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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Mar 30, 2009 AT 22:27 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 31, 2009 00:48 IST

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Mar 30, 2009 AT 22:27 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 31, 2009 00:48 IST
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 I am truly, truly mystified at what your moderators deem a violation of Website policy.

On the thread Light hearted bantering my post yesterday (D-176/5) was deleted. I had referred to a quote from Tejpal in the article viz. "foremost critic of right-wing majoritarian politics in the country" and pasted an extract from Hartosh Bal's interview with Firstpost in which he said Tejpal's left liberalism had become SUBSERVIENT TO ONE POLITICAL PARTY".

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I am posting here as this is a general comment.

It seems Outlook has given up all pretence of being a balanced magazine which publishes articles reflecting different shades of political opinion. Either the editorial staff have been specially selected for their ability to write articles favouring a particular political disposition and denigrating their opponents.

This in itself is not bad, provided the magazine declares itself as such i.e. that it is pro a particular party. No one in the US has any doubts that the Wall Street Journal or Fox News is unabashedly pro-Republican. For whatever reason Indian journals are shy of stating that they favour a particular party. This week's edition is an extreme example. Two articles lauding the Congress and five running down Modi. In addition two more articles giving one version of the Babri Masjid affaire.

A long time ago in one of your anniversary editions I wrote "To be accused by both sides of the political divide of being a stooge of the other, is the best compliment Outlook can get". I'm afraid this no longer applies. Outlook has come along way in the 13 years since I wrote that and unfortunately, it has been mostly downhill.

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