I’m sorry to say this but its becoming standard practice.
Someone lobs a lollipop like this one:
The deal is through Family Planning.
I am all for it.
I just started to learn the use emoticans , thanks to enqyoob saar
(Aplogies Snow saar your emoticans seemed to have disappeared!)
Then someone latches on to it and then exclaims:
How can foreign policy of a one billion country be decided by a family of three people
And then finally the drum roll of chest beating and wailing starts:
Because initially it was Bappu alone then came Chacha alone and now because of democracy 3 of same family will decide the foreign policy. Foreign policy is best when decided by Foreigners.
[I know by typing this message I probably am preempting a lot of similar posts]
In the midst of all this the original comment and its context is totally lost.
This is exactly what Sankarshan Thakur wrote in The Telegraph report:
Although there is nothing to indicate Rahul has overtly pushed the Prime Minister’s case in order to rid the Congress of its prevarication — Manmohan Singh is known to be increasingly upset with his party’s inability to stand up for the deal despite unanimous resolutions of the government and the Congress backing it — it is learnt that he has been arguing actively for it in “influential circles”, which may be nothing more than a euphemism for his mother and Congress president, Sonia Gandhi.
It is only too well known that Sonia often relies on close family — Rahul, Priyanka and son-in-law Robert Vadra — to firm up critical decisions.
The protracted row over the nuclear deal has pitched the UPA chairperson on the horns of a bitter dilemma: on the one side, a trusted and indispensable Prime Minister bent on pushing the deal, and, on the other, the combined prospect of a bitter break with the Left and facing polls in an economically adverse climate.
Pray can some kind soul educate me as to where exactly it is being said that the foreign policy of 1 billion people is being decided by a family of three? Bill Clinton used to depend a lot of Hillary's advice on key decisions just as Ronald Regan used to depend on wife Nancy, but no one ever said US policy was dictated by the First Wifes?
This is very similar to the gupshup in TOI about some US FIIs allegedly
playing short on the Nifty Futures
market to pressure India to sign the N-deal. That report was already stated as gossip by the media king of gossip, Times of India, and presented without a shred of corroborative evidence.
Yet the moment it was posted, in jest by Sraj, immediately there were cries of doom and gloom.
Heck did anyone even realize they were talking about a Futures market and not stock market? And did anyone realize that if some US FIIs going short on a Futures market can blackmail a US$1 trillion economy then we deserve it?
I really wonder if all these Sky is Falling, Sky is Falling chorus serves some other purpose or is it just folks letting out steam?