NDTV – A HISTORY OF ‘BLUNDERS’ (PART III)

Continued from PART II, published some weeks ago. Didn’t realize then that there would be so much new ‘content’ so soon. Anyhow, here’s chronicling the same ..

So what if stats don’t agree with us .. we’ll MAKE them agree! The numbers indicate an increase, but the graphs disagree!

 

गिर चुका है ये चैनल! 😀

 

Oh, and how can anyone forget the #NDTVGirl ask the IMF Chief .. yes the IMF CHIEF .. whether Hindu Males alone benefit from India’s growth!

 

Yup, being ‘Legally Vetted’ indeed .. if only some fact checking had been done b4 actually publishing it .. but then, you can always vet it later!

Godawful &repulsive indeed .. esp the way the insult is turned on its head

 

Oh, the outrage!
Especially since Heckling = Terrorizing!
Oh, btw there are no terrorists in ‘India Controlled’ Kashmir (refer PART I of this blog series, or THIS tweet), merely ‘Separatist Guerillas’, allegedly!

 

This one is awesome!
Pic 1: Get called out for what might have been a genuine mistake.
Pic 2: Refuse to acknowledge & offer gratuitous advice
Pic 3: Get called out for the liar that you are
Pic 4: STILL refuse to see reason and offer a juvenile excuse!
Welcome to #NDTV, folks!

 

This one is unique NOT because of the wrong mathematics (aisi galtiyan to hum se hoti rehti hain 😇), but for the fact that the tweet is still there as it was, un-amended, and more importantly, RT’ed by the @ndtv handle as well!

 

Ye kaisa ‘Leaving’ hua bhai?
Or are they implying that the PM is a fan of Swargiya Shri Michael Jackson’s ulti chaal wala moonwalk?
😀

 

#NDTV – Where middle school mathematics makes our brains hurt!
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Or are they finally making an effort to improve the mathematical skills of their employees so that 26*2=62 doesn’t happen again (Refer tweet 77)?
😂

 

British MPs are passe (Refer tweet 24) .. with a former POTUS himself insulting us, we are in a league of our own! Now, if only the current POTUS would oblige us .. 😀

 

And who’d have thought we would have the grace to accept the free ‘publicity’. No way! How can we not let the whole world know what our agenda .. err .. question was? 😀

 

Oh no .. I should have avoided the word ‘agenda’ in the above tweet.
On that note .. plz DON’T pay any heed to this video, I implore you!
In fact, as per a commentator on YouTube, #NDTV themselves too have taken down this video!

 

Oh, and btw, we WILL question constitutional authorities that have been entrusted as the custodians of this great democracy of ours .. no bias here, mind you .. so what if there exists no solid evidence of that!

 

While we are on the topic, what is a zero between friends .. that too on an election morning, hain ji? Fact checking is secondary .. ‘breaking news’ is what we live for!

 

Then there is the quintessential editorial ‘oversight’ .. or maybe they think one of these two gents is a PM / CM in India by day and a minister in Sri Lankan govt by night! (Screenshot from ‘s TL)

 

The interesting thing about statistics is that they can tell just about whatever you ‘want’ them to tell .. ‘single quotes’ and U-Turns et al!

 

And in the quest for ‘victimhood’, what is a few crores here and there?!! 😀

 

Oh, DAMN the mirrors that ppl keep shining in our faces!!

 

And this one I leave here without any comment 🙂

This reminds me of a dialogue from the game GTA II which I used to play sometime in the last decade – ‘REMEMBER, RESPECT IS EVERYTHING’!
Oh, and the single quotes for ‘respect’ .. if that cannot make you fall in love with the good folks manning the #NDTV offices, nothing will!
Sometimes I wonder would an allegedly renowned media house so proudly quote ‘Foreign Media’ in the main headline IN ADDITION to the usual disclaimer at the end of the report.. But then I tell myself, it is !
Disclaimer: The screenshot on ‘Abusive Handles’ is in no way related to the screenshot of a couple of tweets of the anchor. I just felt I should post them here together, on a whim. Seriously!
Facts are facts .. however, what is a few words in Queen’s English here and there if it suits our narrative, this time about the role of the State as represented by it’s police force, hainji?
If only ‘Jumping to Conclusions’ were an Olympic event, we’d never have any dearth of medals!
This screenshot, I’ll just leave over here in this thread without any comments
Ah, this one reminded me of the hashtag , and the outrage it caused – both secular as well as communal! Thank God for Twitter!
Aise editorial errors ho jaate hain kabhi kabhi!
A brutally polite lesson in tolerance!
Incidentally, I’m unable to find the original tweet of Barkha Ji that triggered this convo .. it might be my browser, or the tweet might have been deleted for all I know!
I wonder what triggered this hashtag about #NDTV .. but some of the responses are truly ‘hilarious’!
It is no secret that the Pakistani establishment is not very happy with , but too???
Hawwww!!
But, trust to give it back in his own way!
It was allegedly a bug which caused this on the #NDTV website!
🤣

