Posts Tagged ‘ selective quoting ’

Two Tales of One Story

Jun 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Dawn, The Nation, The News

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Is the image to the right a picture of a vase? Or is it two faces looking at each other? There are many things that two people may see differently depending on their own expectations and biases, and news stories are the same. Sometimes, […]



The Nation Selectively Quotes Sherry Rehman, Misleading Readers

May 27th, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation reported on Saturday that “Ambassador to US Sherry Rehman has said that Pakistan will release Indian spy Surjeet Singh in next week”. However, this report selectively quotes the Ambassador, removing all context and clarifications from her statement which gives readers a wrong impression of the facts. The Nation‘s report is based on a […]



The News speculates on Mansoor Ijaz with a twist

Oct 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Jang, The News

When Mansoor Ijaz’s piece in Financial Times was published earlier this week, we could almost feel the excitement in the air. Here is a piece in the international media that claims a conspiracy from president’s house! But, wait, there’s a problem! The majority of the piece actually attacks the national agencies a being a source […]



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 […]



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