This has been the modus operandi of the Media with an agenda – Hit and run, shoot and scoot. When exposed, change the language, tuck the truth somewhere amidst a non-descript pile and claim we rectified it. Sorry, it ain’t working anymore. The Deccan Chronicle group’s, The Asian Age lied big, notwithstanding reams of reports from their own fraternity, Live Video (and recordings) again from their own fraternity.
1st May 2016, Asian Age reported (and verbatim reproduced in Deccan Chronicle)
Quote “I was in the past offered the Nobel Peace Prize, but I had rejected it as I only believe in working and not in being honoured for my work. We should always honour only to those who deserve it and I am totally against honouring Malala Yousafzai with the prize and it is of no use,” he said” Unquote
Without any indication of correcting their earlier report they report the following on 5th May, Asian Age subtly change the tone and content
Quote “However, the video of the press conference clearly shows the guru being asked another question too: “If you are given the prize, would you decline?” He can be heard replying, in Hindi, “Of course. Some people had come to me saying if you want the prize you’ll have to do this…I said, it is a political thing, I will not get into it.” Unquote
Leaving it to the reader’s discretion if both of them mean the same.