Followers of the iconic Television series Seinfeld could never agree if it was about Nothing or Everything! A similar feeling is what you get when you read Barkha Datt’s post on Facebook.
Two days ago, the ex-NDTV Editor wrote a stinging post aimed at no one (or everyone) that she has been associated with as a journalist. This post hints at the goings on in the inner circles of Lutyens Journalists Club. Even though she did not name anyone, she is expressing her anger on the recent issues. It might be against the “Free Press Debate” gang that surfaced recently after the CBI raid at Prannoy Roy’s home or her anger against “hypocrisy” of some people she was associated with. The fact of the matter is Barkha Dutt was silent on the CBI raid and was not present in the Press Club gang-up of so-called liberal journalists.
“These fake liberals of our media world – and their disingenuous anger is like the secularism of the Congress – bent and abandoned when needed, clutched on to when convenient – I am so done with these frauds and their fulminations,” says Barkha. For the past two days, this mysterious post by Barkha Dutt is a hot topic among the journalists.
Barkha Dutt’s Facebook post that appeared on June 26 is published below:
In recent days I have watched the self righteous outbursts of some I have known professionally and worked with in the media for many years with part amusement, but mostly utter shock- can these people really NOT see through their own humbug and hypocrisy; can they not recall their past actions and statements; can those who didn’t have ONE good word to say about the other till one month ago now pretend to be bonded by ‘friendship’ and ‘principle’?!! I recall conversations with some of these people and how they would run down and bitch out the same folk they are now holding up as exemplary. I also recall moments where principles were actually involved and all these self righteous warriors were more than supplicant, because it was the ‘practical’ thing to do or because they didnt dare to speak up against their newsroom bosses or authority figures!!
I have personally fought against the axing of interviews & stories ( and been ‘punished’ for it by these same people ) and can testify that not ONE of those today proclaiming to stand for anti-establishment free press even OPENED THEIR MOUTHS! It’s really amusing to see the complete lack of self awareness in these people. The one thing I can’t stand in people in fakeness. Done with frauds and their cherry picked ‘positions’. Done with socially pretending to be friendly with those who don’t add value and meaning to my life and those whom I see as hypocrites. New beginnings today, and my friends, you know who you are.
Love to you for staying real in the city of djinns and shadows and so much bark without bite ?. Actually I can deal with bigots much better than fake liberals. With the former you know what you have and what your battle needs to be. As for the latter, they are just so busy feeling superior in their echo chambers, no matter if each one of them would compromise ( and has) if that were the ‘practical’ thing to do or if it “paid their bills” ( and I know for a fact that such compromise attempts have been on for many years and still are, while overtly the preaching and hectoring carries on publicly!) ! These fake liberals of our media world – and their disingenuous anger is like the secularism of the Congress- bent and abandoned when needed, clutched on to when convenient- I am so done with these frauds and their fulminations. They are welcome to stew in their own humbug! Whatever this noise is – its not about Free Press principles. I wish it were, but it so totally aint.
The question is what is brewing and are there any more outbursts in the future?
PDF image of Barkha Dutt’s Facebook post in PDF format is published below:
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