Good for country as accountability sets in: India Today suspends Rajdeep Sardesai for reporting misinformation


In a first for India’s highly competitive news television industry – whose reporters and anchors have often rushed to air with stories or news breaks that subsequently turn out to be incorrect or even fabricated – India Today has taken senior anchor and consulting editor Rajdeep Sardesai off the air for two weeks, citing his on-air claim and tweets of Delhi Police shooting and killing a farmer during the January 26 tractor rally. The channel has also deducted one month’s salary from the anchor.

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