Media antics -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Media antics

Sir: It is sad to see the media using its privilege of outreach to the masses to distort facts and present a picture of clash of institutions. On the day of the Supreme Court hearing on implementation of the NRO case, it seemed that the heavens were about to fall. The court’s decision to postpone the hearing till October 13 was like a prick of the needle in the media’s balloon prophesising a doomsday. Soon afterwards, the news channels, who had been reporting since morning that the court had rejected the government’s plea, had to lick the dust and amend their news, which were entirely opposite. Would it not be wise if the news reporters simply bide their time and wait for authentic information to emerge rather than jump at wrong conclusions and mislead the public?
ARIFA WAQAS
Lahore
Source: Daily Times
Date:10/1/2010