Mr. Goswami haazir hoe!!

arnab-goswamiI did not think I would ever write about Arnab Goswami and his comedy circus, The Newshour. But, here I am.
Honestly, I was ‘encouraged’ by Barkha Dutt and Rajdeep Sardesai. No, I have not watched the show, or shows, these two are writing about (I have kept a promise to myself I wouldn’t) but can see where they are coming from.
The court jester that this guy has become in the name of journalism needs some serious bashing up by any self-respecting member of the fourth estate. Surrounded by ‘experts’ of all hues and ‘spokespersons’ of political parties (who get their publicity anyway), he holds court and mouths out so-called ‘nationalistic sentiment’ to a like-minded audience of shallow and near-sighted people.
He belittles, blasts and berates senior jurists, thinkers, authors, the common people as well as politicians, who have been around since he was in nappies. You only have to disagree with him to be shouted at on national television so that his followers on Times Now can laugh, slap each others backs and give him a sense of how very great he is and what a hero he is to try and save this country. 844ce42232f1e765314a98ec821c4ba3
Barkha, and Rajdeep, you’ve taken the lead but I hope everyone else does, too. This guy should be humiliated in a way that he is humiliating others. As they say, within the walls of one’s own house, everyone’s a ‘sher’! Ditto for Arnab.
Has anyone ever seen him step out of the studio (except, perhaps, to conduct that sham ‘interview’ with the Prime Minister and, earlier, with Rahul Gandhi) and go to Kashmir, Assam, Arunachal, and the streets of Mumbai, or any other place?
It’s so easy to shout down everyone from the confines of your safe house and feel an imaginary sense of pride, surrounded by ‘defence experts’ and retired generals, not to mention the “guests from across the border” who, I am sure, must be fighting among themselves to be on the show and get abused, shouted at and humiliated (after all, even for that, there’s a cheque in the bank, isn’t it?).
If you have the guts, Mr. Goswami, come out and REPORT the news. Look around you. See what’s happening from the spot and not from your plush armchair. You will see there’s a different world out there. Maybe, just maybe, that’ll turn your circus into a news show – what it were meant to be anyway!

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Littlesundog says:

    There is a saying here, “What goes around comes around”. Hopefully, this fella gets a dose of what he seems to be handing to others. Although I have to admit, someone getting a dose of their own treatment, never seems to happen fast enough for me! Ha ha!

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    1. You’re right. This guy takes the cake when it comes to hurling insults at all and sundry.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. thatmishmash says:

    Applause !
    The nation really wants to know if and when ‘the shouting machine’ takes up your challenge and gets out there, until then….9 pm histrionics we shall suffer.

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    1. True. I doubt, however, since one’s got to have a certain part of the anatomy on one’s person for that to happen!


  3. kamrupablog says:

    We use the TV remote based on individual judgement..Agreed that those answerable to the nation are not necessarily answerable to Arnab and therefore he should stop screaming. But I have seen Arnab coming out of the studio….

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    1. No one is answerable to Arnab. And I’d certainly want to know WHERE he went when he stepped out! He needs a gag order!

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  4. Suhaib says:

    Arnab knows quite well that most Indians have a tendency to stop and watch a street fight or even a dog fight merely for
    entertainment. I regularly watch his show and get entertained. It is afterall better than wwf bout. But I have to admit it is a very cleverly crafted show. Be it the choice of guests, topic of discussion, maneuvering of camera and volume, everything is done to perfection. Some panelists are brought in just as fillers. The only contribution they make to the debate is by interruptions and shouting down the other panelists. The only dampener is when he choses very weak opponents. By and large it’s a very good family entertainment. He just has to make sure that it doesn’t get monotonous which sometimes it gets by the appearance of the same faces over and over. Lately Tareq Fateh’s introduction was a master stroke for variety entertainment. Keep it up Arnab I thoroughly enjoy your show. Forget about india as long as Trps are soaring.

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    1. That’s exactly what it is – a comedy circus. But, for comedy, I’d rather watch Tarek Mehta!

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