IBN LIve or IBN Lie?

The lie I am about to report here is being telecast day in and day out by IBN Live since its inception, so please do not shrug it off as a one-time human error.

The BREAKFAST WITH INDIA program is preceded by a short promo displaying a glimpse at the IBN Live office from the outside. The voice over for this sequence says “From its studios in Delhi, blah blah blah.” But there is a lie hidden in the voice-over. The IBN Live studios are in NOIDA, and not in Delhi; NOIDA is adjacent to Delhi, but it is not a part of Delhi, its in a different state altogether. Even their website states that they are based out of NOIDA.

I have followed Rajdeep’s journey to the helm of Indian news media since his early days when he was just another anchor at NDTV, so why should I stop now? To me at least, it doesn’t matter telecast is originating from, as long as its content is relevant and accurate, which most certainly is the case with IBN Live.

A large majority of viewers, including myself watch IBN Live partly because Rajdeep is at its helm, and partly for its tie-up with CNN. But these two factors do not give them the liberty to mislead viewers, at least not me.

P.S: Do I get featured in the Citizen Journalists segment of IBN Live for highlighting this error?

2 Comments

  • Dimitrios
    May 23, 2008 - 3:50 am | Permalink

    These leftists pseudo secularists anti nationals (ibn lie) did not even report that left had received a major jolt in West Bengal Panchayat elections, that despite massive rigging and terror they have been routed in South Bengal, Nandigram and Singoor, and only escaped in North and central Bengal on razor thin margins….
    The days of these communists antinationals are over. Despite all intellectuals and media licking their ass, and despite all terror and oppression, common people have voted against them

  • Ravi
    March 25, 2008 - 10:15 pm | Permalink

    …. But none other that Rajdeep’s wife, Sagarika spells out clear enough where the studios are!

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