Author Archives: The Tube

Media Watch: Appearances

Justice, goes the adage, should not only be done, but also seen to be done. The British, who were quite particular about appearances, went above and beyond reasonable semblances of impartiality. Stories

Media Watch: Yummy?

The sensitivities of journalists are often thought of as having been dulled through constant exposure to alarming news. This is something that is bound to happen in any profession and it’s not

Media Watch: This guy is an improvement?

Sometimes, there are situations that could be classified in the any-change-would-be-an-improvement category. It was thought that the Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan’s position as the Punjab government’s principal spokesperson was one of

Media Watch: TLP and PTM

A common refrain from within the conservative commentariat during the TLP’s protests is that the country’s liberati do not call out the “anti-state” speeches of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) but elaborately

Media Watch: Tiny men, all around

Pakistani pundits don’t think they’re important, they think they know they are important. They’re not, of course. All it would take for them to bite the dust is for the political class

Media Watch: This guy? Seriously?

No, not his finest hour. Farrukh Saleem, the newly-appointed government spokesperson for economic issues, had a tough time fielding questions from the ever-sharp, ever-unyielding Shahzaib Khanzada. Seeing the to-and-fro between the two,

Media Watch: Digital is the future

Look at the image, now gone viral, carefully. A couple of senior citizens, listening intently to the Kavanaugh hearings. Brett Kavanaugh, of course, is a jurist nominated to the Supreme Court by

Media Watch: Kitna kar leti hai?

We’re a nation obsessed with mileage. Every conversation at a car showroom, or a used car dealership, or the awkward meeting resulting from some to-and-fro on Pakwheels or OLX, has to feature