Posts Tagged ‘ Ansar Abbasi ’

Would Ansar Abbasi drown the nation to spite Zardari?

Sep 16th, 2011 | By | Category: The News

As floods continue to devastate the lives of countless people, we knew it was only a matter of time before someone decided to use the disaster to score political points. During last year’s floods, it was a popular media line to claim that flood relief would have been greater if only the world did not […]



Conspiracy theories and hate speech in the media

Jun 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The Nation

In The Nation this week, senior journalist and project consultant/editor at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) Ghani Jafar approaches a worthwhile subject – media used for propaganda in Pakistan. But instead of a serious investigation of the issue, readers are spoon fed tired conspiracy theories and hate speech. Allegedly an examination of American influence […]



Ansar Abbasi Continues Political Attacks, Extremist Sympathies

Jun 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In his column for The News, Ansar Abbasi continues his pattern of misrepresenting facts and using journalism as a cover for political and extremist propaganda. His latest piece, ‘Battle-lines in war on terror get sharper Zardari, Nawaz take clear positions’, is a bald face attempt to show PML-N as an Islamist political party while bashing […]



Myth of independent media exposed

May 24th, 2011 | By | Category: The News

On 18 May, Ansar Abbasi wrote a piece for The News that claimed “the military establishment have moved to thwart the will of parliament by feeding the media with distorted information”. In fact, another journalist – Omar Waraich – noted in a piece for the American news magazine TIME that the military was holding closed-door […]



The News Complains About, Spreads Distorted Information

May 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Jang, The News

Ansar Abbasi, the Jang Group ‘Investigative Editor’ whose sources were termed ‘incorrigable liars’ by Chief Justice Lahore High Court last year, was featured on the front page of The News complaining that elements within the military establishment have been feeding distorted information to the media. Ironically, Ansar Abbasi concludes his complaining about “unnamed sources” by […]



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 […]



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 […]



Who is playing Sindh card?

Apr 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The popular talking point has become, once again, that the government is playing ‘Sindh card’ in its relationship to the judiciary. But a careful examination of recent media articles suggests that perhaps there is another player holding the cards. ‘Sindh card’ refers of course to the idea that President Zardari and other PPP politicians attempt […]



The News (Jang Group) Assault on Government

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News (Jang Group) has taken a particularly adversarial tone against the government lately, with Jang’s celebrity journalists coming out with bald faced political attacks on the president and parliament based on nothing more than rumour, speculation, and conspiracy theories. We have already covered Ansar Abbasi’s baseless attack on parliament over devolution of HEC. But […]



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