The Jang Group (Geo TV, Jang, The News) is widely known for its pro-establishment and anti-democracy (anti-politicians) style of journalism. In particular, certain yellow journalists of the Jang Group (namely Ansar Abbasi, Dr Shahid Masood, Shakeel Anjum, Muhammad Ahmed Noorani, Saleh Zaafir, Tariq Butt etc) are widely notorious in Pakistani circles for twisted and disinformation oriented stories and ‘news reports’.
A few days ago, senior columnist Kamran Shafi (of daily Dawn) appeared as a guest in Dr Shahid Masoo’d talkshow Meray Mutabiq (Geo TV) on 1 May 2010. Now it has surfaced that Kamran Shafi’s talk in Meray Mutabiq was heavily edited and twisted by Dr Shahid Masood and Geo TV in order to fit with their ulterior propaganda objectives.
Here is what Kamran Shafi wrote in his column in daily Dawn today (4 May 2010):
I made the mistake of my life when I appeared, against better counsel, on Dr Shahid Masood’s Meray Mutabiq which was recorded and then edited. And by golly was it edited! Suffice it to say that I was shocked out of my wits, and greatly saddened, at the show as aired.
Source: A committee and a half – by Kamran Shafi, Dawn, 04 May, 2010