Arnab Goswami: Our man in the media – By Anupama Katakam
Arnab Goswami, the editor of Republic TV, has backed himself into a corner and there seems to be little room for him to manoeuvre out of the situation. Damning evidence of his complicity in influencing critical television marketing data as well as his proximity to key Union Ministers has placed the news anchor in a position he usually puts his victims in: on the back foot. Arnab Goswami, however, is crafty, aggressive and has the backing of the top leaders of the country….
The most recent development, the leak of a document running into hundreds of pages recording purported WhatsApp conversations between Arnab Goswami and Partho Dasgupta, former chief executive officer (CEO) of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), who is under arrest, is expected to be the news anchor’s undoing.
Arnab Goswami has been in hot water ever since July 2020. From being pulled up by the Bombay High Court for starting a vilification campaign against the actor Rhea Chakraborty to Republic TV’s involvement in a television rating point (TRP) scam, and more seriously, being charged with abetting suicide, which landed him behind bars for a few days, the news anchor appears to be on a downward spiral….