Posts Tagged ‘ editorials ’

The News terms its own reporting as ‘conspiracy theories’

Dec 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The News

In an unusual moment of candor, an editorian of The News (Jang Group) termed its own reporting on a recent issue as ‘conspiracy theories’. The admission appears to be unintentional, but whether intended or unintended, it should provide a lesson for media groups to exercise scepticism and discretion before rushing to publish rumours. The editorial which […]



The Nation Repeats, Adds To US Secession Misinformation

Nov 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The Nation

We noted earlier that The News (Jang Group) had engaged in pointless point scoring by elevating a story about Americans unhappy with the recent election posting on the White House website asking that their states be allowed to secede from the US. The Nation has not only repeated this story, but added some creative misinformation to make […]



Express Tribune Editorial Repeats Rumours, Ignores Facts

Sep 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Express Tribune

In its editorial on 17th September, The Express Tribune leaves out pertinent information while speculating about information that is easily confirmed or denied. Ultimately, these mistakes lead the editors to a conclusion that is divorced from reality. The Express Tribune describes the anti-Islam Internet video (calling it a film seems to give it far too […]



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 […]



The Nation misrepresents Bilawal’s statements

Apr 11th, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

An editorial in The Nation on Wednesday misrepresents the statements of Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as a call for unilateral disarmament of Pakistan particularly with regards to the nuclear assets. The Nation characterised Bilawal as ‘naive’ and ‘idealism’ said that his statement ‘overlooks some of the fundamental realities but also reinforces his stature […]



A Tale of Two Editorials

Dec 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Times, The News

Two very different editorials about The New York Times story suggesting American officials are planning to put being raids into Pakistan’s territory serve as an excellent demonstration of unbiased media versus ‘playing to the gallery’. First, The News (Jang Group) wrote on Wednesday that the article was proof of American duplicity. When The New York […]



Laughter is the best response

Feb 24th, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

Yesterday’s editorial in The Nation carried one of the stranger bits of outrage that the newspaper has had to date. The editorial, “A Reality Check”, drew its outrage from a recent editorial in the American newspaper, The Boston Globe. The Globe editorial, “Pakistan’s Complicated Motives” says that Pakistan has an immense interest in the affairs […]



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