Sruthi Gottipati, one of the two Reuters journalists who interviewed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi (read the text of the interview here) tweeted on Saturday morning:
The tweet came on the heels of Friday’s outrageous twisting and distortion of what Modi told Reuters by NCR-based television media. The willful distortion which had the potential of instigating a violent reaction among Muslims was reflected in Saturday morning’s Delhi-based newspapers. Sruthi Gottipati’s tweet was clearly meant to distance Reuters from the willful distortion and hideous spin-mastering by the NCR-based media.
Surprisingly, within hours of the tweet being put up, it was deleted, but not before it had received over 500 retweets. Soon after, she tweeted the link to a Reuters story gloating over how the interview with Modi had unleashed a puppy-under-the-wheel storm. (Read the story here.)
It remains a mystery why the tweet was put up in the first place and then promptly deleted.