Shivshankar, who was having a prime time debate, repeatedly mispronounced a guest panel member insulting him.
Guest members – Bohdan Nahaylo, editor-in-chief of the Kyiv Post and Daniel McAdams, head of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity – were talking to Rahul Shivshankar about the Russia-Ukraine crisis, when the anchor accused the wrong guest of taking a ‘chill pill’. asked for , Mr McAdams
Shivshankar begins to address Bohdan Nahylo as ‘Mr. McAdams ‘ and throws a series of insults to blame him and “his people” for the former colonization.
” Mr. McAdams , wait no, wait, if you’re worried about Ukrainians get off the fence and put shoes on the ground. Don’t lecture us here in India, okay? I’m not going to listen to your lectures,” Shivshankar he said.
However, Shivshankar’s intention was for Bohdan Nahaylo and not Daniel Mr McAdams.
Even as the real McAdams looked confused, Shivshankar kept on using his name while scolding the wrong guest. After about a minute when things got out of control, the editor-in-chief of Kyiv Post got furious and yelled at the anchor asking why the anchor was addressing him when he didn’t say a word.
“I’m not talking. I’m not talking. It’s the other guy who’s talking. I couldn’t say a word,” Daniel McAdams shouted to Shivshankar.
Even at this point the editor-in-chief of Times Now did not understand his mistake and continued with his insult.
When McAdams , who was finally allowed to speak, said clearly upset, “Dear host I haven’t said a word yet. I don’t know why you’re yelling at me.” Shivshankar realized his mistake, paused for a while and then apologized for his confusion. Mr McAdams
The growing distaste for select media houses in general intensified as Twitter users mocked Shivshankar for his wrongdoings. The hashtag #IamMrMcAdams was trending with the funniest reactions.
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