Posts Tagged ‘ Raymond Davis ’

Media Conspiracy Theories Continue to Embarrass

Feb 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Foreign Media

Pakistan media has already been termed ‘conspiracy-palooza‘ by one prominent magazine, and now Global Post has also taken notice of the conspiracy theories running riot in our media. Reporter Nicolas Brulliard says the Raymond Davis shooting began as a nightmare, but was quickly exploited and transformed into ‘a field day for Pakistan’s conspiracy theorists’. One […]



Pakistan Media Termed ‘Conspiracy-Palooza’

Feb 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Express Tribune, Foreign Media, The Nation

American news magazine Wired has termed the Pakistani media ‘Conspiracy-Palooza’ due to the number of conspiracy theories being circulated about the Raymond Davis case and notes that such rumours are fueling the very crisis. The article specifically mentions the role of The Nation and Express Tribune in spreading “transparently silly stories”. Al-Qaeda’s nuclear arms dealer? […]



Media Adds To Raymond Davis Confusion

Feb 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, Pakistan Today, The News

Can it be any surprise that confusion surrounds the curious case of Raymond Davis when the media continues to add to the confusion with contradictory headlines? The News on Friday included several front page headlines that directly contradicted each other. On the issue of foreign aid, two article, ‘Top US lawmakers reject cut in Pak […]



Valentine’s Day at The Nation

Feb 17th, 2011 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation may think that it is very clever, but once again it has missed the glaringly obvious. In the Wednesday edition of the newspaper a cartoon is featured on the Opinion page depicting Fauzia Wahab taking a rose to Raymond Davis. The cartoon includes the caption, “Valentine’s Day observed with full fervour in Pakistan”. […]



Poor Reporting on Raymond Davis Confusing Issues

Feb 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Times, Dawn, The Nation, The News

The Raymond Davis case continues to dominate media headlines, though the people are probably more confused than ever about the facts due to poor reporting on the issue. Ansar Abbasi has termed the issue in The News ‘the Lal Masjid of present govt’, a term he appears to have borrowed from Hamid Gul. “A national […]



Funhouse Mirrors

Feb 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Media is ofter termed a ‘watch dog’ and indeed this is one important role of the media. Personally, I think this is a poor metaphor. For one thing, ‘watch dog’ assumes that there is an outside threat and that its master must be protected and never questioned. In the case of media it is too […]



Business Recorder Publishes JI Conspiracy Theory

Feb 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Business Recorder

Business Recorder on Monday published the latest conspiracy theory of JI Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan that “the Americans have established several states within the state of Pakistan” and are orchestrating terrorist activities in the country. What is curious is that the article reads like a press statement issued by a political party and not actual […]



Flogging the dead horse of visa conspiracies

Feb 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang, The News

The conspiracy theory about ‘suspicious foreigners’ being issued visas by the Embassy in Washington is a horse long dead. Nevertheless, journalists continue to drag it into the street for a public flogging whenever possible. With the arrest of the American Raymond Davis for shooting two men in Lahore in what he claims was self defense, […]



Raymond Davis Case Is Sub Judice, Not Sub Media

Feb 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV

There is nothing positive about a tragedy such as occurred last week when an American Consulate employee shot two men and a third died in a vehicular accident involving another American Consulate employee. Unfortunately, some in the media have taken the opportunity of this tragedy to promote confusion, conspiracy theories, and political agendas instead of […]



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