Archive for May 2011

Geo Caught Plagiarising, Censoring Report On Drones

May 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang

Editors and journalists may think they can get away with plagiarizing articles and changing the facts reported without being caught. But in the modern age of the internet this is simply not possible. Most recently Geo has found itself embarrassed on the world stage when US think tank ‘AfPak Channel’ caught it plagiarizing an article […]

The News: Zardari Should Be More Like Dictators

May 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News (Jang Group) reports today that democratically elected President Asif Zardari should follow the examples of military dictators across the world. In a bizarre page 5 article, Jang Group reporter Sabir Shah writes that following the LHC verdict barring him from conducting political activities while in office, President Zardari “should seek inspiration” from the […]

Crazy Talk Hamid Mir Aur Ansar Abbasi Kay Saath

May 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV

On Crazy Talk last night, Hamid Mir and Ansar Abbasi put on an incredible show. And by ‘incredible’ I mean, of course, without a shred of credibility. Also, though, I mean incredibly funny. Earlier in the day, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif issued a statement on the raid in Abbottabad. According to Hamid Mir, Nawaz’s speech […]

Daily Express Headlines Add More Confusion

May 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Express

Daily Express really outdoes itself this time. The following headlines all appeared on the front page on 10 May. Is it any wonder that the people are confused? “Osama had died of illness long before – Iranian Intelligence Agency” “Osama was wearing a shalwar and a vest. Head and chest was shot twice – Interior […]

Ahmad Noorani Wrong Again

May 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Writing for The News Ahmad Noorani reports that the government decided not to probe the Abbottabad attack. The government has decided not to conduct inquiry of any kind at any level whatsoever about the shameful Abbottabad incident to find out the real culprits responsible for intelligence failure and violation of Pakistani borders and sovereignty. Only […]

What do McDonalds, Tata Group, and Osama have in common?

May 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Express, Express Tribune, Jang

Yesterday we wrote about the two-faced reporting on Osama bin Laden coming from Jang Group‘s newspapers. But Jang Group is not the only media group that has been promoting one perspective in its English language media while projecting a sympathetic or pro-jihadi message in its Urdu publications. On 4 May, Express Tribune published opinion pieces […]

Jang Group’s Two-Faced Reporting On Osama

May 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The events surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad have revealed the two faced media once again, this time in it’s worst form. This week a report by Agha Khalid on Osama bin Laden’s death appeared in both The News and Jang. These reports appeared on the same day, by the same reporter, and […]

Jang Group Publishes Fake Photo On Front Page

May 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang

The front page of Jang today features a fake death photograph of Osama bin Laden that was photoshopped from the movie “Black Hawk Down”. Here’s the newspaper: Here’s the original source image from the movie “Blackhawk Down”. Now some might ask when seeing the fake photo of bin Laden the first time, why was Osama […]

Sympathy for the Devil

May 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Dawn, Geo TV, Jang, The News

In 2001, Osama bin Laden, by his own admission, masterminded the 9/11 attacks which killed 3,000 innocent people including dozens of innocent Muslims. This was not the first mass murder of innocents masterminded by bin Laden, nor would it be the last. His plan to draw the Americans into a protracted war like they did […]

Media Reactions to Osama bin Laden Death – I

May 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn, Jang

So much nonsense spilling out of the TV right now. While we try to make sense of it all, Nadeem Paracha has written a good first reaction to the media first reaction. As CNN and BBC were showing thousands of Americans gathering outside the White House, cheering the news, the sounds and sights coming from […]