This blog have always been critical of the recent far leftist turn of the only “true” national news paper – THE HINDU . Since the last article almost a year back , the newspaper is still on the path of self destruction , to make the matter worse it has now started publishing pure speculations and false stories as front page news . Here are some of the picks from the last 3 months –
1 . YES WE DID LIE.
This was the most embarrassing moment for the paper in years , when it misconstrued the front page news to favor its leftist agenda.
2 SARASWATI AND THE OSTRICH
Here are two articles questioning the existence of the river saraswati , one of them by a leading leftist historian.
Here is what new age historians have to say in their books on the issue ( Prof Upinder Singh)
Here is another contradictory evidence , this time from the UPSC , where it called Harrapan civilization , the Indus Saraswati civilization . This question paper is from the 2013 mains exam ( when UPA was in power , hence no question of saffronisation )
3 . THE FANATICS ATTACK TV STATION
The attack on a news channel by fringe elements in Tamil Nadu made it to the front page . This is a channel that was never heard before and its viewership base hardly existed . Paranoia best describes this article.
4 CHINA IS THE BEST
It is OK for china to spread its culture , but the moment we plan such an endeavor , its Hindu nationalism.
5 THE LAND WITHOUT BEEF
This could be true , but the source mentioned is irrelevant ( BJP cow protection cell??) , hence a big front page headline is sensationalistic at the best . This is the same newspaper which once mocked Times Of India for its journalistic policies with some quirky ads on YouTube.
6 THE LAND ORDINANCE FLIP FLOPS
This ran for weeks with “sources” giving “exclusive” bytes , with some even going to the extent that the newspaper reported once that the government was planning to let the ordinance lapse.
7 THE MODI GOVERNMENT IS CASH STRAPPED
This article sourced from Reuters have many loopholes , which the newspaper never double checked . Here the Hindu lost its credibility to appease its leftist leanings.
8 BENGAL CIVIC POLLS – BJP COULD WAS PATHETIC AS IT JUST INCREASE ITS TALLY FROM 3 TO 7 (+233%), BUT LEFT MARGINALLY LOST FROM 25 TO 5 (-80%)
The newspaper seems to have never come to terms with the results of the last general elections . Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is common after great tragedies , and denial is one of its symptoms . But one year is a long time especially for a newspaper of its stature.