‘Ashamed to be from same industry as him’ Barkha Dutt criticizes Arnab Goswami

An eminent journalist Barkha Dutt slam Times Now editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on Wednesday over his attack on so-called ‘pseudo-secular and pro-Pakistan’ journalists.

Dutt took to social media to lash Goswami for his brand of journalism. She updated her Facebook status by using strong words saying that she was ashamed to be from the same industry as Goswami.

She added: “Chamchagiri? Imagine, a journalist actually exhorts the government to shut down sections of the media, misrepresents them as isi agents and terror sympathisers, calls for them to be tried and acted against. And our fraternity remains locked into politically correct and timid silence. Well I’m not a shrinking violet Mr. Goswami and no matter how many times you take my name directly or indirectly on your show, I really don’t give a toss for your opinion. I hope I will always be someone whose journalism you loathe, because trust me, the feeling is so utterly mutual that it would kill me to be on the same side of any issue as you.”

The outrage was triggered apparently because Arnab in his prime time Newshour Debate on 26 July, which also happened to be Kargil Diwas, had called other Indian news channels sympathisers of terrorists and “pro-Pakistan” and urged people to tweet with the hash tag #ProPakistanDoves.