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'They revealed their mindset': Rajdeep Sardesai responds to remarks against Sagarika Ghose


It was an ugly day for journalism on Saturday, when a squabble broke out between journalists Arnab Goswami and Sagarika Ghose over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interview with Goswami.

When Goswami referred to Ghose as "a has-been anchor who desperately lobbies for an opportunity to be invited on my Newshour debates" because Ghose tweeted about why the Prime Minister did not "hold an open press conference rather than bestow favours on individual journalists", the misogynistic hashtag #ArnabSlapsSagarika began trending on Twitter.

Despite such caustic remarks against Ghose, her husband and journalist Rajdeep Sardesai responded in perhaps the best and most dignified way one could respond while facing remarks in such bad taste by trolls online.

The row had started when Ghose tweeted about the Modi-Goswami interview and then later deleted that tweet.

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Goswami then responded by writing a bitter article in BusinessWorld in which he took a dig at Ghose. "One of them, a has-been anchor who desperately lobbies for an opportunity to be invited on my Newshour debates, even put out a tweet asking why the prime minister chose to give an interview to me and not hold a press conference. Embarrassed by the angry reactions, she deleted the tweet later. I thought her question was intellectually disjointed," Goswami had said in his article.

In yet another jibe at Ghose, Goswami had further said that "across the world, the first exclusive interviews are given to anchors and channels who command viewership. Not to those who nobody watches. Period."

First Published On : Jul 3, 2016 18:59 IST

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