Posts Tagged ‘ Yellow Journalism ’

The curse of yellow journalism in Pakistan

Mar 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The following piece by Malik Ayub Sumbal was originally published by European Journalism Centre on 25 March. An excerpt is produced below. For the full article please visit http://www.ejc.net/magazine/article/the_curse_of_yellow_journalism_in_pakistan/ The rise of sensationalist media and yellow journalism in Pakistan has led to the emergence of a debate in various circles in the country about the […]



Ansar Abbasi: Double Standards and Smears

Jul 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Ansar Abbasi today is continuing with his sad display of poor journalism and unsupported political attacks. His column in The News is titled “NAB used to target CJ on Presidency’s wishes“, but nowhere in the column does he present any evidence that such a claim is true. Rather Ansar Abbasi uses double standards and bald […]



The News Droops Even Lower

Jul 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Reader Submissions, The News

The following post is a reader submission received from Muhammad Shahid Khan. As always, we encourage you to email your own posts to pakistanmediawatch@gmail.com if you notice some yellow journalism or factual problem in the media so that we as a community can keep our media held accountable. The News is no alien to yellow […]



The Nation's Article About ISI Report Filled With Factual Errors

Jun 18th, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation has published an article criticising a recent report published by London School of Economics (LSE) that claims the Taliban is working under direction of ISI. The article, by reporter Sikander Shaheen, is shameful as it is a hysterical conspiracy theory with a complete lack of factual basis. Actually, the only source that The […]



The News sinks to a new low with report on Zardari's nationality

Jun 14th, 2010 | By | Category: The News

The News has sunk to a new low in yellow journalism today by publishing an article that titled, ‘Website declares Zardari US citizen.’ Rather than conduct any actual research, The News appears to have simply repeated a rumour. Based on the content of the article, one has to wonder if the author, Azim M Mian, […]



Grading Shireen Mazari's Faisal Shahzad Conspiracy

May 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The Nation

Shireen Mazari has written the master piece of conspiracy literature about the Faisal Shahzad case. I am grateful for her putting it all in order so that it can be so easily refuted. Writing for The Nation on Monday, Mazari manages to get everything wrong, right from the beginning. Let’s grade her answers in order […]



What did Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder really say?

May 12th, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

Yesterday, The Nation suggested the entire Faisal Shahzad case is a ‘set up’ to trap Pakistan, and that we may be facing an ‘imminent attack’ by the Americans. The evidence they present are some statements by American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and American Attorney General Eric Holder. Both statements, which were made during TV […]



Ansar Abbasi Out LBW (Learn Before Writing!)

Apr 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Poor Mr. Ansar Abbasi – he does not know how to quit while he is ahead. After his very poor showing on Friday, Mr. Abbasi has decided to have another go at writing his “news analysis” about the NRO. The column, “After Sindh card, Zardari uses Benazir,” is Ansar’s attempt at playing judge against President […]



Who is the real Shaheen Sehbai?

Dec 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Shaheen Sehbai has certainly changed his tune in over the years. Once a prominent journalist with a bright future, Sehbai has fallen prey to the  allure of fame garnered by letting his own opinions color his reporting. Rather than report facts, he instead engages in yellow journalism of the worst sort. Is this a result […]



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