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.
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 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:
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The court rejected the complaint saying video clipping of the alleged incident, produced by complainant Zee News cameraperson Shiv Shankar Yadav, does not show that he was slapped and the visuals only revealed that he was pushed by Jindal.
What the Jindal-Zee TV controversy has done-whatever the final outcome-is to force a discussion on practices that are unquestionably reprehensible. <br /><br />
A Delhi court today reserved for 16 January its order on a plea by Zee News Ltd for direction to the CBI to lodge an FIR against Congress MP Naveen Jindal.