Saturday, March 12, 2016

#Modi Govt is hostile attitude towards its critics @barugaru

The present government had assumed a hostile attitude towards its critics, and expressed hope that it would learn, as it was simply ‘ill-advised’. Mr. Modi’s problem was either he had ‘contempt’ for Delhi media, or he didn’t know how to get through to it. said Dr. Sanjaya Baru, former media advisor to Dr.Manmohan Singh at Press Club of Hyderabad

“If you have a media strategy, you don’t need to have a media manager. If you don’t, you can hire one,” he remarked, while answering a question by his interlocutor Sriram Karri. Media is not a homogenous entity, and the big mistake that the BJP as a party has made is to unnecessarily malign the media on the whole, due to its anger against a few, Mr. Baru said, and took strong objection to Minister V.K. Singh coining the term ‘presstitutes’, which is misogynistic. Admitting that corruption has reduced after the present government has taken over, he said a lot of hostility towards government is due to badmouthing of the media,he added.