Reporter gets into a soup on Twitter for old rants about current boss. Gets trolled and abused to no end for tweets written years ago.
Social media is an unforgiving space, especially if you have ever ranted out about your former/current/prospective employers, mentioning them with their name, explicitly. Nalini Sharma, a reporter with the Republic TV found herself on the bitter end of a Twitter trial because of her old tweets about Arnab Goswami, the present editor-in-chief of Republic TV, also her present boss.
Screenshots of various tweets presumed to have been written by her are doing rounds on Twitter, trolling Sharma to no end. Some of them are regarding her personal experiences and others about her political views. The major part of the trolling is, however, reserved for her tweets about Goswami.
A short story on Republic reporter Nalini @nalinisharma_ Covering Supreme Court, High Court & other legal forums!
When she was asked, she said she went to AMU to do a story that had nothing to do with AMU.
Ok! Good question, you are a good question, but your question hurts me. pic.twitter.com/6TQpfQASDe
— Desi Bhai | Tech Expert ?? (@DesiPoliticks) February 13, 2019
U call urself journalist. pic.twitter.com/Y8cGyFwszw
— Sameer Hindustani (@GowdaSameer) February 13, 2019
— Vinay Kumar Dokania (@VinayDokania) February 13, 2019
While we couldn’t trace all tweets, especially the ones laden with expletives, ones critical of Goswami were found to be real. It is likely that they have either been deleted or are completely fake.
It's exhausting just to watch Arnab Goswami. Imagine how exhausting it must be to be him!
— Nalini ? (@nalinisharma_) October 12, 2015
Is there a reason ppl continue going on Arnab Goswami's show even though he openly & obviously insults anyone who doesnt agree with him?
— Nalini ? (@nalinisharma_) February 2, 2016
If at least one person from Times Now didn't text Arnab "please don't goswami" then I don't even know what the point of his resignation is..
— Nalini ? (@nalinisharma_) November 1, 2016
But why is the Twitterverse suddenly interested in Sharma? The answer lies in the development that happened at the Aligarh Muslim University earlier in the day where a fracas took place between the team of Republic TV and students. It has reportedly led to a case of Sedition being filed against 14 students.