Pradip Nepal, CPN (UML) MP
"After the unimaginable incident of 1 June, people started fabricating stories. They spoke anything they dreamt up. But the foreign media was the most imaginative. Even BBC had before 5am on Saturday morning announced that a massacre had taken place in the palace and stated with conviction that the then crown prince was responsible. Soon after, CNN, Zee News and Star News all began broadcasting similar reports. The Indian media crossed all limits. They often sounded as if they had been present on the scene. The Indian media lost all credibility after the hijacking incident (of an Indian Airlines aircraft in December 1999), but now they have surpassed themselves in irresponsibility. This is why Nepalis don't trust them. And because of the Indian media's behaviour, Nepalis suspect the intentions of the Indian ruling class. For three days the Indian media was bent upon proving the crown prince was the killer. Suddenly, after the third day, they started portraying him as a serious poet. It was laughable. When they realised he was not yet dead, they sang paeans to this serious poet.
(Note: On Wednesday, 6 June Pradip Nepal himself was interviewed by Zee News, where he was identified as a "senior journalist".)