Because the internet and news media is flooded with an unending supply of crooks, it often happens that I think of something and say to myself: “gotta blog about this”. But then more Mameluks show up before the end of the day, doing more outrageous crap and priorities change and I decide to push the post to a later day. Well, there is one post I planned to write long ago, but ended up pushing it for later and later and now it seems I will never have to write it.
Long ago, I planned to write a post called “Dear Jaggi, the buck stops with you“. The post was intended to heavily criticize R Jagannathan, the boss of Firstpost. Yes, I know for certain that The Jaggi is not a Mameluk. In fact, he is one of the few writers in the media with open right wing sympathies. What I planned to say is that The Jaggi cannot shun responsibility for allowing Firstpost to become a filthy rag that the Dynasty uses as a doormat. He’s the boss: the buck stops with him. When Mameluks like Sandipan Sharma crap all over Firstpost with the worst kind of pro-Dynasty drivel, The Jaggi cannot claim to be helpless. Firstpost had become one of the worst hangouts for crooks in recent months, so much so that I found even Troll.in a bit more sensible. Was The Jaggi being a Manmohan like mask for the Mameluk media? If so, I wanted The Jaggi to come out and admit it openly instead of being a snake in the grass.
And no, Jaggi can’t redeem himself by writing a sensible story once in a while in Firstpost. He’s the boss. He should take responsibility.
Fortunately, it seems that I will not have to write that post after all. Here is some Achche Din:
So The Jaggi is moving. And Swarajya seems to be a perfect, logical home for him. I have been a regular subscriber to Swarajya and I am thrilled by the production quality and writing quality of the magazine. At Dynastycrooks, we are always mourning the lack of a strong Right Wing Ecosystem, but we should embrace good news when it comes. Swarajya seems like a success story and The Jaggi has just added more gravitas to the team.
Since this is an “Achche Din” post, I thought I would also throw in a mention of Smriti Irani’s decision to give an interview to Opindia.com.
A refreshing change indeed from watching BJP leaders giving interviews to NDTV for the benefit of its 1 lakh viewers. Some people have more twitter followers than NDTV has viewers. Some efforts by a top BJP leader finally to nurture the Right Wing ecosystem… My very best wishes to Opindia.com. You guys have done a wonderful job indeed. And with near zero resources. This interview with Smriti Irani should give Opindia a huge amount of traction and publicity. Hope the BJP will engage with more RW outlets like IBTL (and revive Centreright.in: what happened to those guys, does anyone know? )
Finally, the best news. With The Jaggi moving, there’s no reason to read Firstpost any more !!!
Party to banti hai 🙂 🙂 😉
Now the Mameluks can do whatever with Firstpost. It’s going down the drain. Yes, I’ll keep visiting Firstpost once in a while to call out the Mameluks 🙂 I’ll read Firstpost so you don’t have to 🙂