DNA Owes an Apology to Shashi Tharoor
Now we live in the age of live news, live news analysis so on and so forth. Most of the time news presented by the news channel and newspaper are far from truth. They will quote “unidentified source” or “close aid” or something like that to give authenticity to the news. Here is a perfect example of such news.
Daily News & Analysis (DNA) was one the first paper that broke the news about the possible engagement of former Union Minister and MP from Trivandrum Dr Shashi Tharoor with Sunanda Puskar. DNA wrote on May 18th (emphasis added)
A source from the resort said, “The engagement date is fixed. While some of the guests will be checking in early, considering it is the weekend, others are expected on the day of the do. However, the entire hotel has been blocked for Saturday and Sunday (June 26 and 27), for it is going to be a big affair. There will be no access into the hotel for any person who is not on the guest list. We are yet to receive the guest list and it will be handed over to us only by June 23 or 24.”Intelligence sources, however, say that at least a dozen former cabinet colleagues are expected to attend the engagement. Tharoor and Pushkar are expected to be in town a day or two prior to the big day.
Shashi is reportedly getting engaged to entrepreneur Sunanda Pushkar at al uxury resort on the outskirts of
on June 27 this year. However, the hotel has denied about such an event taking place. Bangalore
The source adds, “Shashi and Sunanda might change the venue as the media is expected to be present there since the news has leaked out. A venue abroad was also being considered but that has been scrapped because most of the couple’s friends would not be able to make it. Sunanda wants to let the public know about the engagement while Shashi wants to keep it outside the media glare. The photographs, however, will be given out to the media in a manner that both are comfortable with. The date of the engagement has not changed because informal invites have already been sent out to a lot of people.”
June 27th has gone and there is no news about their engagement. If the news report of DNA was true Dr Tharoor and Sunanda should have got engaged by June 27th. Have you heard of news about their engagement? Doesn’t DNA owe an apology to Dr Shashi Tharoor for publishing false news?