Goswami speaks, on his terms

IN Media Watch Briefs | 12/04/2017

 Arnab Goswami's interview  and photo shoot with Man's World is notable for 3 reasons.  For the fact that the questions were vetted by the anchor's PR team and two were disallowed, for his claim that his is the first journalist-owned, journalist-run, journalist-managed news organisation (where does BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar fit in then?) and for the swipes he takes at The Wire without naming it. Goswami seems to have enjoyed posing for the pictures which tell you that the shirt is by Brooks Brothers, glasses by Gucci, etc, etc.                    

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