Statement issued by @Gen_VKSingh

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  1. sasi

    sasi Senior Member Senior Member

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    "Since 2012, I have been repeatedly attacked by certain 'media workers' who have published stories that were not only cooked up, but also did enormous harm to the institution that I was heading, the Indian Army. All this happened under the watch of the UPA Government who had their own agenda to try and defame me, and certain individuals who were willing to be their mouthpiece took full advantage of the situation in the hope of currying favour with the establishment. When I fought back and defended myself, the institutions these individuals represented, simply hardened their stand and continued to unleash more and more vitriol in the hope of harming my reputation. So much so, that even after the last Lok Sabha elections and the change of Government, these attacks have continued unabated.
    Specific stories that had been planted and their immediate sources were identified and a complaint was filed to the Home Ministry in November 2013. However, the Government of India, perhaps not wanting to take on these 'media workers' who would hide behind the larger umbrella of the 'National Media', failed to act. The journalists concerned, emboldened by the fact that they seemed to be unaccountable for their actions, have since not only got away scot free but have been keeping up a steady flow of misinformation
    The unwritten code that exists in the media that they will not write or say anything against 'their own' results in a person being publicly condemned with absolutely no real options. Theoretically, one has legal recourse but in reality that is an impossibility as media houses have deep pockets and can wear anyone down. The Press Council too, is not an option, for it is dominated by some of the very people who are playing the game of using the media to discredit individuals. Government of India, the only body with the teeth to take action, prefers to keep a low profile in the matter for any intervention leads to howls of protest about the media being gagged etc.
    It is time that the media itself seriously looked at creating an effective watchdog organization that has the power to actually nip this malice in the bud. Today the media's own credibility is at stake and unless there is effective internal policing, this problem threatens to go completely out of hand. Only those who have been targeted by such stories know how vilified and helpless they feel. Even to get a basic rebuttal published in the same newspaper is an ordeal as sanctimonious editors sit in judgement like thanedars asking the victim to prove his innocence before they will put two lines in small print somewhere saying they are sorry.
    The media is one of our great strengths as a nation and if it has to be protected from being seen as compromised, then it is vital that we collectively push for a regulatory body. I ask the Broadcasters Association and the Press Council and all the hard working honest to god journalists (who thankfully are still in the majority) to put their heads together and come up with a solution that gives an individual targeted by the media a fair chance. I would be happy to forward the complaint that was filed with the MHA to the Broadcaster's Association, should it publicly commit itself to forming an impartial body with specific time lines."

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    forgot upa,what modisarkar doing abt it?
     
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  3. brational

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    Shame on media to defame the ex General. Govt. must initiate action to find out the real culprits.
     
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    If anybody is interested in taking down bazaaru media, I say get behind the general and take them on. Should not miss out on the opportunity.

    For a change would like to see a dharna against paid media on this issue in Delhi jantar mantar.
     
  5. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    A very true description of the media by Gen VK Singh (Retd).

    They, the media, are free to blackmail and hound and are beyond accountability because everything for them is 'freedom of speech'!

    It is time to show the media up for the downright blackmailers they are.
     
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    The good General has seen first hand how the media hounded him over the false troop movements, as planted in the IE.

    Memories are indeed very short in the media. The disclosures by Gen.Singh on the Tatra deal were initially met with lot of scepticism, but eventually the muck came out and he was proven right.

    If you go by our beloved media, he has no role at all in the Yemen evacuations.
     
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    At midnight 1am , bjp workers, bjp supporters, bjp wellwishers, bjp sympthesirs welcoming General VK Singh at delhi airport!
     
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    General VK Singh's wife-

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    Times Now does it again! Barely two weeks after Times Now was skewered on Twitter for an unnecessarily vicious attack against MS Dhoni and the Indian cricket team the channel once again finds itself on the wrong side of the mob. And as last time, it has only itself to blame this time around as well.

    When VK Singh made a sarcastic observation, pointing out how his efforts to rescue Indian citizens in war-torn Yemen garnered barely any coverage when compared to his 10-minute official visit to the Pakistani Embassy, he probably thought he was making a fair point. He tweeted this thought and was well supported. The matter should have probably ended there.

    However Times Now, always looking for some angle, decided to pick that tweet and declared that VK Singh was acting shameless by joking at a time of 'national crisis'.

    Two major missteps here. One, that national crisis was precisely what the General had helped to avoid. And two, it was obvious to everyone that the General was making a joke. And they would regret that hashtag.

    No one appreciated Times Now's attempt to make a scandal out of a joke. And the 'ShameOnTimesNow' hashtag took off like wild fire.

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    Like any good military commander, once the General sensed weakness in the enemy, he knew where to strike the decisive blow. His comeback was strong indeed -



    That word - 'Pressititutes' touched a raw nerve, for everybody. The public certainly loved it. They have long seethed against the media. There is a perception that sections of the media will take up any angle that suits them the best. The media itself does little to sooth these worries, with most major editors and media houses containing open ties with various political parties. And the media got on its high horse, declaring that it was wrong to 'abuse' the media. This defense fell laughably flat within minutes of it being made. The internet does not forget, and many a self-proclaimed crusader was quickly toppled via screenshots of their own older tweets - few of which could be called fair and unbiased.

    Also, there was, and still is, something extremely funny about one set of journalists declaring that their entire profession should somehow be accorded the respect of Parliamentary language, because they report the news. How that elevates them above the local town crier was not discussed.

    For the next two days, Twitter would have a field day. The smart journalists, at least those not insecure, wisely kept silent.

    If the issue was expected to die, it didn't. The problem was the Yemen evacuation was being hailed world-wide, as foreign citizens began to get rescued. So the next day, 'HatsOffGeneral' took the lead.

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    And so it went. Truly this is unsurprising. The Indian media's continued insistence that they are not corrupt, paid or otherwise biased, instead of facing the facts is an open secret. Trying to win TRPs by pitting their own studio patriotism versus a man, who has literally served his nation all his life, was always a recipe for disaster. The attempt to say the media should be above abuse was always doomed to fail.

    Really, none of this is surprising.
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    Old Shekar Gupta the 'coup' man and possibly paid and Arnab Goswami. the screaming motor mouth maniac, should hang their heads in shame.

    Though today the latter was less of his screaming self.

    And Gupta maharaj was very careful yesterday during a debate, I think on NDTV or was it TIMESNOW. Neither here nor there and looking like a goat being taken for slaughter.
     
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    It seems flight delayed. Will land at 4.15am!

    Ps- i post more pic later! Going to sleep!
     
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    What is the purpose of this thread? People were rescued from Yemen? Ok. Is Gen. V. K. Singh the Defense Minister? Am I missing something?
     
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    Flight landed at 4.30am!

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    what's your problem? People welcoming him at airport. I am posting pics!

    Ps- presstitutes Vs General!
     

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