That much of the Indian TV media doesn’t even pretend to bother about the truth anymore isn’t news. Still, every now and then, their sheer audacity to peddle lies and propaganda with a straight face leaves you stunned.
Since last night, some news outlets have gone to town declaring, with evident glee, that opposition MPs in Pakistan’s parliament shouted slogans hailing India’s prime minister during a raucous debate on Wednesday.
“’Modi, Modi’ chants raised in Pakistan’s National Assembly,’ declares the headline of a report on Yahoo News.
“Pakistan’s parliament reverberated with ‘Modi, Modi’ chants,” the TV news channel declared, “forcing the country’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to lash out in anger”.