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I-PAC denies Andhra Jyothy’s report, Heritage sends legal notice to Sakshi


Andhra Jyothy and Sakshi seemingly have two things in common, both have been writing unsubstantiated stories and equally of them get around well.

Heritage Foods sent legal notices to Sakshi Media house for issuing false statement on Heritage vehicles being used for red sanders smuggling. The Heritage Foods spokesperson clarified that the vehicle did not belong to the firm. It may be recalled that a four-wheeler allegedly which was painted with Heritage company logo was seized on Monday for unlawfully carrying 71 logs of red sanders worth one crore rupees at Karkambadi Road near Seshachalam Reserve forest in Tirupati. Sakshi media house broad casted the news alleging that the vehicle belonged the Chief Minister founded Heritage firms and accused the ruling party of dubious acts.

On the other hand, Andhra Jyothi broad casted a story, saying that I-PAC, led by strategist Prashant Kishor, conducted surveys and offered feedback to Opposition YSR Congress Party for the upcoming 2019 Assembly elections. The cross-party advocacy group denied the reports and in a tweet said “We haven’t done any survey nor have given feedback to YSRCP wrt any individual/party. All news in this regard is completely speculative”

It is evident from these reports that if detesting is failing to work, start broadcasting fabrications. It’s high time for both the media houses to ask before assuming.

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Fake News : Sakshi writes CM announced Nobel for Olympic winner !

Once is a mistake, twice is a pattern and three times is a habit. This saying applies well to the Andhra Pradesh Opposition Leader Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy owned newspaper Sakshi. It has become a tradition for the daily to publish front page articles based on the points raised by social media spammers. The media house has time and again proved that, regardless of the facts it will only hear, what it wants to hear and write what it wants to write.

Ace Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated World and Olympic Champion Chen Long to win Australian Open Super Series last week. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday facilitated the badminton player and speaking on the occasion advised the children to practice and win laurels in Olympics. He expressed his desire to magnificently facilitate anyone who wins a gold medal in Olympics. Likewise, he recalled his announcement at Tirupati Science Congress, of giving 100 crore rupees prize money to the Nobel Prize winners in science.

It’s high time for Sakshi to become more informed than just being prejudiced. It reported the modified version of the Chief Minister’s speech as a banner headline in first page. The newspaper minced Chandrababu’s words by publishing, “Win in Olympics and I will confer Nobel prize”. TDP supremo paused in his speech when recalling about the Nobel prize announcement and he is grammatically correct. It is these predetermined choices by the reporters that are further denting the image of the media house. Sakshi must make a habit of fact checking before partaking and if they don’t have time, then it is better they avoid sharing fake news.

Here is the 5 months old video in which Chandrababu announced 100 crore for Nobel Prize winner in Tirupati Science congress : (  Yesterday , In vijayawada , he referred back to this 100 Crore Nobel prize announcement,  and also announced another 100 Crore for Olympic winner – if any )



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Excise Minister Jawahar challenges Jagan over Sakshi’s report

Andhra Pradesh Excise Minister K S Jawahar confronted Opposition Leader Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy regarding a story published in Sakshi newspaper on the new excise policy. The newspaper published a story on the new policy with a banner headline in first page where it alleged that the department is planning to plunder 332.8 crore rupees.

It may be noted that Jawahar who was blessed as the Excise minister in the recent cabinet expansion, said that policy will adhere to the Supreme Court guidelines on renewals and added that the it would be implemented from July 1 in the state. He said that 85 new bars will get permission at various places on the basis of the population up to 30,000 people.

Sakshi accused that under the direction of a prominent leader, a minister is collecting 40 lakh rupees from the current bar license holders to renew the license for five years. The state will have soon have 832 bars including the new 85. Based on this Sakshi came up with the figure of 332.8crore rupees.

Condemning these charges, Excise minister challenged that if Jagan is able to prove the charges, he would resign for ministerial position and retire from politics. However, in case Jagan fails to ascertain the allegations within 24hours, the TDP leader asked the opposition leader to leave the state. He called upon the YSRCP chief for face to face discussion regarding the allegations.

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TV9 Ravi Prakash meeting CBN is fake news by Sakshi


To be persuasive, a media house must be believable. To be believable, it must be credible and to be credible it must be truthful. But the actions of Sakshi seem otherwise. Recently a it reported that TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. Sakshi reported this incident as a banner headline in first page where it wrote that the duo met at Park Hyatt and held discussions for an hour.

It’s bizarre to assume that any personality who visits that hotel is bound to meet the CM. “I happened to go to Park Hyatt for lunch that day and apparently AP CM was also there. It’s been a year since I met Chandrababu.” told Ravi Prakash to Telugu360. Based on this report, several other stories emerged about the agenda of the meeting. It is ridiculous to connect dots without fact checking. It is unfortunate that media house that is run by senior journalists such as Ramachandra Murthy believes in their own lies and the story they make up in their heads. It’s high time for Sakshi to realize that credibility comes from acting in others interests before your own.

PS: Yesterday, one of the ‘great’ gossip website a sister of Sakshi added their own flavor about this meeting, which never happened. Incidentally, the article was deleted in few hours. In fact, this has been modus operandi by a particular group of media. First it comes in Sakshi, then in few YouTube handles started with sole intent to propagate gossip and then finally it lands on Sakshi’s sister gossip website.

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