Arnub Goswami, the man whom the nation has come to love and praise, poster boy for Times Now, allegedly the best journalist alive, is infact, a megalomaniac, obnoxious person.
So I’m home after a couple of months only to find my entire family blown out of the water by the journalistic capabilities of Mr. Goswami. After watching him for a week, I can safely conclude that Arnub Goswami is to journalism what Rakhi Sawant is to Bollywood. I don’t even like Indian news channels in general but believe me, I’ll prefer watching “Alien drinking a cow’s milk” rather than listening to this moron rant on and on about any God darned topic on earth.[quote_box_center author=”Anonymous | Quora”]Arnab Goswami is not a journalist. Calling him journalist would be an insult of many others who have that tag. Arnab Goswami is a english news media equivalent of Navjyot Singh Siddhu sitting in Comedy show and laughing when there is no joke and talking stuff that is irrelevant to the topic.[/quote_box_center]
Beyond doubt, Mr. Goswami has taken Times Now places ever since he joined the agency but what everyone fails to understand is the fact that Arnub Goswami, at the end of the day, is a businessman. He knows exactly what the viewers want and how to sugar coat everything just to the right amount to get the best TRP in the country.
Just like Flipkart cashed in on the mindset of Indians and is now the most successful ecommerce site in the country, similarly Arnub Goswami has honed himself to perfection for catering to the ever diminishing Indian mentality. Nobody likes a know-it-all, but kudos to Mr. Goswami for making people question themselves on this as well.
And don’t even get me started on his special prime time show, The News Hour. The man has single-handedly brought Times Now to the fore of English News television in India and that is mostly a product of his unique style of conducting debates on his show.
For those living under a rock for the past few years, Mr. Arnub holds an open court session wherein he is the Judge, the Jury and the Executioner. The guy is multi-talented. He knows everything about the Indian politics and best of all, his opinion is the only one that matters.
He has a pretty simple algorithm that he follows to win every debate. He opens his show with his opinion on the table and triggers a chauvinist viewpoint. He will have an activist who will be his target throughout the debate. He’ll then raise a direct question to the main opponent. As soon as the opponent starts to answer, he is hit with another out of the context question which throw him off a bit. He stammers and bam, Arnub is at his throat. He never lets you present your views at his show, instead, he puts the words in your mouth and charges you guilty. Next, he’ll announce to everyone that the opponent should be ashamed to have such views and makes sure everyone present has enough doubt to ridicule the opponent.
Another counter question. Yes, he starts the questioning and only he can counter question on a question that he himself raised. If you are still with me, you’ll have noticed that the opponent still didn’t get the chance to answer the previous questions. Amidst all the chaos, he will hit you with his trump card, “Mr. XYZ, Why are you still silent? Answer me” and if you dare open your mouth “No, No, No, No… The Nation wants to know.” God, somebody give this guy a medal.
Even after all the record breaking debates, ridiculing most politicians and activists, hitting almost every celebrated topic, I never saw the debate arriving at a conclusion. Because it’s either his way or no way! In his own words, “Going on and on and on and on about something does not make you right” the same applies to him as well, doesn’t it?
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