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Journalists Accused Arnab Of Faking A Story That Didn't Happen To Him And People Have Gone All In

"Arnab was in Gujarat in 2002 just like Modi walked on the moon with Neil Armstrong in 1969."

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In the short clip, Goswami can be seen narrating a harrowing incident about his team getting attacked by a bunch of men brandishing weapons.

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He claimed that the attackers demanded that his team show them their identity cards to prove that they are Hindus.

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Unfortunately for him, Rajdeep Sardesai – his colleague at the time – claimed that Goswami was lying about the incident happening to him.

Wow! My friend Arnab claims his car attacked next to CM Res in Guj riots! Truth:he wasn't covering Ahmedabad riots!! https://t.co/xOe7zY8rCp

His accusations were backed by other reputed journalists, who joined in to claim that Goswami wasn't even in Gujarat during the riots.

Astonishing revelation considering Arnab wasn't in Gujarat when this incident took place with @sardesairajdeep.… https://t.co/F7RPmXb3f4

In fact, it seemed like Goswami had taken a personal anecdote from Sardesai's 2015 book, 2014 The Election That Changed India, and tried to pass it off as his own.

Amazing: becos actually this incident happened with @sardesairajdeep in Guj riots. We know cos we were there… https://t.co/BsU9pDUsqz

With Goswami yet to clear the air about the accusations, the internet has decided that it's fair game to joke about the conviction with which he allegedly claimed someone else's story as one from his own life.

I still get goosebumps thinking about how Arnab stared down a tank in Tiananmen Square.

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The original clip that went viral has since been deleted from YouTube, but there's no deleting the jokes that it has now spawned.

Arnab was in Gujarat in 2002 just like Modi walked on the moon with Neil Armstrong in 1969

To jokes about classic psychological thrillers from Indian cinema that follow Goswami's character arc.

Arnab looking at Rajdeep's picture and slowly becoming him so that he can steal his 2002 experience

It seems like he needs to issue a clarification ASAP if he wants to not remain a punchline in this new joke format.

I now ask a simple direct question: nation wants to know if Arnab will resign and quit journalism if his story turns out to be false?

You can watch Goswami narrate the anecdote with his trademark conviction here:

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Sahil Rizwan is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

Contact Sahil Rizwan at sahil.rizwan@buzzfeed.com.

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