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How the internet broke loose over #ArnabDidIt

Twitter users had a field day yesterday when senior journalist and Consulting Editor of India Today Television Rajdeep Sardesai called out his former colleague and now Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV Arnab Goswami on a claim he could be seen making in a video that was shared widely on social media platforms.

The video first went viral a year ago. In it, Arnab Goswami could be seen narrating an experience he and his colleagues had while covering an area where riots were going on. Sardesai tweeted the link of the YouTube video titled “Arnab Goswami talking on Gujarat Riot (sic)”, and said, “Wow! My friend Arnab claims his car attacked next to CM Res in Guj riots!

Truth: he wasn’t covering Ahmedabad riots!!”

Soon after the tweet by Rajdeep, the entire internet let loose and started getting creative, making memes depicting Arnab Goswami’s presence in historic pictures throughout history.

A Facebook user shared a photoshopped photo of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci painting The Last Supper showing Arnab Goswami sitting right next to Jesus Christ himself.

Under Obama administration in 2011, when Osama Bin Laden was killed by the American armed forces, the White House had shared a picture of the top brass of defence along with Hilary Clinton watching the live stream of the operation.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.


Here is how the Internet folk morhped it in favour of #ArnabDidIt







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