Posts Tagged ‘ NRO ’

Is NRO reporting fair and factual?

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Ethics

It is often said that the media has an attention span of about two weeks. Issues come and go from front pages quickly as reporters look for the next big story. This can been seen by the short shelf-life of headlines and analysis about terrorist attacks such as took place in Lahore and Data Darbar. […]



Ansar Abbasi Out LBW (Learn Before Writing!)

Apr 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Poor Mr. Ansar Abbasi – he does not know how to quit while he is ahead. After his very poor showing on Friday, Mr. Abbasi has decided to have another go at writing his “news analysis” about the NRO. The column, “After Sindh card, Zardari uses Benazir,” is Ansar’s attempt at playing judge against President […]



Wishful Journalism (part 2): Rehman Malik Fired!

Mar 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

President Zardari is not the only government official in the sights of our Wishful Journalists. If one were to believe these pseudo-reporters, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has been preparing to leave his position for several months. Only problem is, he won’t leave no matter how hard these journalists wish for him to do so. In […]



DAWN Report About CEC Inquiry Leaves Out Key Constitutional Articles

Jan 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Dawn

A report in today’s Dawn says that the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) is investigating claims that President Zardari is ineligible to hold the office of President, but the report leaves out a key detail – Article  Constitution. The report claims that a petitioner has asked the CEC to investigate whether Zardari was eligible to stand […]



Nadeem Paracha: Waltz with the NRO

Dec 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Regular readers know that we are big fans of Nadeem Paracha. He represents what is good about journalism — being critical, but fair; being intelligent, but accessible; putting solid analysis before fantasy; and most of all, his willingness to take his fellow media personalities to task when they are ridiculous. This week, of course, he […]



Shahid Masood is Not Chief Justice

Dec 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Geo TV

Why is Shahid Masood pretending he is Chief Justice? As a TV talk show host, Masood could be facilitating discussions about the topic of the day in a way that brings new and enlightening information to the people. Instead, he is constantly thrusting his opinion over others, and treating his own opinion as fact. Take […]



Merey Mutabiq: What is the point of the show?

Dec 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Merey Mutabiq

For the average Pakistani, what is the point of Merey Mutabiq? One could hardly recall a program of Dr. Shahid Masood in which he had discussed the problems or individual issues that most people of the country face. If at all he had any viwership, he is fast losing that due to a particular set […]



Media Feeding Frenzy Around NRO

Dec 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The media feeding frenzy around NRO was entirely predictable and will surely get worse before it gets better. Now that the Supreme Court has rendered a verdict, the media is sure to make as much drama while they still can. After all, now that the debate about whether or not NRO should be repealed is […]



Merey Mutabiq Should Let Courts Do Their Job

Dec 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Merey Mutabiq

Merey Mutabiq devoted most of their entire last show to NRO. This is not surprising, as it follows a trend of favoring negative commentary over saying positive things about the country. But what was the point? Nothing new was said. Shahid Masood has the right to his own program content, and we defend his right […]



NRO Expired but Heavens Didn’t Fall

Dec 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

If I were an alien from another planet who had descended on Pakistan in October 2009 and were solely dependent on the print and news media for information I would be under the mistaken assumption that all Pakistan’s problems would be solved if only two things happened – NRO was withdrawn and corruption ended. I […]



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