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Ignoring anti-Modi protests, Indian media gave up all pretence of fairness and turned into cheerleaders instead of reporters

Journalists almost always manage to get the story they want to get. Before they set out of their TV studios and offices to report, they usually have a brief prepared that covers all angles and hooks that the story must have. In that sense, much of what you get from your daily TV news and newspapers is not a report as filed by someone who just went out and reported (in the pure sense of the word) what he or she saw – because the reporter has already outlined some basic points that decide the tone and tenor of a story.