Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

The Nation Wants To Know

Vikram Kilpady | November 1, 2016 6:29 pm Print
Goswami turned the 9’0 clock news from a regular news bulletin into a gladiatorial contest of Us versus Them, peppered with many windows clogging the TV screen and his non-stop jousting with guests
Arnab Goswami : Resigns as Editor in Chief , Times Now

Arnab Goswami, the Editor-in-Chief of Times Now, has reportedly resigned from his position both as Editor-in-Chief and as President, News, Times Now.

Goswami, who turned the 9’0 clock news from a regular news bulletin into a gladiatorial contest of Us versus Them, peppered with many windows clogging the TV screen and his non-stop jousting, and sometimes very rude “nos”, with guests upon disagreeing with them, told his colleagues that he will start something on his own, according to a report in the NewsMinute. Many journalists who worked with Goswami posted smileys on twitter.

His critics said Goswami had used the clout his show wielded to change and mould opinion, sometimes siding entirely with the State on curtailing dissent.

Times Group vice-chairman Vineet Jain had tweeted recently in support of Pakistani film actors after Goswami went hammer and tongs at Bollywood for hiring stars from Pakistan. The tweet signaled that all was not well between Times Now and its management.

Goswami had been at NDTV before he took charge at Times Now. He turned the channel from an also-ran to the top with his hard work, which was lampooned on social media and in drawing rooms of media persons.

Not many used the words, “the Nation Wants to Know” to such astounding effect on cable TV!

Vikram Kilpady
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