You remember Sagarika Ghose, don’t you? That newscaster who thinks of herself as an authority, especially on matters on which she has no competence whatsoever. She got her comeuppance from Ram Jethmalani this past week.
Ms. Ghose, in attempting to push Mr. Jethmalani into a corner for his decision to defend Manu Sharma in the Jessica Lall murder trial, found not just stiff resistance but a determined onslaught on the press for the unwarranted privileges that it has assumed.
If you notice, when Ms. Ghose does realize that her argument has no merit, she then tries to give the argument an emotional angle, by saying, “But even your family does not want you to take up the case.” And falls flat on her face.
The crowing moment is when she says that the press has to be activist because the high and mighty get away easily, and that the press is a sounding board, the last resort and reflective of the public opinion in India. The response: “It is your channel. You can give yourself whatever tribute you want.”
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