27 Indian media houses have been caught with their pants down by #Cobrapost’s sting #Operation136, which shows many of them willing to lower their garments even further to promote a partisan political agenda, for a few rupees more.
But a near-total blackout has greeted the hidden-camera investigation in the media.
Al Jazeera’s consistently superb media show #TheListeningPost has a segment on the #Cobrapost in this week’s episode. The presenter Richard Gizbert introduces it with these telling words:
“For their part, some of the media outlets which have been implicated say the videos have been doctored, that #Cobrapost is untrustworthy.
“However many Indian news outlets have credibility problems, and it will take more than taking a few potshots at the messenger to make this story go away.”