Just a couple of days ago, India’s Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. V.K. Singh called the media “presstitutes” in reference to Times Now’s failure in grasping his sarcastic remark likening Operation Raahat to his Pakistan embassy visit.
Friends what do you you expect from presstitutes. Last time Arnab thought there was ‘O’ in place of ‘E’ #TimesNowDisasterAdvertisement
— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) April 7, 2015
His comment helped the ‘liberal’ media to train their guns at him. They objected to his calling the media “presstitutes”. But is it not true that the media often behaves in almost the same way? Why do they turn a blind eye to stories they think will not gain TRPs or clicks? How can one story of gangrape in a city be graver than a gangrape committed in a village?
Why, therefore, did most of the mainstream media not cover this story?
A woman from Shamli, in Saharanpur of Uttar Pradesh, was gangraped by a group of men at gunpoint. The woman was returning to her village from a marriage party with her husband and 4-month-old on a motorcycle.
They were intercepted by the four-member gang in a Bolero near Gangoh. They took the couple hostage at gunpoint and dragged them to a nearby field. There the men then tied up the husband, and proceeded to rape the woman before his very eyes.
The child was left crying on the road, where a good Samaritan spotted him and called the police. The police found the couple in the field. After the victim filed an FIR, SSP Nitin Tiwari has formed three teams to investigate the incident.
If in the ‘know-it-all’ eyes of the MSM (mainstream media) a crime story of such horrific nature is not worth covering because it has happened to a village woman, why shouldn’t then someone call them “presstitutes”?
Why did the ‘liberal’, ‘secular’, and ‘self-righteous’ MSM not show this video which was shared by the Ministry of External Affairs on its official YouTube channel and gives a glimpse of how the Indian Navy evacuated Indians trapped in Yemen?