President-News and Editor in Chief of TimesNow, Arnab Goswami, is not exactly known for overseeing quiet, sober discussions on his nightly NewsHour show. Indeed, rants on the show tend to be so fiery that the graphics department decided to add flames to situations that are usually already incendiary, creating the iconic Burning Question, just one of the many immediately recognisable elements of the NewsHour.
Another trait that you'll notice right away? Yelling. Goswami, with the aid of some seemingly limitless source of energy, manages to muster the strength to spend five nights a week fulminating, berating, angrily questioning and generally shouting at everyone he's invited to be on the show, all of whom are happy to return the favour.
The experience of not getting a chance to be heard while appearing on Goswami's show is so familiar that it has its own special troll moment.
Earlier this year, when the NewsHour was debating Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's decision to embrace Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Goswami happened to notice what he called a "new" debating technique. YouTube user Curious Kitty spotted this and has uploaded the specific clip for all to see.
"I've noticed off late that a new style of debating is being practiced by some people where you decide I'm going to speak over everyone for the longest possible time without drawing a breath. In my view, that is an in appropriate way of debating. Listen to the other side. If you think you can just speak for five minutes without drawing your breath over someone that doesn't make your point any stronger," Goswami says, to Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Raghav Chadha, before proceeding to speak over Chadha's objections at the end of his comment.
For a man who has inspired entire musical numbers because of his willingness to rant over other people's comments and other remixes applauding those who took him on over this tendency, it's surprising to see Goswami note this 'new' technique.'