Yellow Journalism Archive

Prominent anchor abuses during a mental breakdown suffered from defending the indefensible!: Related post: Threatening telephone call from a proxy of Pakistan army – by Ali Raja A leading television anchor known for blatant “ghalatian” on live television, enough to embarrass his fans in front of likes of Hilary Clinton etc,
Fake criticism of Pakistan army by a budding writer Shahid Saeed: Related post: A rebuttal to Mosharraf Zaidi and other apologists of the military state of Pakistan – by Sumantra Maitra Fake criticism of military establishment Fake critical letter to ISI chief by Ejaz Haider Three musketeers and the “PPP
For some Pakistani media, Bin Laden a ‘Martyr’ -by Bashir Ahmad Gwakh: Osama bin Laden was living in a compound just a few hundred meters from Pakistan’s leading military academy for years before U.S. forces killed him. But despite the massive evidence suggesting Pakistani complicity in his hiding, much of the
Mukhtaran Mai case: Other side of the story–By Haider Javed Syed:
How to identify (fake) liberal proxies of Pakistan army in mainstream and social media?: Preamble Commenting on the state of pro-establishment journalism in Pakistan, Ayesha Siddiqa once said: Today, we face a state of military hegemony: political, economic and intellectual control. Today, there is not a single university in Pakistan or a young
1113 days of the PPP government! – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Related readings: Comparison between 1990, 1996 and 2010 Obsession with Zardari; Not in the New Year! The End of the Zardari Government is Near On April 12, 2011, an important milestone was surpassed by the current elected and peoples
Ijaz-ul-Haq Bhutto and the Real PPP: Reflections of a Jiyala – by Maula Bux Thadani: Last week, Pakistan’s Fake Civil Society (FCS) who are actually the real PPP supporters, were using Ijaz-ul-Haq (son of Pakistan’s Islamofascist military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq) to diss Babar Awan. Many of them were  inflamed that Babar Awan was representing the Government
Has Ansar Abbasi committed blasphemy? – by Shiraz Paracha: Ansar Abbasi of daily Jang newspaper provided his readers incomplete and selective translation of verses from the Holy Qur’an. Just to prove his twisted logic this self-proclaimed soldier of Islam and a ‘good Muslim’, he used the Holy Qur’an to
Jang group’s lame campaign against PEMRA to avoid GST: A simmering difference between the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and the the Jang Group has turned into a full-blown legal warfare, with acting Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Dr Abdul Jabbar accusing the Jang Group
Emotionalism, extremism and Pakistani media – by Rameez Karamat Ali: “I am standing in a victim’s house where YOU CAN SEE an eight year old and the only son of a local teacher is killed in suicide attack, yesterday. Now you can see the situation here and we are
After Salman Taseer now Jang Group is targeting Fauzia Wahab: Yeah, it’s a well known fact that the Spanish-American war in 1898 was a result of “yellow journalism”, and it is also established truth that ‘Jang Group’ played a leading role in Salman Taseer’s assassination. The Asia Bibi saga
Is the media fanning extremism? —by Yawar Abbas: Giving more airtime to apologists and sympathisers of militants and very little time to their critics and exposing audiences to the fanatical views propagated by semi-educated anchor-persons and politicians is by any standard yellow journalism and is reflective of
“The blaming the victim brigade” and Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder: Related posts: Three musketeers and the “PPP abandoned Salmaan Taseer” narrative An open letter to President Zardari — by Shahid Saeed “Civil” Society must stop blaming the PPP: A rebuttal to Naveen Naqvi and the ‘Twitter Opportunists Club’ Here
On the so called ISI-CIA rift on the Raymond Davis issue: Related articles: General Kayani allowed US special forces to secretly operate in Pakistan WikiLeaks unmasks who are our real puppet-masters? On Declan Walsh’s latest scoop: ‘Raymond Davis is a CIA spy’ LUBP Archive on Raymond Davis The Raymond Davis
