Apparently, the media is still smarting after the resounding success of World Culture Festival 2016 and the relentless attack and misrepresentation against continues.
Check this report from Asian Age & Deccan Chronicle attributing some quotes to Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji after his Latur Drought relief work inspection.
Contrast this with the same presser reported here by The Economic Times
Screenshots of both reports above. Compare them and it is clear Deccan Chronicle group’s Asian Age is upto some Mischief.
Since seeing and hearing is believing. Here is the ABP Mazha’s Video of the Presser. (I am sharing link to the backed up video since I don’t trust a Media to retain something one from their fraternity is uncomfortable with)
You can view the Original of the video above (ABP Mazha link) here
My reason for their incessant attack: The Deccan Chronicle group always nursed a grudge against Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Founder of The Art of Living Foundation, ever since they were rebuffed in their attempt to be the Official Media Partner of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations 2006 held in Bengaluru. They were told in no uncertain terms that there are no official Media partner concept with AOL and everyone is free to cover the event and unhindered access as applicable to media would be provided. Read an article of their here. For the first time in newspaper History (probably), this was the Newspaper where a “motivated” book review appeared, hold your breath, on front page – Yes! on the front page. Here is the piece written in September 2006 on this fiasco from Deccan Chronicle (Apparently they have not even archived it for reasons they know.
Why credibility of the media is at the lowest are for these reasons. Agenda driven views instead of news based on fact and blatant misreporting to mislead – in this age of social media, the bluff are called easily and immediately with proof. Social Media self regulates far better than MSM. Bluffs in SM is called immediately by & in SM.
I sincerely hope Art of Living, takes note of these kind of deliberate misreporting and legally take them to task.
Until then, thank God for Social Media. We will expose these Paid, agenda driven Media