Posts Tagged ‘ USA ’

New Provinces, Conspiracy Theories, and Turtles

Jan 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The News

Issues like creation of a new province can spark legitimate debate and discussion about the pros and cons of such policies. Or, if you need a short cut, you can always accuse the other side of acting in the interests of foreign powers. This is the case in Major General (r) Tahir Ali’s recent piece […]



DAWN misrepresents US educational programmes in Pakistan

Dec 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Dawn

In his editorial for Dawn of 22nd December bearing the headling, ‘The not so quiet American‘, Shahnawaz Khar relates a recent visit to Islamabad by former Ambassador James Larocco, who is presently Director at an American think-tank. In his column, Khar describes a discussion with an educationalist commenting that the US has built a university in […]



The Nation Repeats, Adds To US Secession Misinformation

Nov 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The Nation

We noted earlier that The News (Jang Group) had engaged in pointless point scoring by elevating a story about Americans unhappy with the recent election posting on the White House website asking that their states be allowed to secede from the US. The Nation has not only repeated this story, but added some creative misinformation to make […]



Did Cameron Munter Say US Has Right To Interfere In Pak Affairs?

Jan 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn, The Nation, The News

A recent speech by Cameron Munter has taken on a life and a meaning all its own thanks to the ‘spin doctors’ at our media groups. Rather than reporting the actual statements, media groups are adding an interpretation of their own which reinforces predetermined ideas, but does not accurately reflect the statements of the American […]



The Nation’s Confused IMF Conspiracy

Dec 29th, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

It was only two days ago that the IMF approved a nine-month extension of Pakistan’s Stand-By Arrangement. Which means that it took The Nation less than 36 hours to invent a new conspiracy to explain how the decision is a tool of American hegemony and government corruption. The Nation makes several accusations against both the […]



The Nation Publishes Contradictory Wikileaks Conspiracies

Dec 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

You have to hand it to the editors of The Nation – they do not discriminate against any conspiracy theory. This is made obvious again this week as the newspaper changes its tune within mere days, first saying that the Wikileaks confirms that there is a USA-India conspiracy against Pakistan, and only a few days […]



Ridding Ourselves Of Shireen Mazari's Mistakes

Oct 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

In an opinion column published in today’s The Nation, “Ridding ourselves of the US“, Shireen Mazari makes several incorrect claims about incidents and statistics in the war against militants. While Shireen Mazari is certainly entitled to her own opinion about the war, she is not entitled to her own facts. Shireen Mazari claims that drone […]



Are Some Journalists Providing PR For Banned Groups?

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Khabrian, Daily Times, Dawn, Jang, The News

Are some journalists, either unwittingly or for pay, providing PR for banned militant groups? That is a question raised by Gulmina Bilal Ahmad in today’s Daily Times, and one that bears close examination. Gulmina takes to task reporter Yousaf Ali from The News for an article he wrote last week claiming that “Islamic charities most […]



Quran Burning – Facts and Fiction

Sep 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Nawa-i-Waqt

While the primary focus of this blog has, so far, been English language media, this represents but a small part of the media – and an even smaller part of the problem of inaccurate and misleading stories. Take, for example, a front page story from the Nawa-i-Waqt newspaper about a Christian church in Florida, USA […]



How Sad for Shireen Mazari

May 29th, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

How sad for Shireen Mazari that her sickness – her overwhelming paranoid-obsession with the Americans – so clouds her mind. As we grieve for our brothers who were murdered in cold blood by TTP jihadis, she almost gets it right. Shireen Mazari was so close to writing an excellent column. At the last minute, though, […]



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