Arnab Goswami’s interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi has caused a war of sorts on social media with many slamming the Times Now’s editor-in-chief of doing away with the basic editorial standards in journalism in his alleged desperation to appease the BJP.There were also silent conversations in the newsrooms of rival channels, where editors and owners reportedly appeared extremely angry with Modi for giving them a miss for his first TV interview since becoming the prime minister.
On June 27, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his first interview after becoming PM to a private TV channel to Times Now and news anchor Arnab Goswami. Though Goswami’s uncharacteristic interviewing style evoked a lot of opinion, but one such unexpected opinionated meme came from an inadvertent tweet from the Twitter handle of a news channel.
Someone at Aaj Tak tweeted a meme with a message that called Goswami a chamcha, soon after the interview came out from the channel’s official handle.Soon enough, a lot of people started tweeting with the hashtag #ShameOnAajTak and the channel responded to the Twitter user apologising for the mistake and saying it was a human error. They even requested the user to delete his post, which he didn’t.