Indian journalist, Aarti Tikoo Singh, actually thought PM Imran Khan misread a graph based on a satire piece. Awkward…
Recently, The Dependent, a Pakistani publication, published a satire piece on the Corona situation. It literally stated that the piece was satirical. This is important to remember. The article stated that PM Imran Khan announced in a press conference regarding Coronavirus that they had successfully managed to flatten the curve.
He credited the government’s smart lockdown policy for this successful management. Only when Saleem Kheshgi whispered in his ear, PM Imran Khan realized that he had been holding the chart upside down for the entire time. Again – satirical. Funny.
— The Dependent (@dependent_the) May 6, 2020
But an Indian journalist, Aarti Tikoo Singh, went on to publish this story on an Indian publication
I mean, who can ignore the big and bold ”SATIRE” written on The Dependent’s story?
— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) May 7, 2020
You can even have a closer look
She actually narrated the entire story very seriously…Matlab, kya yaar?
People naturally trolled the Indian media for this
Haha. Pulitzer prize worth piece. https://t.co/rgFOELGCVf
— Abbas Nasir (@abbasnasir59) May 7, 2020
Any time you get imposter syndrome, just remember that this propagandist who can't even tell the difference between obvious satire and real news passes for an expert. https://t.co/qTjeipCpGQ
— Mohammad Zaheer (@mzaheer88) May 7, 2020
— Taimur Ali K Mohmand (@iamTribalKhan) May 7, 2020
— Esquire Oreo Maqbool (@BrownLegendd) May 7, 2020
They absolutely loved this error
Absolutely love it how Pakistani satire continues to make absolute assess of people on the other side. This isn't the first time
— Khansaab (@GumbyAKhan) May 7, 2020
long live the 'journalist' @AartiTikoo
may she keeps us laughing like this with her journalistic (mis)adventures
— Bond (@Vega_Bond007) May 7, 2020
The Dependent also responded to this hilarious blunder
Learn to differentiate between satire and actual news reports @ians_india
And hands off our PM. He may be a petty, facile, undemocratically imposed lackey without principles, but he’s OUR petty, facile, undemocratically imposed lackey without principles! pic.twitter.com/mrTIeS4SBl
— Not The Dependent (@DependentNot) May 7, 2020
2020, man. It’s been weird. But it made us all laugh, so there’s that. Here’s to more of these eff ups!
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