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India’s Media Is War-Crazy

Journalism is taking a back seat to jingoism.

If India and Pakistan ever resolve their conflict, it won’t be thanks to the Indian media.

Ever since a suicide attack in Pulwama, Kashmir, killed more than 40 paramilitary Indian soldiers on Feb. 14, India’s television news networks have been baying for blood, as have ordinary citizens on social media. The attack was carried out by a suicide bomber from the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist group, which India blames Pakistan for harboring and sponsoring.

“We want revenge, not condemnation. … It is time for blood, the enemy’s blood,” Arnab Goswami, a famously aggressive news anchor, the day after the

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