Geo TV gets censored…by Geo TV: Najam Sethi’s show and the out of bound topics – by Maula Bux Thadani: Related articles: LUBP Archive on Najam Sethi GEO TV often paints itself as the underdog, the scrapper that is crusading against the “all-powerful” President and Prime Minister.  Even if this image is laughable in the light of the billions of
Investigating corruption – By Zohra Yusuf, Express Tribune:  Editor’s Note: In the following article for Express Tribune, Zohra Yusuf deconstructs media bias towards corruption.   The selective and unsubstantiated lynching of some politicians has not made our society any better; rather it has made us far more hypocritical
Raymond Davis case: Incitement to hatred with Talat Hussain: Related article: Raymond Davis case: How Pakistan’s right-wing media resulted in Shumaila’s death If you were to turn on your television at this very moment and browse through the channels for barely a minute, what would you see? You
On Declan Walsh’s latest scoop: ‘Raymond Davis is a CIA spy’: Related articles: LUBP archive on Declan Walsh On the so called ISI-CIA rift on the Raymond Davis issue Foreign journalists in Pakistan: Embedded in the narratives of military establishment Yesterday, Declan Walsh published two stories in the Guardian (20
Najam Sethi’s shameful role in undermining Benazir Bhutto’s democratic government: Najam Sethi is an interesting character of Pakistani media who has carefully and opportunistically attempted to construct his image as a liberal journalist while not compromising his links with the real stakeholders in Pakistan, i.e., GHQ. Sethi is known
PSF activists support Mumtaz Qadri? Poor reporting by the Daily Times: A plea to Shaheed Taseer’s family – by Shahid Khakwani: It was shocking to read about Peoples Student Federation (PSF), the student wing of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) presenting flowers to Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of Shaheed Salmaan Taseer in Daily Times owned by Shaheed Governor (now being run
Justice Tariq Mehmood vs Ansar Abbasi on Raymond Davis’s immunity – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Related articles: LUBP Archive on Raymond Davis Between March 2007 and March 2009, Justice Tariq Mehmood along with Ali Ahmed Kurd, Asma Jahangir and Athar Minallah plus a few others were the darlings of our right wing media members
Tribal elder falsely reported as Taliban Commander is arrested by Karachi Police – by Saleem Khan Muhmand: Here is an example of how the print and electronic media in Pakistan is busy in breaking the carefully manufactured news without verification. This is an example of a sad alliance between Pakistani military and media. This is the
Deconstructing Al Jazeera and its paymasters: Related post: The collapse of Al-Jazeera’s credibility Aim The aim of this post is to identify some key issues and concerns about the claimed independence and objectivity of Al Jazeera and to highlight various forces and factors which currently
Freedom of hate speech? – by Nadeem F. Paracha: Loose cannons In countries where democracy hasn’t had the time to strike root in political institutions and the social psyche, there is always the danger of it becoming a backdoor sanctuary for mobs of intolerant thugs who are the
Raymond Davis – by Shoaib Adil: Related articles: In Pakistan, everybody hates Raymond? – by Brandon Wallace Lahore shooting by a US national and “the legal issues to settle”: Some questions for Ejaz Haider Curious case of Raymond Davis – by Sindhyar Talpur Civil society
Shah Mahmood Qureshi: Jang Group’s new found hero – by M Usama Kabbir: Related article: In defense of Shah Mahmood Qureshi – by Javed Fazal Pakistan’s (military establishment-free) media has found an overnight ‘HERO’ roughly a month after they found ‘Ghazi’ Mumtaz Qadri. Surprisingly, this time around he is from the ‘krupt’
Where Ansar Abbasi and Mosharraf Zaidi converge: “PPP killed Sherry Rehman’s bill”: Related articles: Three musketeers and the “PPP abandoned Salmaan Taseer” narrative A plan well executed Charter of irresponsible journalism in Pakistan in 2011 It is always entertaining to witness the little asset talk of the FCS eleven on Twitter
