Posts Tagged ‘ gossip ’

Jang’s “Special” Reporting

Dec 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

This has been a bad year for Muhammad Saleh Zaafir. The ‘Editor Special Reporting’ of Jang Group has been publishing one article after another of especially poor quality. In January, Muhammad Saleh Zaafir wrote a bizarre conspiracy theory suggesting that President Zardari held a ‘mysterious meeting’ with President Obama, despite the fact that details of […]

Newsweek Pakistan Shows How To Start A Rumour

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Newsweek Pakistan

Newsweek Pakistan shows us how easily media can start rumours. Following the resignation of Ambassador Husain Haqqani on Tuesday, Newsweek Pakistan posted the following on Twitter. A few minutes later, Newsweek Pakistan posted again, clarifying that they were unable to verify the claims of their anonymous source. While it is good that Newsweek Pakistan clarified their report, it […]

News..or Gossip?

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Express News

“It is also being said…” by who? Who is saying this? What is their credibility? “If we can speculate…” Please don’t! We need facts, not rumour and innuendo. This is not news. This is just gossip.

Express Tribune Joins Gossip Brigade

Nov 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Express Tribune

In a disappointing move, The Express Tribune has apparently decided to take a page from Hamid Mir’s gossip column in their own newspaper. The article, “Zardari makes an appearance; raises eyebrows“, by reporter Maha Mussadaq reads like a celebrity gossip column and provides no substantive news to readers. What Maha Mussadaq’s short article lacks in […]

'Auntie Talk' With Hamid Mir

Oct 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Mr Hamid Mr writes in The News (Jang Group) today that President Zardari’s recent attendance at a diplomatic function honoring Turkey raised “disturbing questions”. Upon reading the column, however, it was only learned that Hamid Mir engages in more parlour gossips than a dozen busy-bodies. Here are the so-called “disturbing” question according to Hamid Mir: […]

Amir Mateen's Gossip Column – Part II AKA "Sub Par Bollywood"

Apr 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

On Monday we reviewed The News‘s latest failure feature, Amir Mateen’s gossip column about PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif. As promised, we will continue this series of reviewing Mateen’s juicy gossip columns so that you can spend your time reading actual news. After attacking Nawaz under the guise of profiling PML-N, Mateen turned his sights to […]

Amir Mateen's Gossip Column – Part I

Apr 12th, 2010 | By | Category: The News

The News recently announced the return of senior journalist Amir Mateen who was supposed to bring his 24-years of experience and write a series of profiles on political parties – “how they may have performed, changed, and developed in the two years after the last elections.” What resulted, however, is better titled, “Amir Mateen’s Gossip […]

GOSSIP ALERT: The Nation Stoops to Reporting Gossip

Jan 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation is well known for it’s right-wing politics and sympathy for conspiracy theories. But this week, The Nation has both stooped to a new low by reporting gossip of a type that is more typically used to create controversy and attention for film stars and cricketers. The issue in question is whether or not […]