Conspiracy Theories

A Familiar Triangle In Media’s Latest Drama

Jul 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The News

Love triangles have formed the basis for many dramas, but a different type of triangle forms the basis of the latest drama that is playing out on the front page of The News. At the center of the drama is a story by ‘Investigative Editor’ Ansar Abbasi two years ago claiming that ‘top federal figures’ […]



Conspiracy Alert: Dual Nationality and Establishment Paranoia

Jul 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The News

Last month, Gen (r) Tahir Ali wrote that “wrong assumptions, and conclusions drawn thereof, may mislead those assigned to formulate policies”. We agree completely with this conclusion. It is that therefore that much more worrying that Gen (r) Ali fills his latest column for The News with idle speculation, innuendo, and unsubstantiated conspiracy theories. His […]



Attacks against Najam Sethi turn silly

Jun 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Geo TV

Someone is pushing yet another conspiracy theory attacking Najam Sethi, this time accusing him of being a traitor who “should die in shame” because his family owns property in the US. In this latest attack, though, it’s not just the property which raises the blood pressure of Najam Sethi haters, but the price tag – […]



“Khari Baat Lifafa Kay Saath” or “Caught in the Cross Fire”

Jun 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Dunya, Ethics, The News

Many were suprised by the way Meher Bokhari was offered a position at Dunya TV following her treatment of Salmaan Taseer, but after seeing the leaked videos from last night’s Khari Baat Lucman Kay Saath, those same people may be thinking that Mian Amir got what he paid for. Meanwhile, the anchor has reportedly been suspended for his […]



Tweeting Birds, Judiciary and Accountability

Jun 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Ethics

When the Chief Justice took suo motu notice of allegations that his son Arsalan is involved in a corruption scandal, several high-profile journalists commented that the action was “a direct result of Twitter”. We will refrain from comment about the likelihood that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is deciding the docket based on […]



Is Imran Khan victim of a media vendetta?

May 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Express Tribune

Writing for Express Tribune‘s ‘Media Watchdog’ blog, Corporate Solicitor Zain Umar claims that the newspaper has a ‘Goebbel’s vendetta’ against Imran Khan. After equating The Express Tribune to the Nazi propaganda minister in the very first sentence, he goes on lambast the newspaper for allegedly “publishing literally anything against Imran Khan” while “not a single […]



Mad Cow Conspiracy

May 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Pakistan Today

After spending the last year beating the dead horse of visa conspiracies, a new media report has turned to another conspiracy theory about an American invasion. Only this time, you might say they are beating a dead cow. A news report in PakistanToday includes the alarming headline, Is the US sending all its mad cows […]



Abdul Majeed: Why believe conspiracy theorists?

Mar 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Express Tribune

In the piece below published by Express Tribune, Abdul Majeed examines the claims of journalist Nadir Hassan who recently wrote that all the anti-American conspiracy theories of recent years have proven to be true. After careful examination, though, Majeed finds Hassan’s argument lacking. We wanted to highlight this piece for our dear readers for two […]



Conspiracy Alert: Tall Buildings or Tall Tales?

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The Nation

It is hard not to take notice of the bold headline on the front page of The Nation on Friday: US setting up for Pak sneak-in. Are we on the verge of an American invasion? Should we be strengthening the borders and preparing for war? Or is this the latest case of media war hysteria […]



Will Ahmed Quraishi be the next memogate victim?

Dec 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The Nation, The News

The latest version of the media’s ‘memogate’ parlour game has turned from who knew what and when about the infamous memo to who knew what and when about the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May. Mansoor Ijaz invented this new version of the game by first alleging that Husain Haqqani and Asif […]



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