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When Rajiv Gandhi's government cravenly gave in to Khushwant Singh's advice and cynically banned Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses, one of the (certainly unintended) consequences -- was that it ensured huge publicity and sale of the book that would otherwise never have been possible.
Something like that is what a TV channel/anchor -- and presumably, their legal team -- seem to have managed to do by getting a blogger to not only withdraw a blog post [though it is still available in Google cache -- scroll down or just search for ‘Shoddy Journalism’ on your browser] but also issue an unconditional apology.
OK, it's not a great analogy -- there is no fatwa, no death-threat and, hell, no copies to sell either -- and, please, no, I do not think that Salman Rushdie should be thankful to the RG government either -- but you get the picture.
This is about all I am capable of at this late hour in this sleep-deprived state, after a particularly tiring day.
1. Looking around, I see there is, understandably, a storm of outrage out there in the blogosphere. A quick search shows that the bloggers seem to be concentrating on the broad point that the withdrawn blog entry was quoting some excerpts from Wikipedia but, as Prem Panicker poi