Archive for December 2009

Shireen Mazari Exposed In New Article

Dec 31st, 2009 | By | Category: The Nation

We mentioned last week that a new article exposing Shireen Mazari was being published by her former American colleague that adds further embarrassment for The Nation and making the Pakistan media as a whole look foolish in the eyes of the world. Finally we have received a copy of the article, and are providing it below.



Media continues to be source of international embarrassment

Dec 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The media continues to be a source of international embarrassment for Pakistan. Not only is there the upcoming article about Shireen Marazi in the magazine The New Republic, but a recent article in The Washington Times by veteran journalist and Editor-at-Large of United Press Intertnational Arnaud de Borchgrave paints a particularly unflattering picture of our national […]



Media Gives Pro-Taliban Parties Undue Attention

Dec 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Nadeem Paracha’s column written in the aftermath of the horrible attack in Karachi makes an important point about the effect of media on politics, and how certain media outlets are giving an outsized bullhorn to pro-Taliban political parties. It is interesting to note, that though parties such as the Jamat-i-Islami and Imran Khan’s Tehrik-e-Insaaf have […]



Nadeem Paracha: Waltz with the NRO

Dec 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Regular readers know that we are big fans of Nadeem Paracha. He represents what is good about journalism — being critical, but fair; being intelligent, but accessible; putting solid analysis before fantasy; and most of all, his willingness to take his fellow media personalities to task when they are ridiculous. This week, of course, he […]



Shireen Mazari: Ann Coulter of Pakistan

Dec 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The coming article about Shireen Mazari is a real eye-opener. “Slander: Meet the Ann Coulter of Pakistan”, paints a quite unflattering picture of a friendless, bitter, paranoid old woman who sees spies and enemies everywhere.  People like this are not uncommon. We see them in markets every day. Shireen Mazari is different, though, because she […]



Shireen Mazari Embarasses The Nation

Dec 24th, 2009 | By | Category: The Nation

UPDATE: A dear reader has written that he has a copy of the article and says that the author once worked with Shireen Mazari in Pakistan and is exposing some pretty damning evidence about her! I will keep this blog updated with more information as I receive it! Thanks to a tip from a dear […]



Shahid Masood is Not Chief Justice

Dec 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Geo TV

Why is Shahid Masood pretending he is Chief Justice? As a TV talk show host, Masood could be facilitating discussions about the topic of the day in a way that brings new and enlightening information to the people. Instead, he is constantly thrusting his opinion over others, and treating his own opinion as fact. Take […]



Taliban Target Press Club in Peshawar

Dec 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

  Taliban militants have bombed a journalists’ club, killing  three people. This violent attack on media sends a clear signal that jihadi militants are targeting the heart of Pakistan’s civil society. Will right-wing conspiracy-prone talking heads now finally admit that this jihadi war on Pakistan is real? Will Shahid Masood, Shaheen Sehbai, and Ansar Abbasi […]



Merey Mutabiq: What is the point of the show?

Dec 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Merey Mutabiq

For the average Pakistani, what is the point of Merey Mutabiq? One could hardly recall a program of Dr. Shahid Masood in which he had discussed the problems or individual issues that most people of the country face. If at all he had any viwership, he is fast losing that due to a particular set […]



Pakistan's New Media Dictionary

Dec 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Satire

The esteemed and very witty Nadeem Paracha has posted a satire of Pakistan’s media worthy of the greatest rewards on the Dawn blog. In case you haven’t seen it, here it is for your enlightenment. We only recommend that you do not try to read while drinking your chai, otherwise you may spill it on […]



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