Reuters journalist deletes tweet in mystery move

Founding Editor | Jul 13, 2013

Reuters journalist deletes tweet in mystery move
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:

 

Reuters journalist deletes tweet in mystery move

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.

 

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