Posts Tagged ‘ Jang Group ’

Ansar Abbasi: Double Standards and Smears

Jul 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Ansar Abbasi today is continuing with his sad display of poor journalism and unsupported political attacks. His column in The News is titled “NAB used to target CJ on Presidency’s wishes“, but nowhere in the column does he present any evidence that such a claim is true. Rather Ansar Abbasi uses double standards and bald […]

The News Droops Even Lower

Jul 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Reader Submissions, The News

The following post is a reader submission received from Muhammad Shahid Khan. As always, we encourage you to email your own posts to if you notice some yellow journalism or factual problem in the media so that we as a community can keep our media held accountable. The News is no alien to yellow […]

Media Muzzle and Media Accountability

Jul 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Censorship, Ethics, Jang, The News

The media profession has been all a twitter this week following reports of a meeting between government and military figures to discuss formulation of guidelines for electronic and print media. It is our sincere hope that no such ‘media muzzle’ will come to pass, but we must ask whether some in the media are actually […]

Anti-Government Rhetoric Cynical Ploy For Ratings Boost

Jun 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang

Watching TV news and talk shows or reading newspapers and blogs by media corporations, it’s not difficult to answer the question of what all these self-proclaimed ‘experts’ are against. They are against the government, they are against the US, but mostly they are against Zardari. The fevered pitch with which the chorus of anchors chants […]

Ansar Abbasi Needs New Sources

Jun 16th, 2010 | By | Category: The News

Ansar Abbasi has been listening to those voices that are his ‘sources’, and they appear to be giving him some pretty bad intelligence. Take his article in today’s The News, “A get-CJ Iftikhar operation on the cards?” in which Ansar hears from his nameless ‘sources’ that all the political parties are plotting to overthrow the […]

Who is Thomas Houlahan?

Jun 15th, 2010 | By | Category: The News

Last week The News published a column titled, “US asked to stand by forces of law in Pakistan” that calls on the US to oppose the present government. Aside from the obvious problem of publishing an obvious opinion piece as “news,” the article raises several questions about whether The News is acting as a political […]

The News sinks to a new low with report on Zardari's nationality

Jun 14th, 2010 | By | Category: The News

The News has sunk to a new low in yellow journalism today by publishing an article that titled, ‘Website declares Zardari US citizen.’ Rather than conduct any actual research, The News appears to have simply repeated a rumour. Based on the content of the article, one has to wonder if the author, Azim M Mian, […]

Geo's "Shattered Glass" Moment?

May 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang

Janet Cooke is a name that is probably not as familiar among the general public as it is among professional journalists. Ms Cooke was an American reporter for The Washington Post newspaper who won a Pulitzer Prize for a story she wrote about a small child addicted to heroin. The article was obviously considered excellent […]

Paranoia Growing at Jang Group

May 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang

Reading The News today, one would be forgiven for thinking that Jang was an oppressed minority rather than the wealthy corporation that it is. What is, perhaps, more interesting, however, is that the news organization has begun to write paranoid stories about super secret conspiracies against some of its employees. As usual, though, Jang knows just […]

The Secret Lives of Pakistan's Journalists

May 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Dawn

The Hamid Mir conspiracy case has raised an important issue that deserves some real discussion. The issue is the secret associations that exist within the brotherhood of journalists in Pakistan. Certainly all people have opinions about important issues, and journalists – by the nature of their work – talk to people involved in all sorts […]