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Futuristic Conspiracy

Futuristic Conspiracy ? Nireekshak CORRESPONDENTS who covered the Lucknow session of the AICC(O) must undoubtedly have been competent man but they seem nonetheless to have passed off quite a bit of local gossip, garnished generously with their own wishful thinking, as hard news. Political reports are, of course, rarely if ever totally uncoloured by the reporter's subjective attitude to the news; and, as Nehru once remarked to a group of pressmen, perhaps no journalist should be so insufferably objective in his approach to news that he loses his vision altogether. Yet objectivity of approach is still what is enjoined on the reporter, by tradition as well as modern practice. Generally speaking, he observes the rules. However, the temptation seems to have been strong in Lucknow to dump the rules.

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