What's worst, no media outlet - print, online or television, wanted to break this story. It was all over Twitter and yet, no one them wanted to come out and spill the beans. Why? Clearly they too are scared of being exposed or worried that they too may come under fire. But only the guilty would feel that way. Are the likes of Times of India worried of their own journalists being a part of the same scam? This is thoroughly unprofessional. But what does that mean? Do we boycott and shun these media outlets? Maybe not but the Press Council to India should and must intervene. This is unacceptable. In the meantime, both these so-called journalists should be forced to resign. Actually why "forced?" If they had any shame, they'd do it voluntarily.
If the media can't help expose the bad and ugly, they do not deserve such a platform.
Following the updates on Twitter, I saw a number of citizens question other uninvolved Indian journalists who turned around and were innately rude to the tweeters. But the one that irked me the most was one that told the tweeter to "learn English". How dare the media come out and speak that way! Its simply disgusting. They sing hymns of ethics and morals, of patriotism and nationalism, of a clean uncorrupted India. All lies and rubbish.
Today they have put the Indian media to shame. Down with them, I say.
Link to Open Magazine's article: http://openthemagazine.com/article/nation/tell-me-what-should-i-tell-them