Media Need To Evolve Along The Golden Mean
BUSINESS ECONOMICS|March 1-15, 2018

The Prime Minister, before his departure to Davos to speak at the World Economic Forum, gave a remarkable interview to a television channel – perhaps one of his best so far.

Buroshiva Dasgupta

He spoke about India becoming a ‘bright star’ in the global economic scene; he criticised the Congress (asking it to reform by dropping its typical ‘Congress culture’) and also admitted his failure in not doing enough for the farmers and the agricultural sector. He was aggressive, he was defensive and self-critical (which he hardly is in most cases).

However, the media as a whole is not happy with the prime minister’s television appearance. Already, some of the ‘unhappy’ media houses have come up with critical pieces saying that the interview was ‘stage-managed’ and that it was more of a ‘monologue’ in the manner of his now famous ‘maan ki baat’ radio programme. He was allowed to speak on the ‘bright side’ of the GST and demonetisation with no interjections to make him speak on the flip side.

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