13 April 2010
In this article which the reporter titles “Godman’s Tantric Sex Practices Exposed”. The article’s body content however is about a different subject entirely.
Within the article itself, Deccan Herald claims the existence of an agreement between the organization and the volunteers associated with it. These claims were made with no source or any proof of the existence of such a document.
Furthermore, out of its already baseless content, the reporter straightaway titles the article saying ‘Tantra sex practices exposed!’ compelling readers to believe through its emphatic declaration that its true. By using the word exposed, the reporter is by default making it a ‘new discovery’ for the reader. By using socially taboo words like “tantra” and “sex” in the title, it is a clear ploy to not only attract the eyes of readers but also to brainwash them with such blind and bold statements.
Deccan Herald’s credibility is completely compromised with these repeated incidents of publicizing fake tabloid content with a clear motive of brainwashing the readers.