Posts Tagged ‘ political bias ’

Is Imran Khan victim of a media vendetta?

May 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Express Tribune

Writing for Express Tribune‘s ‘Media Watchdog’ blog, Corporate Solicitor Zain Umar claims that the newspaper has a ‘Goebbel’s vendetta’ against Imran Khan. After equating The Express Tribune to the Nazi propaganda minister in the very first sentence, he goes on lambast the newspaper for allegedly “publishing literally anything against Imran Khan” while “not a single […]



Farrukh Saleem: Journalist or Political Activist?

Apr 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The Supreme Court’s decision against Prime Minister Gilani on Friday resulted in no small amount of confusion for many very capable barristers. Not so for Jang Group journalist Farrukh Saleem who used his column space in The News on Sunday to term the Prime Minister as a criminal. Farrukh Saleem, however, may tell us more […]



‘Sheer indifference’ to objective reporting on fuel prices

Apr 1st, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

An otherwise informative report on fuel prices in The Nation was marred by an unnecessary introductory paragraph and headline that spoiled the article by injecting it with political venom. The piece by Usman Cheema carries the headline ‘Fuel terror unleashed’, an alarming title that suggests indiscriminate death and destruction. But the report is actually just […]



If a chair falls…is it front page news?

Mar 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

If a chair falls, is it news worthy of the front page of the nation’s largest media group? Apparently the answer is yes. Sunday’s edition of The News (Jang Group) featured a front page story about…a chair tipping over. As the president stood up to deliver his fifth presidential address to the joint session of parliament, […]



Sehbai’s latest conspiracy another version of an old script

Mar 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Shaheen Sehbai has returned with yet another conspiracy theory about secret, sinister plans being hatched behind the scenes by the PPP leadership. But this latest conspiracy is nothing new, and is really just a repeat of the same old script. In his article of Monday, Sehbai accuses the government of hatching a sinister plan to […]



PPP wins big on Friday, Jang terms the elections ‘a major setback’ for the party

Mar 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: The News

By all accounts, PPP emerged as the clear winner in Friday’s Senate elections. The Nation carried the headline, ‘PPP, allies win 2/3 majority in Senate’. Dawn carried the headline, ‘Ruling coalition gains a foothold in Senate’, and Pakistan Today announced that PPP, allies sweep Senate polls. Even The News from page carried the headline, PPP […]



Ansar Abbasi, wannabe political advisor, gives himself away

Dec 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Ansar Abbasi is at it again with a front page column in The News (Jang Group) that offers little more than Abbasi’s personal frustration that PTI and PML-N are not joining forces against the present government. Having utterly ceased to even pretend to be a journalist, Ansar Abbasi is now fantasizing that he is political […]



Is media playing favourites?

Nov 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

We’re all well aware of just how vicious the media can be, especially when it comes to politics. Whoever is in power at the time will always suffer the greatest number of attacks, but even opposition politicians are not usually spared the venom of our talk show hosts and their guests. So when a politician […]



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