The debates on TV often set the tone of the national discourse not just here in the West but also in places like India. As noted before, some innocent students at prestigious JNU in Delhi, India have been charged with sedition. It was all based on false TV footage fed by right-wing Hindutvadi - Zee News - where its anchors played the devil's role. They played judge and jury on JNU students and ‘anti-nationalism’.
It could be called The Judge and the Jury, now playing on the small screen in drawing rooms and running houseful for over a week ever since the JNU row broke out. In this hyper-nationalist blockbuster, the overworked and overwrought anchor doubles as both prosecution and judge — scolding, smirking, shouting, pronouncing verdicts.