On the evening of March 2nd, 2010, the Tamil TV channel Sun TV aired excerpts from the video, claiming to have received the exclusive footage from an anonymous source. To add to the suspense, neither Paramahamsa Nithyananda (who was at the Kumbha Mela in Hardwar at the time) nor Ranjita (who went missing) were available for comment. Subsequently, a disciple of Paramhamsa Nithyananda spoke to the press, disclosing that it was he who had secretly videotaped Him in order to ‘expose’ him.
Times of India, a highly popular and trusted news outlet in India, publishes an atrociously worded piece about His Divine Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda. Times of India has the largest readership in India, with it’s numbers reaching higher than the second and third largest daily’s put together. It has a readership of 2,716,291 daily. A paper of such high readership, which is so widely trusted, is posting barbaric lies about Paramahamsa Nithyananda. The article reads:
They neither did the research to get even basic facts like the actresses’s name right, nor did they report the incident responsibly. To say he was “caught” implies he is guilty. This kind of word-smithing to manipulate the mind of whoever reads this article shows the cheap quality of journalism in the outlet. Any option of the public having a neutral or favourable opinion of an innocent man goes out the window. A guru who is constantly working to give humanity new breakthroughs will have all his sacrifice wasted if humanity is not even interested in what he has to offer.