Duck’s eggs, it is said, are tastier than hen’s eggs. But more people eat hen’s eggs because, well, the hen lays its eggs and advertises its feat, while the duck keeps quiet about it.
That’s the bon mot of a very successful newspaper editor.
As if to underline the point, Live India, the TV station more famous for a sting which stung it, claims it predicted the results of the general elections on air more accurately than its better known competitors like NDTV, Aaj Tak, CNN-IBN, India TV has taken out an advertisement to crow about the taste of its egg.
Also read: It’s their opinion that they have done an opinion poll
So what if they got it right! Doesn’t mean that they are the best, just means they got lucky.
There is another Hindi news channel called Total TV
For more than a month, everyday, they used to analyse one constituency, based on an opinion poll.
Their survey base ran into lakhs.
And their channel had predicted 195 seats for Cong, and surprise their UP tally for Cong was 22!
Bang on! the even gave Maya just 18 or 19! Bang on again!!!!!!!!!!!
What will total tv do for next 5 years?
^brag for next 5 years for getting the exit polls right in UP.