Along with veteran journalist Arnab Goswami, his new channel Republic TV too seems to have picked a special interest in decoding Tharoor. And as they unceasingly continue their pursuit of truth, they are also surpassing media ethics.
On Friday, Shashi Tharoor took to Facebook to share a video where Republic TV journalists are seen chasing Tharoor, along with calling him names. The reporters are seen surrounding Tharoor, blocking him from moving forward. And as Tharoor walked closer to his car, the reporters are heard calling him a ‘coward’, questioning his silence, asking him if he is scared of something.
Tharoor posted the video captioning it ‘these are not Journalists’. “Republic TV goons attacking me. These people are not journalists in any professional sense of the term.”, Tharoor wrote.
Notably, it was only a few days back when Republic TV was barred from covering Shashi Tharoor‘s press conference at AICC, Delhi.
Following Goswami’s special interest, Shashi Tharoor had filed a civil defamation suit against Arnab Goswami and Republic TV in the Delhi high court claiming damages and compensation of Rs 2 crore and also a criminal defamation suit in Trivandrum for allegedly making defamatory remarks towards him while airing news relating to the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. The video which was aired against Tharoor had severe allegations against him. One among which is his silence towards’s Pushkar’s murder. Tharoor was called names and even alleged a “running away” from the matter as he refused to give an interview with Goswami’s channel. However, one can’t fail to agree that it is Tharoor’s godforsaken right to be silent on issues, as he pleases. Additionally, on any grounds as of now, Tharoor cannot be called a criminal masquerading as a politician, as Goswami had once portrayed.
In fact, on Friday, the Delhi high court told Republic TV’s founder, Arnab Goswami, to respect Tharoor’s right to remain silent in the ongoing investigation into his wife, Sunanda Pushkar’s death case.
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