Indian Conservatives Struggle to Build Alternative Media

Amitabh Tripathi is convinced his nation of India is under attack; so he did something few people are willing to do.  He abandoned a promising freelance career with India's mainstream media (MSM), so he could he could write openly as a conservative about Indian leftists, Islamists, and government policies that play into their hands.  "You cannot write about the leftists," he told me, "because the Congress [Party] government is dependent on them"; and if you identify the terrorist threat as Islamist, "you are called anti-Muslim and a racist."  But, Tripathi said, that is not what worries  him the most.  "The major threat to Indian sovereignty is government policies that are based on pseudo-secularism and Muslim appeasement."  For journalists, that translates into a rigid political correctness that forces them to adhere to the MSM's left-wing bias or look for employment elsewhere."After meeting Dr. Daniel Pipes...(Read Full Article)

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