And – her latest idea is to have a dedicated channel which would be totally in her control – and which would show the true news without any frills or exaggerations. They must project news in the way she wants them to be projected.
Actually – all the regional DD (Doordarshan) channels are supposed to be doing just that – these are the official government channels and Banerjee should have trusted them. She can dictate her terms to them and they are bound to follow her instructions. It is run by government employees and any deviation can be punished.
Anyways – Mamata Banerjee is probably not able to repose any faith in their abilities or methods of working and wants a separate TV channel which would be run by her own staff.
And not only a dedicated TV channel but a dedicated newspaper is also in her scheme of things. Who knows – her loyal supporters might decide to issue a diktat to local cable TV operators to block the offensive channels.