Arrogant and malicious Andhra Media is trying to paint, as if Telangana Government is suppressing Freedom of the Press, which is a blatant lie.
Times Now Arnab Goswami does not know Telugu and cannot understand the issue. But he is hollering as usual, like in any other discussion.
He may be feeling that he can win an argument by hollering. Ideally, he should get the stories and commentaries of TV9 and ABN-Andhra Jyothi, translated into Telugu. These stories and commentaries were made within few days of new state formation and new Government formation. Arnab should also get a translation of the speech of KCR at Warangal. But sadly, Arnab looks like another Radha Krishna at national level.
There are number of newspapers and more than dozen channels, owned by Andhra barons, which are operating in Telangana. But no one touched them or disconnected them. Eenadu Daily is still leading the news industry, but no one complained against it, just because, it’s not stooped to the level of ABN or TV9..
NTV, TV5, CVR, Sakshi… These channels are critical about Telangana Government, but not degraded themselves to the level of the ugly one. TV9 made a grave mistake, and no newsman can defend it. But they have realized and expressed apology.
Any ban or disconnection on news channel cannot be defended. But the journalists, who telecast such programs and features based on political comment or news, must know the difference between criticism and malice, comment and abuse, analysis and insult.
ABN-Andhra Jyothi knowingly rubbed the polity on wrong side. The Channel tried to undermine the formation of Telangana State and formation of new Government. Instead of giving due credit to KCR for achieving the state and formation of first Govt., that media house started calling KCR with whatever names it can.
ABN bosses cursed KCR with all sorts of characteristics, a dictator, an arrogant, undemocratic, within four days after the electoral victory. The channel followed no decorum, no restraint, but started attacking with vengeance, malignity and intolerance.
ABN-Andhra Jyothi is known for its alliance with TDP and Chandrababu Naidu. He may be getting boost from AP Government, he may be official telecaster of Government programs of AP. But there is no need to displease one to please the other.
In the end, its a question of knowing limitations of freedom of the press and understanding how not to trample on the aspirations of people.