Journalists react on Twitter to Jindal's 'media sting'

Jindal's sting set Twitter on fire with some journalists expressing their shock and disappointment, and others doubting the sting operation.

FP Staff October 25, 2012 18:44:18 IST
Journalists react on Twitter to Jindal's 'media sting'

Naveen Jindal on Thursday took the media industry by storm with his expose of Zee TV which showed officials from Zee News and Zee Business demanding Rs 100 crore in order to stop broadcasting stories that showed him in a defamatory manner.

Zee News on the other hand said that they were trying sign a dummy contract with Jindal to show that he was paying money to stop them from airing news about him being involved in the Coalgate scam.

Journalists react on Twitter to Jindals media sting

Screeengrab from CNN-IBN

Journalists and media persons across the country were taken by surprise by these videos. The importance of the sting operation lies in the fact that though there has always been talk about paid news, no corporate company has actually done such an expose.

Jindal's sting operation seems to have hit a nerve as it saw journalists from various media organisations expressing their shock and disappointment, and others doubting the sting operation. Here is what they had to say:

https://twitter.com/ashutoshibn7/status/261439678698356736

https://twitter.com/sagarikaghose/status/261412060599033858

https://twitter.com/rahulkanwal/status/261408322022940673

https://twitter.com/Mrityunjoykjha/status/261411882303373312

https://twitter.com/SachinKalbag/status/261424231374532608

https://twitter.com/waglenikhil/status/261445822519074816

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