Friday, March 10, 2017

Straight news or opinion?

In the fog bank that is Pakistani journalism, one is constantly wondering whether an article is opinion or straight news. Consider this contribution by Tariq Butt. It is not labeled opinion, but it reads that way to me -- and opinion of a particularly cheerleading variety. Take a look and see if you agree that this is an effort to stampede the Pakistan People's Party into step. Excerpt:
"It appears that once the amendment bill is moved in the National Assembly on Friday, further consultations will be held among the parliamentary groups so that every side is satisfied for its unanimous passage. Every bill of such national importance has always won parliamentary approval with complete unanimity."
How marvelous. I had expected better of The News International.

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