The new TRP: Television Republic Points
AT THE OUTSET, I must confess I stopped watch· ing English News in TV a long time back. Most of them are busy BARCing during their ‘debates,’ the sole exception being NDTV. You can accuse Pran• noy Roy’s channel of anything, but you can let your kid watch it without fear of them turning bully.
Contrast with Republic and Times Now, two channels that have reduced journalism into a painful joke. The Palgarh lynching is a case in point where the country’s resident hatriot made sensational charges, all of which were disproved in no time. Of course, he did not apologize because he is not used to it. The hatriot was found fomenting false news multiple times, but his connections with the powers that be helped his getaway.
Parambir Singh opens a can of worms on TRP