Posts Tagged ‘ anti-Americanism ’

Shireen Mazari’s Latest Drama

Jun 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Director of ‘Kyonkay Saas Bhi Kabhi Baho Thi’ is very frustrated this week since his hit has been overtaken by an even bigger pukka drama. This week, Smriti Zubin Irani has been replaced by Shireen Mazari in the imaginations of aunties across the nation following her fateful encounter with an American at an Islamabad restaurant. […]



How to promote a conspiracy without even trying

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

The News today promotes anti-American conspiracy theories without even trying. What else can be the reason for publishing an article, ‘Police leave Americans car after checking their passports‘? Police allowed a vehicle having four American nationals inside to leave after checking their passports in the wee hours of Sunday here, SP Cantt Shafiullah said. According […]



The Nation Mischaracterises, Misquotes Ambassador’s Speech at NDU

May 26th, 2011 | By | Category: The Nation

On 18 May, Pakistan’s Ambassador to US Husain Haqqani arrived at National Defence University Islamabad to speak to students about foreign policy and Pak-US relations. A few days later, on 21 May, The Nation published an article titled ‘NDU audiences response surprises Haqqani’. This article, based on “sources privy to this lecture” described the Ambassador’s […]



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 […]



A Picture Is Worth A Thousand (Distorted) Words

May 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: The News

The following editorial cartoon appeared on the pages of The Nation on 22 May. The image appears to show an American Uncle Sam wearing a tall hat featuring a Jewish star and holding a gun to the back of a Muslim wearing a hat with a star and crescent to represent Pakistan. This appears to […]



Conspiracy theories and anti-Americanism Distort Reporting on High Level Talks

Apr 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Times, Jang, The News

A column by Shahzad Chaudhry in Daily Times starts with a very informative history of drone strikes that illustrates how the tactic has increased over time. But then the author veers very much off of a straight path and begins weaving in baseless conspiracy theories. Questions are being asked of illicit relations between such agents […]



This is politics, not journalism

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

One point that we have tried to make till date is that journalism should be led by the facts and not the wishful thinking or political agenda of any group or individual. Particularly notable has been the number of false predictions that make up what passes for reporting. If a fortune teller had the same […]



Bhutto, Sheikh Mujib and Hamid Mir

Apr 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Jang

In Daily Jang of 18 April, Hamid Mir tells the tale of a recent trip to Dhaka for a journalism conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of English newspaper Daily Star. But the story is not about journalism rather it is about American conspiracies in which Hamid Mir claims that the assassinations of Bhutto and Sheikh […]



Libya, Conspiracies, and Double Standards

Mar 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Daily Mail, Daily Times, The Nation

Last week, director at the South Asia Free Media Association, Khaled Ahmed, held a mirror to the nation’s commentariat and observed the uncomfortable truth that it’s only when non-Muslims kill Muslims that we complain. He was writing about how so many turn a blind eye to daily atrocities committed by Taliban jihadis, choosing instead to […]



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