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Lies of Praful Bidwai

Shanti has this on Praful Bidwai’s latest column which is aptly titled “Of Lies, Trickery & Deception”

bq. It is unfortunate that people like Praful Bidwai are disseminating lies and a news organization like Rediff is giving them the forum to do it. The allegation that the toppling of the statue in Baghdad was stage-managed has been debunked at least two weeks ago, as soon as it surfaced. It is a great disservice to the readers to publish such columns without any mention of the other point-of-view or at least a note at the end of the column pointing to the debunking.

I would like to see how Rediff responds to this. “Ajit Balakrishnan”:http://ajit_balakrishnan.rediffblogs.com/, the CEO of Rediff has a blog. But he does not have comments enabled.

Update: Got a mail from Ajit Balakrishnan. He has asked his editorial collegues to look into it.

2 Responses to Lies of Praful Bidwai

  1. Shanti April 23, 2003 at 10:18 am #

    Another strange thing about the column is that the link http://www.informationclearinghouse.info and the href that points to a different URL, both of them don’t work. Rediff had better remove the column or at least print a retraction, but I wonder if they have the integrity to do so.

  2. DesertBee April 23, 2003 at 5:26 pm #

    maybe you can get to Ajit Balakrishnan at:
    ajitb@rediff.co.in

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