Media anger Twitter: news of Pranab Mukherjees `death & debates on who killed Rajiv Tyagi

 theprint.in  08/13/2020 12:00:05   Unnati Sharma

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New Delhi: Twitter was pretty angry on Thursday, see why.

Incorrect information about former president Pranab Mukherjees death, saw senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai apologise for his tweet.

My deep deep apologies for falling for fake news being circulated on Pranab Mukherjee passing away. I am deeply distraught for falling for this fake news.. it was unprofessional of me to not reconfirm it before tweeting. Apologies to all.. and prayers with the family.. =O=O=O

 Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 13, 2020

Mukherjee’s childrencall out the fake news.

Rumours about my father is false. Request, esply to media, NOT to call me as I need to keep my phone free for any updates from the hospital=O

— Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) August 13, 2020

My Father Shri Pranab Mukherjee is still alive & haemodynamically stable !
Speculations & fake news being circulated by reputed Journalists on social media clearly reflects that Media in India has become a factory of Fake News .

 Abhijit Mukherjee (@ABHIJIT_LS) August 13, 2020

Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. This happened shortly after he featured on a TV debate—and many came down heavily onthe volatilenews channeldebates.

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Lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan on who killed Rajiv Tyagi.

#RajivTyagi had a heart attack & died within an hour of getting up from a poisonous debate on #aajtak where he faced vile abuse by #sambitpatra. In my view, he was murdered by these channels, anchors & spokesmen like Patra who thrive on hate & abuse

— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) August 13, 2020

Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said what most of us think about TV debates.

Spokespersons have to day in-day out face these toxic debates yet be considered lightweight in politics&mere TV faces,the mental strength to carry on day after day isnt easy.Also the trolling&judgement they face on social media platforms.If 2020 teaches you anything,it is empathy

— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) August 12, 2020

Author Devdutt Pattanaik reveals why he doesnt participate in hem.

I avoid television panel discussion despite many invitations from 'respectable' anchors as they are designed to create stress & death- like barbaric and bloody rooster-fights & gladiator games – for public entertainment.

Blood not knowledge is what they seek. pic.twitter.com/YXSjnzQ82N

— Devdutt Pattanaik (@devduttmyth) August 13, 2020

Congress’ Milind Deora has a message for the media, featuring actor Denzel Washington.

Anything you practice, youll get good at… including BS!

Actor Denzel Washingtons eloquent message to the press, many of whom are creators of fake & sensational news pic.twitter.com/CH1WQaJC3m

— Milind Deora .?2?& &G50> (@milinddeora) August 13, 2020

In other news, Union Minister Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur shares a moment from the launch of the new tax paying scheme, #HonoringTheHonest.

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PM @narendramodi

| @FinMinIndia | #HonoringTheHonest pic.twitter.com/hoiBo3uVO0

— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) August 13, 2020

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on why Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has an aversion to social media.

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— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) August 12, 2020

Actor Dia Mirza shares a way to calmyour nerves.

Listen = and have a peaceful day. pic.twitter.com/VxG0CvJjoz

— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) August 13, 2020

Photographer Vinay Aravind has aslysuggestion for actors Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

Starting petition for Kareena and Saif to name their second child Aurangzeb, just to see the bhakt meltdown.

 Vinay Aravind = (@vinayaravind) August 12, 2020

Anupam Kher is a great actor but his poetry skills are debatable.

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.H $G0> 0K< > M0>9 9B… =B

— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 12, 2020

Amid all the negativity, here’s a heart-warming account of the reunion of US house representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her second-grade teacher.

This is so heartwarming!! pic.twitter.com/3eu1zbAaZC

— Karthik (@beastoftraal) August 13, 2020

Work from home is making smoking in peace a little difficult as senioradvocate Rajeev Dhawanfound out&

The Rajasthan High Court hearings are on fire – mostly from the coals of Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhawan's hookah pot.

Video credit: @utkarsh_aanand pic.twitter.com/MVMSbfTc0s

— Firstpost (@firstpost) August 13, 2020

We still draw lessons from Mr Bean.

Bean there, done that!

Mr Bean taught us the art of Social Distancing long before #COVID19.

It's no Joke. 6 Feet can save lives! #SocialDistanacing pic.twitter.com/aVTJ31EtnX

— Assam Police (@assampolice) August 12, 2020

Here’s Baba Sehgal injectingsome food forjoy intoour lives.

Lucknow ki khayega toh Moon pe jayega,
Hyderabad ki khayega Honeymoon pe jayega =

BIRYANI – serving now pic.twitter.com/lZ0zSPgdUM

 Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) August 12, 2020

With inputs from Shubhangi Misra

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