Rahul Kanwal

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India Today should be investigated for paid media

India Today and its sister channe Headlines Today seems to be unusually prone to “inadvertent” mistakes that surprisingly consistently look deliberate as well as designed to influence the public opinion against Aam Aadmi Party and in favor of Bharatiya Janata Party. I am no lawyer, but mentioning several “coincidences” that seem a little unbelievable as […]

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Where do fake AAP leaders come from?

Headlines Today’s slanderous show making allegations about Somnath Bharti was hardly the first they have gone after AAP leaders with “mistakes”. Here are two times when they have interviewed “AAP leaders” slandering the party. The glitch? Both of them are BJP. Neither VK Malhotra nor Sanjay Kaul belong to AAP, and it would be rather […]

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Media inequality leads to questions about which tail wags this dog

These are interesting days to be watching media invent news on one end and desperately avoid looking at news on the other. Here are some of the more obvious ones. Rioting politicians While Times Now ran a campaign to demand resignations of rioting MPs who sprayed pepper spray and so on, there was a strange […]

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Join CAG to work with professional support group of Modi’s election campaign?

Not that I’m saying Headlines Today has a political agenda or anything, just that in the show where they happened to discover this shocking skeleton in Somnath Bharti’s closet so skillfully, that no one actually knew the law he broke, there seems to be a permanent slot sold to an advertisement that tells people to […]

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Somnath Bharti sold porn domains?
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Fact checking Rahul Kanwal’s accusations about Somnath Bharti

Just two days ago, we were laughing our heads off at “wget” jokes because the prosecutor in Bradley Manning’s trial asked him about using the Linux command “wget” as though it were a dangerous hacking tool, when in reality it is a fairly routine command used to get files. To a world ignorant about what […]

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