With the ongoing political unrest in Kashmir entering its 20th day, the mainstream media is at loggerheads over the coverage of the present turmoil. While some journalists have questioned the use of disproportionate force on the protestors that has left scores dead and thousands injured, however there is a section of media that is questioning the patriotism of such journalists and labelling them as ‘terror sympathisers’.
NDTV’s Consulting Editor, Barkha Dutt recently put out a post on her Facebook page and criticised Times Now’s Editor-in-Chief for calling journalists like her ‘terror sympathisers’. Soon Twitter was abuzz with reactons and counter reactons.
It all started with this tweet from Barkha Dutt:
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This was followed by irate reactions from supporters of Dutt and Goswami:
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Rahul Kanwal, Managing Editor, India Today and Aaj Tak went out to the extent of inviting both Goswami and Dutt to an open debate and Dutt even accepted the challenge:
And the trolls were quick to react:
This Barkha-Arnab spat has taken the social media by storm and continues to be among the top trending topics on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels.