““If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” - Joseph Goebbels
It seems Indian media has taken Goebbels advice to heart. Yesterday Media Passed off LKA rebuked to Sonia as Apology today they have started to build on this lie.
TOI in its report Gadkari had cautioned against ‘rash’ remarks writes
LK Advani’s retreat marks a setback for BJP’s campaign to pin down Congress leadership under the spate of corruption cases government is grappling with, and can aggravate the debate within BJP on how to carry the campaign forward
Embarrassed party sources revealed that the task force report was prepared by people close to Advani and in defiance of the view of party chief Nitin Gadkari and others. Gadkari and others, sources said, had cautioned against making “rash” allegations.
The party chief had said that BJP’s campaign had made headway since it was based on irrefutable facts concerning CWG, spectrum and Adarsh scams, and that temptation to take shortcuts carried the risk of loss of momentum.
Sources said that though Gadkari found support from others, it was Advani and his advisors who had their way.
The divergence over strategy is getting accentuated by continuing ambivalence over Advani’s status. Prima facie, the veteran has vacated the stage for Gadkari and the leaders of Opposition in the two Houses, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley. In reality, it is his word which prevails on crucial issues and not necessarily, as the fresh fiasco shows, with the best results.
With the task force report backfiring, fissures are likely to widen. The four-member task force which came up with the charge consists of S Gurumurthy, former IB director Ajit Doval, Prof R Vaidyanathan and advocate Mahesh Jethmalani.
SO TOI is speculating that Advanis apology( which never occurred) is causing fissures in BJP especially between Advani and Gadkari faction! Please notice how TOI is subtly trying to create an impression that “Sonia and family is innocent”. I have underlined the relevant words -
LK Advani’s retreat marks a setback for BJP’s campaign to - FACT: Advani never retreated from the allegations!
Gadkari and others, sources said, had cautioned against making “rash” allegations. -- FACT: Pure speculation
With the task force report backfiring, fissures are likely to widen. – FACT: On what basis TOI is saying report has backfired
NDTV in its report Advani expresses regret to Sonia for black money allegations also takes a line similiar to TOI(which is not surprising)
Senior BJP leader L K Advani has expressed regret to Congress President Sonia Gandhi for a party appointed task force report, which had alleged that she and her late husband Rajiv had accounts in Swiss banks.
FACT: LKA has not expressed regret on the report! His exact words are “I deeply regret the distress caused to you.”
Then NDTV also writes about the fissures happening in Party due to an apology that never was
sources within the BJP have told NDTV that a large section of the party is unhappy because right from the beginning several senior leaders, including Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, were opposed to attacking the Gandhi family on the black money issue. The worry in the BJP now is how the party is going to continue its protest on the issue.
NDTV has also learnt that several leaders are now saying the black money report was a party document and Advani shouldn't have discussed Sonia's letter with party leaders.
Cat is let out if we compare yesterdays tweet from NDTV’s Group editor Barkha Dutt & the news at NDTV site today. In her tweet yesterday (within few hours of first news) she talks about “unrest” in BJP . Tweet Read -
Grumblings and rumblings within BJP over Advani's apology to sonia gandhi. belief that it weakens the party's black money campaign..
So Barkha is saying there is unrest in BJP, by implication that BJP leaders were aware of the letter and content even before the news came out. (very little time elapsed after the news first came out for leader to react, if they didnt know before)
But NDTV’s news today confirms that Party leaders were not aware of the letter (Media Watch believe shouldn’t below is a typo, it was meant to be should)
Advani shouldn't have discussed Sonia's letter with party leaders.
If partyu leaders were not aware then how come grumblings start yesterday as Barkha Tweeted. Both NDTV News and Barkha Cant be true. Media Watch believes Barkha yesterday in her excitement jumped guns and tweeted about the preplanned news on “BJP unrest”