Janta Ka Reporter forced to correct its misreporting, still unapologetic.
After mastering the art of spinning & manufacturing news, media persons are now showing a high shamelessness quotient. On March 27th, Janta Ka Reporter posted an article titled “Journalists harassed as right-wing group posts phone numbers of Rajdeep Sardesai, Anjana Om Kashyap on Facebook“.
— Janta Ka Reporter (@JantaKaReporter) March 27, 2016
Most of the claims made by Janta Ka Reporter in that article were true except the fact that Chandan Pratihast; the person who posted those phone numbers; is not related to any RW group but AAP. Rajdeep Sardesai went a step ahead and mentioned the name of RW organizations too.
To my friends in VHP/Hindu Sena who have put my phone number on facebook and called me every minute since morning, how abt some privacy?
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) March 27, 2016
Within hours MediaHitjobs exposed this false propaganda. [Read full article] The message reached AAP & consequently Chandan Pratihast, who had shared those phone numbers, was expelled. This news was reported by Janta Ka Reporter also.
AAP member, who posted journalists' numbers on Facebook, expelled from partyhttps://t.co/5Msan2q85Y
— Janta Ka Reporter (@JantaKaReporter) March 28, 2016
In the report [read here] Janta Ka Reporter quotes a message shared by AAP to its Rajasthan WhatsApp group. The whole article looks like an apology from AAP. The last paragraph of the report also mentions that Pratihast has posted an apology on his Facebook page.
Meanwhile, Pratihast has now removed his post and issued apology on his Facebook page saying his account was hacked for 24 hours.
However in a shocking display of irony & shamelessness Janta Ka Reporter neither removed/corrected the previous post, nor bothered to post an apology for spreading this false news. A seasoned journalist like Rajdeep Sardesai may not have time for such trivial things but some degree of accountability is expected from a news website which claims to be Janta’s reporter.