Posts Tagged ‘ misleading ’

Along with credibility, Jang Group’s shame is vanishing also

Aug 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Foreign Media, Jang, The News

We noted yesterday that The News (Jang Group) published a conspiracy theory on the front page that was filled with inaccurate information. Today, Jang Group bowls wide again, this time with a headline that will surely raise the blood pressure of any patriot: ‘Seals had intruded into Pakistan 12 times before Osama raid’. And again, there is […]



Wikileaks selectively quoted for political attack in The News

May 27th, 2011 | By | Category: The News

An article in The News today which claims that Wikileaks proves that Nawaz stood tall and delivered in the restoration of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry while tarring PPP with a black brush. The author, Anusha Rehman Khan, is of course a PML-N MNA, so her words must be read with the understanding that she is […]



The Nation Mischaracterises, Misquotes Ambassador’s Speech at NDU

May 26th, 2011 | By | Category: The Nation

On 18 May, Pakistan’s Ambassador to US Husain Haqqani arrived at National Defence University Islamabad to speak to students about foreign policy and Pak-US relations. A few days later, on 21 May, The Nation published an article titled ‘NDU audiences response surprises Haqqani’. This article, based on “sources privy to this lecture” described the Ambassador’s […]



Myth of independent media exposed

May 24th, 2011 | By | Category: The News

On 18 May, Ansar Abbasi wrote a piece for The News that claimed “the military establishment have moved to thwart the will of parliament by feeding the media with distorted information”. In fact, another journalist – Omar Waraich – noted in a piece for the American news magazine TIME that the military was holding closed-door […]



Geo Caught Plagiarising, Censoring Report On Drones

May 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang

Editors and journalists may think they can get away with plagiarizing articles and changing the facts reported without being caught. But in the modern age of the internet this is simply not possible. Most recently Geo has found itself embarrassed on the world stage when US think tank ‘AfPak Channel’ caught it plagiarizing an article […]



The News Headline on Zardari and Drone Strikes Misleading

Apr 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News on Saturday featured a bold front page headline claiming that “Zardari allowed US to boost drone strikes”. But the short article included in the paper offered no evidence to support this sensationalist claim. Actually, the claim comes from an opinion piece in American newspaper The Wall Street Journal of Friday. The News repeats […]



The News Misrepresents HEC Devolution

Apr 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In a front page article for The News on Saturday, Jang Group editor Ansar Abbasi once again deals in rumour, speculation, and misrepresentation – this time regarding devolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). According to Ansar Abbasi, The HEC is facing the wrath of the parliamentarians after it had refused to accept any pressure […]



Factual Problems In Shaheen Sehbai’s Latest ‘Analysis’

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In his latest column for The News (Jang Group), Shaheen Sehbai holds a ‘funhouse mirror’ to the president’s speech and comes up with a curious 10-point list of what the president did not say in his address to the National Assembly on Tuesday. Sehbai’s column is purely editorial, though it is labeled as ‘News Analysis’ […]



The News Publishes All Manner of Contradictions on Front Page

Mar 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Following the release of Raymond Davis per the orders of the court and under the Islamic law, The News published several stories on the front page related to the case. Actually, so many stories were squeezed into the page that it appears as if every employee of Jang Group was given the space to voice […]



Diplomatic Immunity Is Not A Parlour Trick

Mar 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

An editorial in The News describes the Raymond Davis situation as a positive for Pakistan relations with the US as it demonstrates that we are standing up to a global power. But the editorial misses the point of international relations and actually makes Pakistan look foolish in the larger world community. The short piece suggests […]



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