Christian maamla hai, Christian reporter hai, sab pak-saaf hai!




NDTV IS HAPPY that it has assigned a Christian reporter to cover a scandal involving the church! A top Christian leader tells the anchor that since your reporter is herself a Christian, so she is naturally above board and outside the purview of any allegation.

Now, what should one presume about all the Hindu reporters covering affairs concerning Muslims? Is it a practice with the NDTV to assign reporters for stories based on their religious affiliations? 

Listen to what Dr Abraham Mathai, President of the Indian Christian Voice, tells the NDTV anchor:  "She being a Christian, there cannot be an allegation against her in the first place."

We are just presuming that he was referring to the possibility of a bias on her part in reporting this particular story, but we may too short-sighted. It is well nigh possible that the NDTV was receiving a compliment for having a Christian reporter who, being a Christian, was eternally immune to any kind of allegations.
 
The anchor did not even put up a fig leaf of an objection, and the reporter seems only too happy to gulp such a compliment. The rest of the reporters can carry their own cross.
 

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