Communists give full Marx to American journos

Are “market forces” prompting the Communist Party of India (Marxist) to get media savvy?

Its central committee met in New Delhi on Thursday to discuss the stalemate over the Indo-US nuclear deal. And, wonder of wonders, Onkar Singh of rediff.com reports that the CPI(M) meeting was attended by “leading American news agencies”.

The idea behind inviting American journalists obviously was to convey to the United States the rationale behind their opposition to the nuclear deal but that the communist parties, who have been at the receiving end of Indian media houses, presumably kept the Indians out tells its own story.

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