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TV Newsance 180: All the wrong questions on TV news

This week, we look at how the humble question mark is misused on TV news. TV news channels can get away with smear campaigns, polarising debates, and out and out hate news by simply placing a question mark before factless assertions. For example, Will India become a ‘Muslim Rashtra’ in 2047? We look at the competition between Aman Chopra and Amish Devgan on News18 India over who can inject more poison into the airwaves. Also, a look at what Zee News wants us to learn from Spain. New debates continue to highlight the pain points in history to divide communities today.


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