Inspired By Trump, Kejriwal Lashes Out At Media For 'Paid News'

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| January 30 , 2017 , 14:41 IST
[caption id="attachment_244167" align="aligncenter" width="700"]DelhIi Chef Minister Kejriwal DelhIi Chef Minister Kejriwal[/caption] Ahead of a media survey showing that AAP may likely to lose in upcoming Punjab Assembly elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday lashed out at journalists carrying what he called "paid news or fake news". Perhaps inspired by US President Trump, Delhi CM took to Twitter for expressing his grievances against the media for the survey. "There are some (power) brokers walking around disguised as journalists. It is time they are named and exposed to the public," Kejriwal tweeted last night. "Could this survey (result) be even possible unless someone's been paid to carry it. This is the limit of shamelessness," the Delhi chief minister tweeted.   Kejriwal's party colleague Ashutosh also tweeted about the survey which gave AAP only between 14 and 19 seats in the Punjab Assembly: When someone on Twitter suggested to Kejriwal that a "difference of opinion is entirely feasible", he shot back, implying journalists just watch each other's backs. "If your friends are engaged in such power-broking you call it a 'difference of opinion'. If we raise our voice against injustices, we are called wrong," he said. Then, he and party colleague Ashutosh tweeted each other agreeing with what the other said. Ashutosh tweeted, "When we called politicians corrupt, the media was thrilled. Now, when we expose the media's corruption, our journalist friends don't like it." Kejriwal's replied, "Just like the BJP and the Akali Dal protect each other, journalists are protecting other journalists." The Delhi CM then said "it's time the media's corruption is discussed openly, by naming names. Who has how much wealth, who has invested in which TV channel."