Kudos to NDTV and Prannoy Roy for the interview with Wikileaks wizard Julian Assange.
Assange is the sun of Transparency….. Assange is Prometheus Unbound….the man who has brought the fire of exposure from the Mounts of power. Assange is the typhoon that exterminates the hypocrisies of the high and mighty.
But one cannot fail to notice the contrast between Wikileaks and NDTV.
While Wikileaks has been the sun of knowledge and is deeply independent, NDTV has been deeply partisan.
That deep partisanship came into the open when Barkha Dutt was found fixing things with the powers that (try to) be.
As such the interview with Assange exposes the channels attempts to show itself up as being on the side of whistleblowing Wikileaks.
It was a wikileaks-like exposure with the Radia tapes that put the channel’s Barkha in a spot.
The contrast between Wikileaks and NDTV is evident. Wikileaks is Wiki-avalanche while NDTV is almost like a party organ. It is a story of missed opportunities…of misplaced values. Let NDTV kick out its partisanship and make the clear voices of untrammelled life resound in the channel, as indeed they sometimes do. Let that be a gift from Assange.