Posts Tagged ‘ Shaheen Sehbai ’

Bachola Shaheen Sehabi

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

Despite several requests, we had not intended to address the rumours of a secret Zardari wedding that have been floated around the internet because we felt that these were so obviously attempts to invent a scandal from thin air that they did not warrant even the most basic acknowledgement. Our hand was forced, however, when […]



Reporting or Campaigning?

Dec 26th, 2010 | By | Category: The News

It is being reported that consensus mode is working well in the National Assembly, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has agreed that PML-Q will support the government, and even Mian Nawaz Sharif has pledged PML-N support for the government. If politicians can mature beyond petty bickering and backstabbing, why can’t our media? Consider the column by Shaheen […]



Ghosts, Goblins, and Shaheen Sehbai's Cloudy Crystal Ball

Dec 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

I will admit, what Shaheen Sehbai lacks in facts he certainly makes up for in tenacity. That man is relentless! Having spent some time reading the Wikileaks database, he has figured out a way to justify all of his mistakes over the past two years. But when you boil down Sehbai’s column to its essence, […]



Shaheen Sehbai's Fools Gold

Nov 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Shaheen Sehbai appears to be challenging for ‘Best Drama Screenplay’ with his column for The News, “$260 billion gold mines going for a song, behind closed doors“. Sehabi’s front page article is filled with back-stabbing, conspiracies, and corporate intrigue. Unfortunately, it is lacking in any real investigative reporting. From the beginning, Shaheen Sehbai takes such […]



Are There No Consequences In Pakistan Media?

Oct 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

American media is certainly not without problems, and no honest person will say that there is no bias or incorrect information published in American media. But media companies in that country do try to hold their employees to a certain high standard, and there are consequences when those reporters or TV anchors are caught violating […]



So Much For Myth of US and Army-Backed Caretaker Government

Sep 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Since the day one of the present government, certain media personalities have been predicting a coup of some form or another. Whether because of personal grudges, political opposition, or simply an attempt to be controversial there have been countless stories or examples of Wishful Journalism saying that the government will soon fall to a US-backed […]



Why are opinion pieces 'Top Stories' in The News?

Jul 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News continues to mistake blatant opinion columns for actual news, and publishes them as top stories in the newspaper. Today’s issue includes two stories about the second tenure as COAS granted to Gen. Ashraf Kayani by PM Gilani that offer no factual news reporting, but instead are opinion columns opposing Gen. Kayani’s continued service […]



Ayaz Amir's warning

Jul 17th, 2010 | By | Category: The News

It’s not unusual to find journalists defending the media. Often there are articles by journalists and TV anchors lamenting the sad state of our media circus, but still defending its right to continue without correction. And one certainly does not have to look very hard to find a politician willing to chastise the media, perhaps […]



Shaheen Sehbai's Defamation Double-Standard

Jul 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

One would think that after a 42-year career in the field of journalism, Shaheen Sehbai would have grown a slightly thicker skin. Instead, it appears that he’s grown quite a bit of cheek! Apparently the Group Editor of The News had his feeling hurt by an article penned by MNA Azeem Daultana and has responded […]



Is Shaheen Sehbai reporting the news, or trying to manipulate it?

Jun 28th, 2010 | By | Category: The News

Shaheen Sehbai’s article in The News today crosses the line from reporting to attempting to influence the public perception of current events. I would not even call this analysis, as mostly it is Shaheen Sehbai making statements without any evidence or sources. I suppose this should come as no surpise after Imran Aslam, president of […]



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