Posts Tagged ‘ Lack of Evidence ’

Please, Keep It To The Facts

Sep 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Blogs

The following comment was left on a column by Ms Beenish Ahmed for Huffington Post. Ms Ahmed writes about the rumours being circulated that Asif Zardari has purchased a London flat for some £140 million. Whereas Waj’s evidence was an email being forwarded around, Ms Ahmed’s proof comes from statements of Dr Saeed Elahi in […]

Dean Nelson Responds

Aug 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Foreign Media

Mr Dean Nelson whose column in the British newspaper Telegraph we recently criticised, has responded to our post. His comment appears on the original post, and is published again in full at the end of this post. It has also been brought to our attention that Mr Dean Nelson has been falsely accusing this blog […]

'Trust Deficit' a Self Fulfilling Prophecy?

Aug 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Foreign Media

Pakistan is suffering from the worst disaster in recent history, said UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon as he witnessed the devastation himself. Still, many commentators have noticed that except for the US and UK, most nations have not offered much in the way of humanitarian relief. A popular notion in the media has blamed […]

Serious Problems with Misused Aid Funds Report

Aug 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Foreign Media

Saturday’s edition of The Nation included an article that claims that President Zardari has been misusing foreign aid from the 2005 Earthquake. The story has now been picked up by Express Tribune, Dawn, and others. But where did this story come from, and is it reliable? The story originated with Dean Nelson, the Telegraph‘s South […]

'Shoe Incident' a Real News Story? Or Political Theatre?

Aug 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang, The News

Shoe throwing gained global prominence as a protest tactic in 2008 when Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zeidi threw his shoes at the then-President of the US, George Bush. Since then, it has been a popular form of protest for many different nations. The same tactic has been used against Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in 2009, and […]

Media Double Game Against Bilawal?

Aug 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Times, Dawn, Express Tribune, Jang, The Nation, The News

Last night Bilawal Bhutto Zardari released a statement about his immediate future. In short, he says, “I am currently looking into the possibility of studying law” and will not be jumping into politics as widely reported. According to his statement, Bilawal felt compelled to act out, “to counter some inaccurate information that has recently been […]

The News Peddles Conspiracies, Political Attacks (Part I)

Aug 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News today is peddling conspiracy theories and political attack in the place of actual news reporting. This has been an ongoing problem with Jang Group’s English newspaper, and the quality of reporting appears to be getting worse. Today’s edition contains two columns that stand out as such poor quality that they do not even […]

Express Tribune Joining Conspiracy Brigade?

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

A disappointing move by Express Tribune which has been a relatively good source of unbiased information since its recent launch. Today the new blog on the news website includes a conspiracy column by discredited conspiracy theorist Ahmed Quraishi. Quraishi’s post is a perfect example of his style of disinformation and sleight-of-hand propaganda. He begins with […]

The Lessons of Airblue Tragedy Reporting

Jul 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

In the aftermath of an unspeakable tragedy, there have been countless columns written deploring the awful state of media and news reporting in the country. Intelligent and civilized people have spoken clearly and eloquently about the irresponsible and unethical treatment of the tragedy by major news corporations. The best memorial to the tragic loss from […]

Does Murtaza Ali Shah Read Minds?

Jul 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Does Murtaza Ali Shah read minds? One thinks he must based on his article in today’s The News. In his reporting about Bilawal Bhutto to be named Chairman of PPP, Murtaza states that “Bilawal Bhutto, who is more interested in Facebook and hip-hop music than Pakistani politics, is being coached about Pakistani politics”. But does […]