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?