Posts Tagged ‘ incorrect information ’

Ayesha: Javed Chaudhry’s Blatant Distortion of Facts

Feb 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Blogs, Daily Express

Excellent fact checking by Ayesha! Cross-posted from her blog Sharp Perceptions. The reading of Javed Chaudhry’s op-ed ‘Beech Ka Rasta’ (The Middle Way), printed in the February 4th Urdu newspaper Daily Express, made me realize that the media in general and the Urdu press in particular is so much bent on molding the public opinion […]

First US Controls the Weather, Now Time Travel Also

Jan 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

An article by Azim Mian published in both Jang and The News claims that President Zardari has engaged in a conspiracy against the media by convincing members of the US Congress to write a letter to Hillary Clinton requesting that visas not be granted to “media men not condemning the killing of Salman Taseer”. Judging […]

Cover up is always worse than the crime

Jan 12th, 2011 | By | Category: PEMRA, The Nation, Waqt TV

As was reported by most news agencies yesterday, PEMRA imposed fine on two TV channels for projecting terrorists, showing blood and gore. The two TV channels are Samaa TV and Waqt TV. Despite this official press release, The Nation published an article on page 12 headlined:PEMRA denies fining Waqt TV. According to this article the […]

Conspiracies, Media and a Willing Public

Dec 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I’m glad that the discussion of these fake Wikileaks cables has not ended with the apology of some newspapers. I’m truly disappointed – no, I am truly depressed – that even after the story is admitted to be fake, some newspapers and TV networks continue to peddle the story. If it is unknown to be […]

Lessons From Forged Wikileaks Story

Dec 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Dawn, Ethics, Express News, Jang, The News

I don’t want to spend too much time on the forged Wikileaks story that was exposed by The Guardian yesterday as it has been covered fairly extensively already. But there are some important lessons that should be discussed, and so I will spend a short time on those. Some have laid the blame squarely on […]

Ghosts, Goblins, and Shaheen Sehbai's Cloudy Crystal Ball

Dec 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

I will admit, what Shaheen Sehbai lacks in facts he certainly makes up for in tenacity. That man is relentless! Having spent some time reading the Wikileaks database, he has figured out a way to justify all of his mistakes over the past two years. But when you boil down Sehbai’s column to its essence, […]

Cafe Pyala Sends The News (Jang) Back To Kindergarten

Dec 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Blogs, Jang, The News

Yesterday, we showed an example of The Nation using Wikileaks documents to support their conspiracy theories. Of course, they are not the only media group that is making sensational headlines out of the Wikileaks cables. But while The Nation may be mischaracterizing statements in order to support a conspiracy theory, The News (Jang Group) is […]

Express Tribune Photo Caption Error

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Express Tribune

Express Tribune on 23 November featured a story, ‘US-based group working to establish caliphate‘ that included a photo of Interior Minister Rehman Malik with the caption, “Pakistani activist of ‘Jamaat-e-Islami Sa’ee’ in FIA custody”. There is no evidence that Minister Rehman Malik is an activist of Jamaat-e-Islami Sa’ee. Actually, this seems to be an obvious […]

The News Report on Constitution Contains Factual Error

Oct 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

A front page report in The News today by Ahmad Noorani contains a factual error about how constitutional amendments are treated in other countries. The article claims that: In different countries with developed political systems, including US and India, apex courts have struck down constitutional amendments. This is not true. No constitutional amendment has ever […]

Judicial Oversight Misrepresented in The News

Sep 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In an article for The News yesterday, judicial oversight is severely misrepresented as judicial supremacy. Sabir Shah says that, Courtesy their power of judicial review, courts in countries like the US, India, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada and Sweden etc literally enjoy unchallengeable supremacy over their respective legislative houses, a research conducted by The News shows. […]