“There was a complainant (Saritha) in the solar scam and her complaint was that many in power had exploited her.
The complainant was close to the corridors of power and had exploited many common citizens.
It would be a legal fight not just for him, but for many common citizens who can’t wage such battles.
If Mangalam promotes yellow journalism, many others here do the same,” he wrote on Facebook.
There were also journalists who said that Kerala media’s behavior during Saritha Nair’s appearance before the judicial commission was much more heinous than Mangalam’s exposé.
Mangalam TV, a new Malayalam channel, launched on Sunday with a ‘sensational’ story.
The channel put out an audio tape, allegedly of Kerala Transport Minister AK Saseendran in conversation with a woman. The Minister resigned on moral grounds and the Chief Minister announced a judicial enquiry.
Shahina Nafeesa from Open Magazine wrote that action should be taken against Mangalam if it was proven that the conversation was consensual.