In a country where more than a thousand important stories are waiting for a voice, mainstream media is busy publishing news about Taimur’s diapers. It’s not like we don’t know how obsessed Indian media is with Virushka, Taimur and other mohalle wali aunty celebrity gossips, but to stoop down to a level where you have to publish about Taimur’s diapers is honestly more sad than baffling.
Yesterday, @IndiaTVNews published a fine piece of investigative journalism on who changes Taimur Ali Khan’s diapers and people on Twitter called out the shit, quite literally.
Investigative journalism in 2018. 🙈 pic.twitter.com/g5XteVCPgt
— Karnika Kohli (@KarnikaKohli) January 6, 2018
And people had the most savage responses.
When media has to talk shit, literally, for Boosting TRPs !! 😂 pic.twitter.com/uZk0vz8noP
— Rishi Bagree 🇮🇳 (@rishibagree) January 7, 2018
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) January 7, 2018
So glad that someone is reporting this amidst all the clutter and distractions of pointless news about Aadhar, building fires and international relations. https://t.co/IfRtDNMTo5
— Sapan Verma (@sapanv) January 7, 2018
Whoever changes them, pretty sure the diaper’s contents are better than this journalism…. pic.twitter.com/CQPlBx1sfw
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) January 7, 2018
— ❤ (@PagluPiggu) January 7, 2018
THIS! The best example of investigative journalism in India. https://t.co/xtKsqlIqjw
— Ram Subramanian (Voice Of Ram) (@VORdotcom) January 6, 2018
So in a country where FIRs are lodged against journalists for pointing to flaws (Tribune-Aadhar data) and exposing scams (The Wire-Jay Shah), investigative journalism will surely be reduced to finding out – who changes Taimur Ali Khan's diapers? Tragic. https://t.co/qNnlu6teZT
— Anupam (@AnupamConnects) January 7, 2018
Along with Taimur, TV journalism also needs some potty training 💩 pic.twitter.com/dWbzYgd9uu
— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) January 7, 2018
This is what passes for “news” these days. O Tempora O Mores pic.twitter.com/7GvbZhEDnc
— Abhijit Iyer-Mitra (@Iyervval) January 7, 2018
How many Indian soldiers were martyred during Kargil War?
🔹Umm.. let me google 😐
How many diapers did Taimur Ali Khan changed today
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) January 7, 2018
Thank you media houses for covering super important news on virushka’s honeymoon and taimur’s diapers
Really helpful and informative of you.
— Ashish Chanchlani (@ashchanchlani) January 7, 2018
IndiaTV removed the story on Twitter due to the backlash but it still exists on their website. As pointed out by @AnupamConnects, “In a country where FIRs are lodged against journalists for pointing to flaws (Tribune-Aadhar data) and exposing scams (The Wire-Jay Shah), investigative journalism will surely be reduced to finding out – who changes Taimur Ali Khan’s diapers.