Archive for May 2010

Jang Group: Wrong on the facts, wrong on the law

May 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Jang Group continues its attack on the truth today with an article by Tariq Butt titled, “Government voluntarily finished off Zardari’s immunity,” that is rather bizarre in its complete failure to even pretend that it is a neutral reporting. Besides being a ham-handed piece of political propaganda, the article is, as I have heard lawyers […]



Ansar Abbasi Served With Defamation Notice

May 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The News (Jang) reports today that Mr. Ansar Abbasi has been served with legal notice under Section 3 (1) of Defamation Ordinance, 2002 for comments made about Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab on the TV programme ‘Dunya Today.’ She said in a TV programme, ‘Dunya Today,’ telecast on 10th of May, Ansar Abbasi […]



Grading Shireen Mazari's Faisal Shahzad Conspiracy

May 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The Nation

Shireen Mazari has written the master piece of conspiracy literature about the Faisal Shahzad case. I am grateful for her putting it all in order so that it can be so easily refuted. Writing for The Nation on Monday, Mazari manages to get everything wrong, right from the beginning. Let’s grade her answers in order […]



What did Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder really say?

May 12th, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

Yesterday, The Nation suggested the entire Faisal Shahzad case is a ‘set up’ to trap Pakistan, and that we may be facing an ‘imminent attack’ by the Americans. The evidence they present are some statements by American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and American Attorney General Eric Holder. Both statements, which were made during TV […]



Who is Shaheen Sehbai working for?

May 10th, 2010 | By | Category: The News

Shaheen Sehbai is back with more of his psychic magic in The News. Today he uses his psychic powers to read the mind of, as usual, President Zardari who he says is ‘on a warpath‘ against, well, everyone. But today’s column takes a new, and troubling direction. While the silliness and contradictions that we have […]



It's time to grow up

May 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories

Okay, this must be the biggest mess of a conspiracy theory I’ve seen in some time. Kamran Khan and Talat Hussain may have been first out of the gate on this one, but it is spreading like a wild fire, and it threatens to burn up any credibility left in our media. Today, Mohammad Jamil […]



Pakistan's Paranoid Press

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

As I wrote yesterday, the conspiracy brigade was quick out of the gate to peddle some awful conspiracies about the Times Square bombing attempt. In the past, the habit of our journalists to resort to conspiracy theories has been an embarrassment on the national stage. This time, it’s no different. American newspaper Boston Globe published […]



Conspiracy Brigade Strikes Again Right On Cue

May 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories

The conspiracy brigade strikes again, and right on cue. When I first saw the news that some Pakistani had been arrested for the plot to bomb New York, I knew it was just a matter of time before the conspiracy wallahs were out in force. True to form, Talat Hussain ranted on Aaj that there […]



Ansar Abbasi and Tariq Butt at it again

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

The following report comes from the blog Let Us Build Pakistan. LUBP is an independent blog by supporters of PPP. Pakistan Media Watch is not partisan (we have defended individuals from different political parties, and will continue to) but only seeks to correct inaccurate and misleading information in the media. We are re-posting this analysis […]



Merey Mutabiq Using Misleading Edits?

May 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Merey Mutabiq

The following paragraph comes from Kamran Shafi’s column in today’s Dawn: I made the mistake of my life when I appeared, against better counsel, on Dr Shahid Masood’s Meray Mutabiq which was recorded and then edited. And by golly was it edited! Suffice it to say that I was shocked out of my wits, and […]



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