janta should realize— by just flipping a coin won’t give us a new Rupee… we still have the same old fake coin with us.
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