Where were you when ...
Where were you when ...

REACTING TO THE media-storm on REPUBLIC TV Partner cum Star Anchor Arnab Goswami's false claim of having faced an attack while covering the Gujarat riots of 2002 on the ground, Kavita Krishnan, the firebrand feminist face of Indian Resistance tweeted as follows :

"Seriously shouldn't trivialize Arnab's whopper as 'little fib'. He's a habitual political liar, but this one is a direct personal lie."

Arnab's lies have been irrefutably exposed by his then immediate boss, Rajdeep Sardesai, with documented audio visual evidence and the statement of a third party witness.

The Oxford educated doyenne of Godi Media being thus thoroughly exposed should not be taken lightly, nor should the Saffron Brigade of Public Prevaricators, from Arnab to Sambit Patra, Amar Sinha, Sudhanshu Trivedi, Sudhanshu Mittal, GVK Rao, Rakesh Sinha, Sheshadri Chari, Swapan Dasgupta, Chandan Mitra et al, be allowed to get way with the blue murder of Truth that they commit daily on social media and national television.

This is a watershed in the purveying of alternative facts in their post truth world that they must be collectively made to recognise and the Verity Standard that they must in future, all be measured by, including their countless clones with even dirtier mouths, flourishing on social media under the malignant patronage of the deplorable head of the BJP's IT Cell, Amit Malviya.
Typically for Arnab Goswami, the obstreperous bully and congenital liar, he jumped straight to the seventh stage by claiming he was present during the Gujarat Riots of 2002 whereas there is documented audio visual evidence of otherwise. 
We are told by Touchstone, the Fool in Shakespeare's ' As You Like It ", that in civilised society, no serious quarrel is to be taken up until the seventh cause of a lie has been reached and what are the stages, pray, by which one reaches this tipping point, this Rubicon of quarrelsome causes ?

Well, according to Touchstone, these are:

1 The retort courteous

2 The quip modest

3 The reply churlish

4 The reproof valiant

5 The countercheck quarrelsome

6 The lie circumstantial

7 The lie direct

Typically for Arnab Goswami, the obstreperous bully and congenital liar, he jumped straight to the seventh stage by claiming he was present during the Gujarat Riots of 2002 whereas there is documented audio visual evidence available which had been watched at the time by millions of viewers, that he was launching his habitual rockets of bombast from the secure comfort of a TV studio in distant Delhi.

And not only his then direct boss, Rajdeep Sardesai, but even his then cameraman, who recorded on film the actual attack upon journalist actually covering the riot on the spot, are around, alive, well and articulate, to give him the lie.

This time, the Archbhakt of the Bhaktmandali of Namo- Namahs, cannot count on the shortness of public memory. The undeniable audiovisual evidence of his lie corroborated by witnesses still alive to swear to it, should now put an end, once and for all, to at least one branch of the encyclopaedic Whataboutery of the Bhakt Brigade.

Let no Bhakta ever again begin a retort, reply or repudiation with those knell like words that spell death to any reasonable debate or argument

" Where were you when .....? "

Well Bhakton ke Chacha has unwittingly settled that question and all the logical fallacies it brings in its wake like evil progeny, once and for all.

Every time an Andhbhakt anywhere, on TV, social media, or in real life dares use that phrase again, let all reasonable men and women answer, in one voice, and without fail, with a single, eternally valid counter question.

" Where was Arnab when the 2002 Gujarat Riots took place ? "

That way, you don't even have to ask the real question :

" Where was Bhakton ke Papa when the 2002 Gujarat Riots where taking place ? "

Chachu Arnab is an amply sufficient stand in for debating shorthand.

" Dwisho Jahi "
( Destroy all Hostility )

(The author is a retired bureaucrat who values anonymity. The article is exclusive to Punjab Today. We invite progressive minded officers and bureaucrats, serving as well as retired to contribute to the columns of Punjab Today.)

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