टाइम्स नाऊ और अरनब को लेकर वीर सांघवी ने कारवां मैग्जीन को स्पष्टीकरण भेजा

जनवरी 2013 के कारवां मैग्जीन के अंक में हिंदुस्तान टाइम्स के पूर्व संपादक वीर सांघवी का एक पत्र छपा है. इसमें उन्होंने कारवां के दिसंबर 2012 के अंक में प्रकाशित एक स्टोरी में खुद के बारे में उल्लखित किए जाने को लेकर अपनी सफाई दी है. उस स्टोरी में टाइम्स नाऊ और अरनब गोस्वामी के बारे में जिक्र है और किन्हीं संदर्भों में वीर सांघवी की भी चर्चा है. क्या संदर्भ है, क्या सफाई दी है सांघवी ने, यह उनके पत्र से समझा जा सकता है, जो कारवां मैग्जीन में प्रकाशित है… ये है वो पत्र….

    An error seems to have crept into Rahul Bhatia‘s otherwise well-researched story about Times Now.

    I am quoted as having told a Times Now employee in 2006 that the Jains had offered me a job to head their television channels. I do not know who this unnamed employee is but she or he is clearly mistaken or has misremembered our conversation.

    I made no such remark.

    Considering that the story quotes me in inverted commas, I wish Caravan would have mailed or phoned me to double-check the quote. That way, I could have clarified this before the story appeared, rather than right now, after publication.

    For the record, I have watched Arnab‘s progress from his days at The Telegraph, through his stint at NDTV and now, as editor in chief of Times Now. Though it is ages since we last spoke or met, I have always liked him and respect his considerable achievements.

    Certainly, I will never diss him to a member of his staff. I have been in this business long enough not to do something that crass.

    Vir Sanghvi

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