Posts Tagged ‘ anti-Americanism ’

Qadri an American Agent? Shireen Mazari’s Latest Conspiracy Theory

Jan 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Jang, The News

This week’s events have left many scratching their heads. Dr Tahirul Qadri’s return to Pakistan in the final few months before elections left many wondering, “why now?” Adding to those questions are the size and scope of Qadri’s long march. Who has paid the Rs800m to reserve 40,000 buses? Who paid $4 million on television […]



Ansar Abbasi Fearmongering Misrepresents Facts

Sep 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Jang, The News

Ansar Abbasi had a sensational piece featured on the front page of The News on Thursday which claims that ‘850,000 US spies given clearance WP reveals that growth of agents has gone beyond all bounds since 9/11 incident’. This is a shocking revelation. It’s also not true. Ansar Abbasi’s investigative research is based on his […]



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 […]



The Nation Publishes Misinformation on Dual Nationality

May 28th, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

An editorial in The Nation of 27th May includes misleading and sensationalistic claims about dual nationals. The piece titled ‘Foreign Nationality’ claims that “while the UK allows dual nationality, the USA does not” and “those naturalized as American citizens not only have to abjure any previous citizenship, but also have to take the American oath […]



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 […]



Manipulating the Media

Mar 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Ethics

The following piece by Kamran Rehmat appeared in Gulf Times on 8th March. In his piece, the author notes specific instances where the media claimed to be independently reporting politics, but appeared to actually being easily manipulated. There have been at least four instances in 2011 alone that have established that the independent TV media […]



United Nations, Escaped Goats and War Hysteria

Sep 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Dunya, Geo TV, Jang, The Nation, The News

On 22 September, American Admiral Mike Mullen famously appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee of the US Congress and delivered remarks that shocked Pak-US relations. A few days later, The Washington Post reported that senior Pentagon officials criticised his remarks saying he overstated the case. Asked about the controversial statements, the White House refused […]



Latest Conspiracy Theory

Sep 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Pak Observer, The Nation

After the recent attack on a security checkpost in Chitral district, some newspapers have published editorials proclaiming that the band of militants that crossed the Afghanistan border were a proxy of NATO. These editorials lack even the minimum of evidence supporting this claim, making it nothing but a sensational conspiracy theory. The very questionable Pakistan […]



اب کس کی بات مانیں؟

Jul 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized, اردو

آج کے جنگ اخبار کی سرخیاں  دیکھنے کے باد اس بات کا اندازہ ہوتا ہے کہ ہم پاکستانی صرف  وہ باتیں مانتے ہیں جو ہم ماننا چاہتے ہیں۔ آج  کی ایک سرخی نیچے ملاحذہ فرمایے     اب ایک دوسری سرخی ملاحظہ  فرمائے جو کے اسی  صفہے کے کافی نیچے ہی چھاپی گئ     […]



When Even the Facts Aren’t the Facts

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Times, Dawn News TV, The News

How often do we see academics, ‘analysts’, and experts of all sorts filling the newspapers and TV channels with shocking reports about this or that? It seems to be almost daily occurrence. Recently, businessman Munir Attaullah heard some claims and rather than simply accept them without question, he investigated the claims of Maria Sultan in […]



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