Faisal Abidi Exposing the Journalists-Judges Alliance: We thank our reader Nasir for identifying February 3, 2011’s program “Islamabad Tonight with Nadeem Malik” on Aaj TV. The program had Faisal Raza Abidi representing the PPP, Rasheed Godil representing MQM and Ibrahim Khan representing the Jamat-e-Islami. The
Internet hoax about Asif Zardari’s marriage: Currently a hoax is in circulation about President Asif Ali Zardari’s alleged marriage to a PPP worker in the USA. Apparently the Zardari phobes of Islamist and urban middle class backgrounds are making use of yet another ‘opportunity’ to
Selective ray of hope emanates from Veena Malik to Declan Walsh – by Sana Jokhio: After partially waking up from the deep denial of the extremists, Pakistan’s educated elites (commonly known as FCS, i.e., Fake Civil Society) and their English-speaking media counterparts are once again falling back on narratives that are full of omissions,
Lahore shooting by Raymond Davis and “the legal issues to settle”: Some questions for Ejaz Haider: Once again, Ejaz Haider’s choice of topic and narrative is strikingly similar to the topic and narrative chosen by Ansar Abbasi, Hamid Mir etc, something which has forced me to write this post. First of all, I must thank
Altaf Hussain: From the ‘Martial Law Revolution’ to the ‘Soldier No 2542671 Explanation’: In today’s Jang, MQM’s informal spokesman Hasan Nisar has published a letter by the MQM’s chief Altaf Hussain in which he explains the ‘reasons’ behind his desire for a ‘martial law revolution’ in Pakistan. آپ کو یاد ہوگا پچھلے
Three musketeers and the “PPP abandoned Salmaan Taseer” narrative: Related posts: The blaming the victim brigade and Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder An open letter to President Zardari — by Shahid Saeed “Civil” Society must stop blaming the PPP: A rebuttal to Naveen Naqvi and the ‘Twitter Opportunists Club’ The
Some gems from Declan Walsh’s article promoting Sherry Rehman: Related articles: Foreign journalists in Pakistan: Embedded in the narratives of military establishment and urban elite In response to Declan Walsh’s article on Karachi’s deadly divide – by Shaista Aazar I could not agree more when I read this
Tariq Ali’s backhanded tribute to Salmaan Taseer – by Mahvish Afridi: Is Tariq Ali a reporter, a Marxist activist or an author of fluffy Islamist novels reminiscent of Nasim Hijazi? Or is he just an ideologue past his sell by date, cashing in on his Communist Cows.  Nonetheless, he clearly has
General Kayani explains his position on WikiLeaks via Haroon-ur-Rashid: Related article: Kayani dictates talking points to “free media” A number of key writers in Pakistan’s Urdu and English press have been recently ‘tasked’ to repair the image of the GHQ and General Kayani. The notable amongst them are:
Bramdagh Bugti says Ali K. Chishti fabricated his “bogus interview” in Daily Times: Cross-posted from The Baloch Hal Quetta: A spokesman for Baloch nationalist leader and the head of the Baloch Republican Party (BRP)  Nawabzada Bramdagh Bugti has termed two recent interviews published in a Lahore-based English daily as fake, fabricated and
Salman Taseer’s murder and the footsoldiers of media – by Qudsia Siddiqui: Related posts: Three musketeers and the “PPP abandoned Salmaan Taseer” narrative “The blaming the victim brigade” and Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder An open letter to President Zardari — by Shahid Saeed “Civil” Society must stop blaming the PPP: A rebuttal
PPP’s Hukoomat Jaa Rahee hay – A wish more than analysis: I was looking forward to the program called the “Great Debate” on Geo News last evening. The debate was to be moderated by Iftikhar Ahmed and Hamid Mir. Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s President Saeed Shafiq was the
Where Islamists and fake liberals of Pakistan converge: The GHQ induced patriotism: The aim of this post is to highlight how liberals and mullahs of Pakistan can, at times, converge to reinforce and propagate a GHQ’s induced narrative on patriotism. In the following post, it is hard to miss the common