Posts Tagged ‘ Conspiracy Theories ’

Ahmad Noorani’s Latest Conspiracies: Haqqani and Habib

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

Ahmad Noorani (Jang Group) has recently been accused by the blog criticalPPP.com of being a member of banned militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi based on a FIR against the Jang reporter for spreading sectarianism. Naturally, Ahmad Noorani responded to this accusation by posting on Twitter that it is a plot against him by…Husain Haqqani? How does the […]



Malala in the Media: Consensus and Confusion

Oct 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The Taliban’s attack on Malala Yousafzai put Pakistan once again in the headlines. What was less noteworthy, though, were the headlines in the foreign media – it was the Pakistani media that was raising eyebrows. Immediately after the attack, there was a rare moment of unity in the media. Conservative and liberal, English and Urdu […]



Fighting ‘straw men’ is a losing battle

Sep 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories

A ‘straw man‘ is a type of argument based on the misrepresentation of your opponent’s position. Wikipedia provides an excellent example of this type of rhetoric: A: Sunny days are good. B: If all days were sunny, we’d never have rain, and without rain, we’d have famine and death. In this case B has falsely framed A’s […]



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 […]



انگر یز و ں کے خلا ف کو ئی سا زش کیو ں نہیں کر تا؟

May 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized, Urdu Media, اردو

افضال خان اپنےسچ ڈاٹ ٹی وی کے کالم میں کچھ اہم سوالات اٹھاتے ھیں۔ پاکستان میڈیا واچ چونکہ سچائی پر مبنی سوالات کو فروغ دینے پر یقین رکھتا ھے اس لیے افضال خان کے آج کے اس کالم کی طرف نشان دہی کرنا ھماری ٹیم نے مناسب سمجھا۔ اپنے گھر کو بہتر بنانے کے بعد ھی […]



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 […]



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