Posts Tagged ‘ Osama bin Laden ’

Conspiracy Culture, Not Ghosts, Behind Killing of Polio Workers

Dec 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The News

An article in The News (Jang Group) of 20th December bearing the headline, ‘Osama’s ghost behind killing of polio workers’ suggests that recent killings of polio workers are the result of a CIA operation intended to catch Osama bin Laden, but the piece ignores the fact that conspiracy theories about polio vaccinations and attacks from militants […]

⸮پھر وہی ڈرامہ پھر وہی امریکی سازش

Sep 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Express Tribune, Jang, اردو

پاکستان میڈیا واچ کی ٹیم اپنے قارین کی توجہ روزنامہ جنگ کی ایک رپورٹ کی جانب مرکوز کروانا چاھتی ھے۔ نیچے ملاحظہ کییجئے۔ یہ سب باتیں مجاہد کامران صاحب نے روزنامہ جنگ کے ساتھ خصوصی گفتگو میں کیں۔ اس سے قبل مجاہد کامران کا انگریزی اخبار ایکسپریس ٹربیون میں بھی بیان آچکا ھے۔ نیچے ملاحظہ […]

Ansar Abbasi Twists Facts, History In Defence of Militants

Aug 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The News

In his latest piece for The News (Jang Group), Ansar Abbasi requests “home-grown solutions to Talibanisation” – something many people would probably agree with. Unfortunately, he then goes on to spread a mixture of misinformation and pro-militancy which undermines his original thesis, suggesting that Ansar Abbasi’s “solution” to Talibanisation is actually to embrace it. Abbasi […]

Pakistan’s James Bond? Or Nicholas Schmidle…

Oct 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories

Two months ago, Nicholas Schmidle caught the nation’s attention with his sensational piece for The New Yorker that presented a made-for-Hollywood re-telling of the Abbottabad operation. Now, a new thriller appears in the Financial Times, this time by a Pakistani. But, like Mr Schmidle’s earlier piece, this one, too, may not appear to be all […]

جنگ گروپ کی جھوٹی اور من گھڑت رپورٹنگ

Aug 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Blogs, Jang, Uncategorized, Urdu Media, اردو

اتوار کے جنگ اخبار کی سرخی کو دیکھنے کے بعد جنگ اخبار کی کھوکھلی رپورٹنگ کھل کر سامنے آ جاتی ھے۔ اتوار کی سرخی نیچے ملاحضہ فرمائیے اگر غور کریں تو پتا چلتا ھے کہ صارفین سے ایک نھیں بلکے کئی جھوٹ بولے جارھے ھیں۔ سب سے پھلی کوتاھی ھے بنا تصدیق یہ خبر چھاپنا کہ […]

Proof of Osama’s death, or proof of media credibility has vanished?

Aug 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Jang, The News

A sensational headline on the front page of The News (Jang Group) announces the latest conspiracy theory concocted to confuse the masses over Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound and the US raid that killed him. The News reports that US chopper crash removes all proof of Osama’s death, but is it all proof of Osama’s […]

Conspiracy theories and hate speech in the media

Jun 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The Nation

In The Nation this week, senior journalist and project consultant/editor at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) Ghani Jafar approaches a worthwhile subject – media used for propaganda in Pakistan. But instead of a serious investigation of the issue, readers are spoon fed tired conspiracy theories and hate speech. Allegedly an examination of American influence […]

Daily Jang Terms Ilyas Kashmiri ‘Patriot’

Jun 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang, The News

An article in Daily Jang provide an interesting look at how Jang Group characterises jihadis in Urdu publications. The articles describe the jihadi leader Ilyas Kashmiri who is believed to have been killed recently in a drone strike. You will please recall that a sympathetic piece was published in Daily Jang following the death of Osama bin […]

The News Complains About, Spreads Distorted Information

May 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Jang, The News

Ansar Abbasi, the Jang Group ‘Investigative Editor’ whose sources were termed ‘incorrigable liars’ by Chief Justice Lahore High Court last year, was featured on the front page of The News complaining that elements within the military establishment have been feeding distorted information to the media. Ironically, Ansar Abbasi concludes his complaining about “unnamed sources” by […]

Crazy Talk Hamid Mir Aur Ansar Abbasi Kay Saath

May 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV

On Crazy Talk last night, Hamid Mir and Ansar Abbasi put on an incredible show. And by ‘incredible’ I mean, of course, without a shred of credibility. Also, though, I mean incredibly funny. Earlier in the day, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif issued a statement on the raid in Abbottabad. According to Hamid Mir, Nawaz’s speech […]