Damn those ‘editorial gaffes’ .. they never stop! But the best part is that this tweet by STILL hasn’t been taken down and amended! Well, atleast they give image credits at the end of the tweet!! 
The tweet quoted by might indeed be yet another ‘innocent editorial error’ for all we know, but then, he is not the only one calling it otherwise!
PAID audience? Now whoever heard about that! 😀
Sab miley hue hain ji .. this is not fake applause .. there is a perfect explanation for it given more than a century ago by Shri Hermann Minkowski Ji: TIME IS THE FOURTH DIMENSION!
THAT is how the fellow is asking the ques & clapping at the same time!
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Fetish with single quotes is quite understandable, but the word ‘suspect’ in any case means things are not confirmed.
Why put that in single quotes?
Chalo, small mercy that the word ‘alleged’ didn’t figure in this report! 😀
For the nth time .. has NO double standards whatsoever .. they have just one standard .. Got that?? 
If there is one thing you can’t blame the good folks at for, it is CONFIDENCE!
😀
This is a VERY interesting conversation that a star anchor had with
I am assuming there were no lawsuits filed, though!
I cannot believe that this is not a photoshop!
I would think that even journos would know that a person named Mary Kom actually exists beyond the cine world as well!
But well, doesn’t surprise me any more!
Here in we very strongly believe that behind every silver lining there is a dark cloud!
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I can almost see the next headline – ‘Banana Planters Go Out Of Business After Bridge Connects Village To School’!
(Refer two screenshots above)
Yo NDTV so patriotic that they don’t give a damn about Chinese boatsmen! Their concerns only concern Indian boatsmen!
We in #NDTV will go any lengths to get you a breaking story .. Heck, if we are unable to find one, we will CREATE one!
Even if it comes at the cost of our reputation .. because .. well .. What Reputation?!!
😀
#NDTV
Talking about reputations!
Btw, you might want to go thru the replies to the tweet quoted below (LINK)
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To be fair, #NDTV probably wouldn’t be the only one that confused ‘Osama’ with ‘Obama’.
But that doesn’t mean I’ll not put this ‘editorial gaffe’ here for archival purposes!
Our editors have managed to defeat the Matrix by successfully introducing a ‘glitch’ that converts a drug addict into a drug addiction!
Here’s proof!
Refer PART 1 of this blog series.
Whenever we type the word ‘TERRORIST’, our computers automatically change it to a more ‘humane’ word.
In this case our computers chose to convert Terrorists into Citizens!
This one is offered without comment, our of sheer respect for their allegedly unbiased reporting!
Talking about inadvertent editorial gaffes .. THANK HEAVENS they only made him ‘Sardad’ Patel and not ‘सरदर्द’ Patel!
Because had they done it, one can only imagine the kind of reactions they might have received!
Shukr hai bach gaye!
Kasam Se!
This time a guy trained to kill Indian citizens gets branded a Worker!
Looks like the message that the ‘T’ word will NOT be used has really tickled the creativity bug in some good folks!
Btw, such a glamorous ‘representative’ photo of the alleged ‘worker’ made me do a google search.
Sure enough, the report on a terrorist’s arrest carries a cropped / photoshopped photo of police officers!
Ah, Statistics!
We love them soooo much, ‘coz they can always be suited to tell what we have on our alleged agenda!
Over here, #NDTV seems to be implying that govts in India are formed / felled based on vote percentages and NOT the absolute numbers of MPs!
Yo #NDTV so secular that a Pakistani Flag automatically changes to a flag RESEMBLING Pakistani flag!
This, when their OWN report says it is a Pakistani flag in the VERY FIRST SENTENCE!
^^
Heck, even the headline of the report says Pakistani Flag!
But, looks like the worker bee sitting on the twitter handle of our dear #NDTV didn’t get the ‘correct’ message, Allegedly!
^^
Btw, ANI tweeted two pics with their report on the incident.
Guess which one did #NDTV choose to use for their own report!
(With due attribution to ANI, of course!)
VIRAL indeed!
Aur iss desh ke baaki maa baap toh apne bachchon par sirf chaabuk hee chalaate hain!
How in the world did the good folks at #NDTV manage to do this still baffles me!
My alleged conspiracy theory begins with the sentence, “One night an NDTV intern was feeling bored, so he went online and ..”
God bless the person who allegedly created the word ‘ALLEGED’!
Even @KanchanGupta ji agrees, allegedly!
BREAKING NEWS IS OUR DHARMA .. Fact checking comes secondary!
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Murdered!
Somehow, I have my doubts the ‘govt hand’ actually used that word.
But then, he is and will always be anonymous, no?
Talk about reputations!
While we are on the subject of reputations, I guess this thread too has earned a bit, allegedly .. or would you say purportedly?
To be fair, she wasn’t the only one who celebrated the deaths of soldiers, in their blind hatred of a certain group of politicians.
But what are the odds that having served her two weeks of penance, she is back working for #NDTV?
^^
Just for the sake of archiving, here are the screenshots of what Nidhi Sethi, Deputy News Editor at #NDTV said in the aftermath of the #PulwamaAttack.
A truly sick mentality, this.
And then there was the time when the good folks at turned Robert F. Kennedy into a Chinook helicopter! Sheer magicians, I tell you!
Agenda ooncha rahe hamara!
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But I have a confession to make .. I sometimes stay awake at night wondering if I am wasting my time chronicling the allegedly ‘unique’ brand of journalism of #NDTV, esp when NO ONE watches it in the first place!
‘ll leave this blog here for the time being with a screenshot of this tweet by @shivanginipatha!
Jai Hind!

Far too many ‘coincidences’ in terms of ‘editorial oversights’, no? Or is there a method in this ‘madness’? I’ll leave it for you to decide.

Well folks, this is it for the time being, allegedly!

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