Posts Tagged ‘ bias ’

Historical Revisionism

Feb 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously said, “History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it”. History will not be so kind to another Prime Minister, not if Ansar Abbasi (Jang Group) writes it. In fact, Ansar Abbasi has decided that rather than way for events to actually play out, he’s going […]



Jang Group’s Double Standard on Security

Jan 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

When The News (Jang Group) published an editorial on 6th January questioning Husain Haqqani for claiming that he was concerned about his security without providing some concrete proof of threats, we noted that creating this arbitrary standard of proof of threats was insulting to the courageous men and women of the press who every day […]



Mubasher Lucman’s Social Media Campaign

Jan 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Dunya

A few months ago we warned Shahid Masood and Azeem Mian that Mubasher Lucman had entered the race for PTI Media Advisor and taken the contest to a whole new level. It seems that with the government’s troubles and PTI’s rising popularity, Mr lucman has stepped up his campaign using a popular PTI format – […]



Who is ‘Judicial Executive Panel’ (JEP)?

Jan 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Earlier this week, Jang Group published a front page story by a mysterious person supposedly named ‘John S Hamilton’ that raised eyebrows as well as many questions. On Wednesday, Jang Group followed up with another story about the memo case that involves another mystery. The latest media story from Jang Group reports that Judicial Executive […]



The News for the Prosecution

Jan 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Is The News (Jang Group) reporting on court proceedings or trying to influence an issue that is sub judice? This question must be asked in light of a report by Ahmad Noorani of 31 December, ‘Asma focused on army bashing, not maintainability of petitions. The short, four paragraph piece in Saturday’s newspaper contains a sensational […]



Media Wants Headlines Against Government, Not Fodder for Reforms

Dec 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Times, Ethics

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Nadeem Ul Haque had an interesting interaction with the media recently when a reporter from a local English daily called to tell him that he was scheduled to talk against the nuclear programme at the National Defence University (NDU) on December 26. Only problem was the reporter had his facts 100 […]



The News Attacks Imran Khan

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

An article of Mariana Baabar of The News on Friday continues Jang Group‘s bad habit of lobbing senseless attacks against politicians based on nothing but personal animosity and political bias. The article in question, ‘Imran meets Munter, Raphel at PTII secretariat’, discusses a private meeting between Chairman PTI Imran Khan and American Ambassador to Pakistan […]



Preemptive Strike

Dec 13th, 2011 | By | Category: The Nation

Political attack are one of the warts on the journalistic profession. Typically, these attacks come in one of several well known forms: questioning someone’s patriotism, suggesting they are a paid agent, or lobbing accusations of corruption are probably the most common. Often these attacks come after the target has done something that can be misdescribed […]



Ansar Abbasi, wannabe political advisor, gives himself away

Dec 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Ansar Abbasi is at it again with a front page column in The News (Jang Group) that offers little more than Abbasi’s personal frustration that PTI and PML-N are not joining forces against the present government. Having utterly ceased to even pretend to be a journalist, Ansar Abbasi is now fantasizing that he is political […]



The News, or PR for Rent?

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Reporting on Imran Khan’s rally has taken many forms. From the varying estimates of the crowd’s numbers which easily give away a journalist’s political leanings, to the thinly-veiled giddiness of Hamid Mir, to The Nation‘s tasking Imran with “declaring his own assets first”, many of the media reactions to Imran Khan’s rally on Sunday were […]



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