In a deeply communal tweet, Zee News has projected the electoral battle between Donald Trump and Joe Biden as one between ‘nationalism’ and the ‘Muslim card’. The tweet promoting a show tracking election results asked viewers, “Will ‘nationalism’ win or the ‘Muslim card’?”
— Zee News (@ZeeNews) November 4, 2020
@narcoticsbureau I think zee news k office jana chahiye aap logo ko inke harkate Ajeeb hoti jaa rahi hai ??.
— Arvind Mishra (@arwiiind) November 4, 2020
Godi modia can’t survive a day without mentioning Muslims/Islam. So much of obsession, they make headlines accordingly.
— عبدالخالق (@APonderer_) November 4, 2020
USA has only 1.1 percent Muslims. So much obsession with Muslims? Or your channel runs only coz of Muslim word
— Abide in the truth (@Abide_in_truth) November 4, 2020
Zee News has often added a communal hue to its reportage. The most recent instance being a special show on “Zameen Jihad” against which SabrangIndia’s sister-organisation CJP has filed a complaint with the NBSA. For a democracy to thrive, the fourth estate must function with accuracy, balance and showcase respect for ideas like harmony, tolerance, diversity and inclusion.