McAdams: Times Now anchor Rahul Shivshankar’s on-air rant about Ukraine goes viral after guest identity mix-up

A video of an Indian TV debate on Ukraine has gone viral after the host berated a visitor for greater than a minute dwell on air — earlier than realising he was shouting on the flawed particular person.

The clip reveals Rahul Shivshankar, a right-wing tv anchor for the Indian information channel Occasions Now, scolding Bohdan Nahaylo, the chief editor of Ukraine’s English-language newspaper Kyiv Put up.

Within the video Shivshankar seems to imagine that Nahaylo the truth is Daniel McAdams, the chief director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, the opposite panelist on his present.

Within the clip, Mr McAdams lastly has to shout out to cease the controversy in order that he can inform the anchor the error that has been made.

The viral clip reveals Shivshankar telling “Daniel McAdams” to “just take a bit of a chill pill”, earlier than launching into his rebuke and telling him to “relax”. Nahaylo hits again by saying he doesn’t wish to as a result of “my country is at war”.

Believing he’s addressing an American knowledgeable, Shivshankar says to Nahaylo: “Mr McAdams if you are so concerned about Ukrainians… get off the fence and send your forces and put boots on the ground. Don’t lecture us here in India, okay? I am not gonna hear your lecture. And if you have really problems (sic), then go tell the US president Mr Biden who flashes… who flashes his fancy credentials,” the information host may be heard shouting.

As cross speak continues between Shivshankar and Nahaylo, Mr McAdams himself may be heard saying, “I am not even talking”. He goes unheard by Shivshankar.

The anchor then launches right into a tirade in regards to the humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan and references the “African nations” and Iraq amid the cross speak.

“And don’t sit here and lecture us… don’t sit here and lecture us Mr McAdams. We shut him down,” Shivshankar stated.

At this level the actual Mr McAdams interjects, shouting: “I’m not talking! It’s the other guy who’s talking. I haven’t been able to say a word!”

“Absolutely. The man has gone completely ballistic, and if he feels so strongly, he should go and fight alongside Ukrainians who are being killed,” replies Shivshankar, nonetheless not realising he’s been berating the flawed particular person.

That is when Mr McAdams once more makes an attempt to clarify the place Shivshankar has gone flawed.

“Dear host, I have not said a word yet. I don’t know why you’re yelling at me,” he stated.

“But I am not yelling at you, I am talking about Mr McAdams,” Shivshankar clarifies.

“I AM Mr McAdams! I am Mr McAdams and I haven’t said a word, so stop yelling at me!”

“Oh… ok, sorry, I got that confused. I got that… I got that… That’s Bohdan Nahaylo,” Shivshankar says, realising his mistake after a couple of seconds.

It seems the unique mistake could have been made on the a part of the present’s producers, with on-screen subtitles for Mr McAdams and Nahaylo displaying the flawed method spherical from the beginning of the controversy.

Clips of the video have been circulated broadly on social media. Indian sports activities journalist Prem Panicker requested customers to not decide Indian information media on the idea of the clip.

British anchor Piers Morgan, himself a controversial determine within the UK for airing controversial opinions, shared the video and joked about how vital it was to “check who your guests are”.

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