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India’s war-crazy TV media stoops to new low

TEHRAN – Truth is the first casualty of war, said Greek playwright Aeschylus. The phrase has been interminably used to explain and contextualize the gross misrepresentation of facts in the event of war. Last week, when warring neighbors India and Pakistan engaged in an aerial showdown, the chest-thumping, arm-chair jingoists in Indian news studios gleefully cheered them on. India conducted a ‘surgical strike’ first, followed by Pakistan’s strong retaliation, leading to heightened tensions and briefly bringing the two regional heavyweights to the brink of full-fledged war. The airstrike was conducted in response to the deadly terror attack in Indian-held […]

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