ATTACKING THE MESSENGER
Politicians took time out from trying to win elections to blame the media for their problems
“We will crush such elements in the electronic media, which are indulging in false propaganda, if it does not stop."
Sushilkumar Shinde, Union home minister in Solapur, Maharashtra February 24
“Saw report by presstitutes, hilarious front page justification of Coup. Confirms who cooked up routine move to denigrate army…”
General V.K. Singh, former Army chief, in a tweet describing journalists who wrote a story on the movement of Army units in 2002 February 21
"I don't know why media houses want people to speak against me. They are associated with one party or another.”
Arvind Kejriwal, former Delhi chief minister and AAP leader, in Delhi January 25