Indian media initially till 90’s was more nationalist and were true to their professionalism with questioning and fearless community. But off-late from late 90’s the situation slowly started moving in the wrong direction with much deterioration after 2010. With huge influence from foreign funding, political investments and agenda based narratives Indian media had become biased media. Today common people started hating many media outlets in India such that they have termed a special term called “prestitutes” degrading their identity on a whole.
This situation has worsened post 2015, with huge social media rise and easy accessibility to internet in India. It helped agenda based media houses & some self centered radical pseudo intellectuals float many social media sites and groups. These groups created with random accounts have become the major challenge for Indian administration and intelligence agencies. Earlier the misinformation was through television but now the hatred and misinformation is spread as reality on fingertips through smart mobiles like a wildfire.
This was done in three phases:
- Huge investments from foreign agencies poured into Indian media houses which were critical of some political parties or some section of society. This had helped the radical media houses to propagate their owners agenda easily for extra bucks.
- Secondly through social media sites and accounts which can be easily created & managed from anywhere in the world to spread fake news to any part of the world. Many radical or fundamental terrorist organisations within India and Out side India have recruited IT experts, digital marketing experts to promote and propagate their narratives. This is quite alarming in India with many fake accounts, messages and videos are sent every minute to millions of people over their mobiles which makes the reader more vulnerable to their acts and instigate violence. Thanks to the free internet and cheap access, it makes it more lethal
- Thirdly through NGO funding by the Media barrons, hugely attracted many Foreign and Indian based radical elements to misuse, distract and radicalize young mindsets in India especially through left leaning colleges and universities. Investments and funds are routed through pseudo intellectuals in these universities. As predominantly Indian media from ages had been left leaning this adds fuel to the fire with narratives being spread through their ideological mentors and anchors.
Many influential media barons are dictating the terms of Indian media coupled with Political investments in media channels which fuel the fire more rapidly. For example George Soros who is a ideological liberal terrorist has a tremendous influence on American media and Indian Media. His media empire is so huge that he funds close to 30 major news organisations The Media Research Center (MRC), an American media watchdog founded in 1987 to check the liberal bias in the media, discovered that over 30 major news organizations had links to George Soros. These organizations include the Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN, the Associated Press, NBC and ABC. He has also financially supported the National Public Radio (NPR). In addition to all of this, George Soros has links to the Huffington Post too. That’s the reason some media outlets like Washington post, Huff post spill venom on India and its majority population and their views.
It is also reported that since 2003, George Soros has spent more than $48 million funding media properties, including the infrastructure of news – journalism schools, investigative journalism and even industry organizations.” Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism has also received extensive funds from the OSF. This is from 2011, the numbers will be exponentially higher now. George Soros has also funded numerous other journalism associations like The National Federation of Community Broadcasters, The National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Given all of this, the Western Media’s coverage of India shouldn’t really be surprising. The American media has traditionally held a bigoted view against India and when it combines with the influence and financial power of one of the richest men in the world, the result is obvious. From advocacy for Radical Islam in Kashmir to fear mongering about the NRC and CAA, the Western Media’s coverage of India has been remarkably consistent.
For the reasons listed above, it is but natural for Indian journalists and left leaning so called pseudo intellectuals trying to falsify the image of India with wrong narratives and pushing their ideologies as per their masters wishes. There lies no ethics and no morals left in Indian media except very few to identify. It just became all about money game and agenda based opinions driven to full fill their goals.
It is so clearly evident that you find set of constant one sided views i.e Minority appeasement, anti national or anti Hindu narratives or news when you read or watch NDTV, News 18, ABP news, BBC, Huffington post, Scroll, Wire, Quint, The print etc. They spread and spearhead poison within society with their radicalized left leaning approach, making Urban Naxals as fake heroes who speak about destroying the country.
Current Indian population is just watching opinions and agendas through news channels and news papers not the real news which they are expected to show and write. Journalism is sold and its sold for a hefty price bulldozing the true ethos, culture and tradition of this country showing Hindus in bad light and cashing their coffins through external funding.