Posts Tagged ‘ Zardari ’

The News: Zardari Should Be More Like Dictators

May 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News (Jang Group) reports today that democratically elected President Asif Zardari should follow the examples of military dictators across the world. In a bizarre page 5 article, Jang Group reporter Sabir Shah writes that following the LHC verdict barring him from conducting political activities while in office, President Zardari “should seek inspiration” from the […]



Crazy Talk Hamid Mir Aur Ansar Abbasi Kay Saath

May 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV

On Crazy Talk last night, Hamid Mir and Ansar Abbasi put on an incredible show. And by ‘incredible’ I mean, of course, without a shred of credibility. Also, though, I mean incredibly funny. Earlier in the day, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif issued a statement on the raid in Abbottabad. According to Hamid Mir, Nawaz’s speech […]



This is politics, not journalism

Apr 24th, 2011 | By | Category: The News

One point that we have tried to make till date is that journalism should be led by the facts and not the wishful thinking or political agenda of any group or individual. Particularly notable has been the number of false predictions that make up what passes for reporting. If a fortune teller had the same […]



Is Jang Group Paying Former CIA Officials?

Apr 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News (Jang Group) on Saturday selectively quoted a foreign newspaper as the basis for an article making unsupported claims that President Zardari allowed US to boost drone strikes. Today, Jang Group repeated this misleading practice in a front page article that appeared in both The News and Daily Jang. Only this time, the article […]



The News Headline on Zardari and Drone Strikes Misleading

Apr 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News on Saturday featured a bold front page headline claiming that “Zardari allowed US to boost drone strikes”. But the short article included in the paper offered no evidence to support this sensationalist claim. Actually, the claim comes from an opinion piece in American newspaper The Wall Street Journal of Friday. The News repeats […]



Who is playing Sindh card?

Apr 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The popular talking point has become, once again, that the government is playing ‘Sindh card’ in its relationship to the judiciary. But a careful examination of recent media articles suggests that perhaps there is another player holding the cards. ‘Sindh card’ refers of course to the idea that President Zardari and other PPP politicians attempt […]



The News (Jang Group) Assault on Government

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News (Jang Group) has taken a particularly adversarial tone against the government lately, with Jang’s celebrity journalists coming out with bald faced political attacks on the president and parliament based on nothing more than rumour, speculation, and conspiracy theories. We have already covered Ansar Abbasi’s baseless attack on parliament over devolution of HEC. But […]



Factual Problems In Shaheen Sehbai’s Latest ‘Analysis’

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In his latest column for The News (Jang Group), Shaheen Sehbai holds a ‘funhouse mirror’ to the president’s speech and comes up with a curious 10-point list of what the president did not say in his address to the National Assembly on Tuesday. Sehbai’s column is purely editorial, though it is labeled as ‘News Analysis’ […]



Jang Group’s $100 Million ‘Scoop’

Feb 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Trying to get the ‘scoop’ on a story is a journalistic past time. Reporters want to be the first on the scene, and investigative journalists want to be the first to uncover a new angle. With fierce competition between media groups, publishing ‘Breaking News’ is a coveted prize. But there is a line between breaking […]



First US Controls the Weather, Now Time Travel Also

Jan 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

An article by Azim Mian published in both Jang and The News claims that President Zardari has engaged in a conspiracy against the media by convincing members of the US Congress to write a letter to Hillary Clinton requesting that visas not be granted to “media men not condemning the killing of Salman Taseer”. Judging […]



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