Archive for April 2010

Amir Mateen's Gossip Column – Part II AKA "Sub Par Bollywood"

Apr 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

On Monday we reviewed The News‘s latest failure feature, Amir Mateen’s gossip column about PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif. As promised, we will continue this series of reviewing Mateen’s juicy gossip columns so that you can spend your time reading actual news. After attacking Nawaz under the guise of profiling PML-N, Mateen turned his sights to […]

The Jang Group – how low the standards would fall?

Apr 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The following was posted by Mr. Yousuf Nazar at his own blog, State of Pakistan, on Saturday, 10 April 2010. Mr. Nazar makes excellent observations about the increasingly poor so-called ‘reporting’ being published by The News (Jang Group). I am getting quite fed up with the planted, biased, illiterate, and highly unprofessional so-called reporting by […]

Amir Mateen's Gossip Column – Part I

Apr 12th, 2010 | By | Category: The News

The News recently announced the return of senior journalist Amir Mateen who was supposed to bring his 24-years of experience and write a series of profiles on political parties – “how they may have performed, changed, and developed in the two years after the last elections.” What resulted, however, is better titled, “Amir Mateen’s Gossip […]

Pakistani Media's Misplaced Priorities

Apr 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

History was made in Pakistan this week when traditionally bitter rivals put aside their differences and concentrated on what they had in common, putting their personal ambition second to a greater good. Obviously, I am talking about the Shoaib-Sania wedding! What else could have possibly been worth reporting this week? All this is a joke, […]

The News Should Take Its Own Advice

Apr 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Today’s issue of The News includes a very good editorial praising the gathering of editors and senior journalists in Karachi under the Aman ki Asha initiative, and pointing out the important role that media can play in countering misinformation and fostering cooperation and progress. The editors of The News make an excellent point: Once people […]

Ahmed Quraishi Makes Dangerous Turn

Apr 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories

It has been a while since we’ve written about Mr. Ahmed Quraishi and his cult of conspiracy theories. Ahmed is still around, but his ideas have gotten so completely crazy that, like his guru Zaid Hamid, they are hard to take seriously enough to even reply to. But something was brought to my attention recently […]

Ansar Abbasi Out LBW (Learn Before Writing!)

Apr 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Poor Mr. Ansar Abbasi – he does not know how to quit while he is ahead. After his very poor showing on Friday, Mr. Abbasi has decided to have another go at writing his “news analysis” about the NRO. The column, “After Sindh card, Zardari uses Benazir,” is Ansar’s attempt at playing judge against President […]

Ansar Abbasi's "Truth" Problem

Apr 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Just this week I posted about Jang Group’s problem with facts. Now, as if to prove my point, Ansar Abbasi writes an article filled with so many problems and errors that it’s hard to keep them all straight. The article in question appeared in Friday’s issue of The News titled, “SC’s resolve unnerves Presidency; US.” […]

Watching the Watchers

Apr 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Zaair Hussain’s column in Daily Times today is an excellent explanation of why it is so important that we, the citizens, keep a check on the media and do not allow it to become like a dictator in its own right.  We talk about accountability for government officials, politicians, and police – but rarely do […]

Is Jang Group Reporting Facts…Or Erasing Them?

Apr 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The past few weeks have been filled with enough political news to keep any reporter busy. This creates a prime opportunity to view what different media groups are reporting and how they are reporting it. For our first examination, we looked at how The News (Jang Group) is reporting the constitutional reforms. The results of […]