Is Daily DAWN at a silent war?

I noticed this last month but a recent post by Tee Emm about Dawn Metropolitan helped me take it in broader perspective. Just pick last 5 Sunday papers & any previous 5. Its prominent in especially editorials & main pages ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Do you think DAWN is at a silent war with someone? If one pay more attention towards its columnist page, editorial & the choice for letters to the editor.

One would like to see a balance but here is a logical question. If columnist/writer oppose/favor a side, does forcefully balancing out by paper to show neutrality is fair?. What the editorial policy says here?

Also, Is this all about the TV channel fight or it is a part of over all reflection of situation?

DAWN never appeared to be in love with any side but it was until recently when one could notice critical content taking majority space. Target of the attack is clearly (1) The military, often hidden cleverly inside the word “government” (2) The Religious parties or extremist & in between the political parties.

Is DAWN trying to put the “the unprintable slogans” (a word by Ayaz Amir in his well written & full of ponder-able questions) in indirect sentences or is forcefully dragging readers into its own personal issue?

10 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r (unregistered) on April 29th, 2007 @ 3:46 pm

    well i don’t think DAWN is taking sides or being biased or too much anti govt…
    if you’ve read today’s metropolitan you might notice the story about guards being withdrawn from VIPs by govt.. they do give credit to govt where its due but they’re offcourse critical of them wherever govt shows its incompetence …

    6,000 police guards serve city’s elite
    http://www.dawn.com/2007/04/21/local3.htm

    Govt withdraws police guards from VIPs
    http://dawn.com/2007/04/29/local1.htm


  2. enspec (unregistered) on April 29th, 2007 @ 4:45 pm

    DAWNs doing a very good job mate. See no problem there.


  3. BitterTruth (unregistered) on April 29th, 2007 @ 5:21 pm

    Surprisingly no one covered the shameful event of city council in which an MQM member is beating a woman member with his belt…!! One can clearly see the women rights champion in action in Karachi city council session..photo appeared in Jang frontpage yesterday.


  4. d0ct0r (unregistered) on April 29th, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

    i guess i pasted that pic earlier…

    http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/1627/citycouncilet5.gif

    MQM’s Nazim from baldia beating a woman with his belt while she ducks for cover….


  5. BitterTruth (unregistered) on April 29th, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

    @Doctor
    I was just pointing towards biasness of KMB bloggers. Had it bean any member from religious party, you can spot several posts shouting “Step towards Talibanism”..but here you cant see a single word against such difference in acts and slogans of our beloved party….and yes I know there has been a penality (holiday?) for three sessions for the true mujahid, Aslam Mujahid Baloch..wow!


  6. MANZ (unregistered) on April 29th, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

    this is an example of the biased reporting and subjective treatment of the news.
    While our media grills the mullahs at the same time it is sitting silent to the wrongs of the liberals.
    just check the credientials of Altaf bahi of london who pridely lectures the nation on the rights of women
    but no one highlights the wrongs of MQM and its ghundas.
    Suppose if the women was beaten by a mullah by rolling his turban?
    And this coucilor reprensets the party which created a furor over the Hudood law and what will be his mentality if he behaves in public in such sadistic terms
    banay han ahal hawas muddai bhi munsif bhi
    kis say musifi chaihan kisay wakil karin


  7. CitizenofKarachi (unregistered) on April 29th, 2007 @ 10:19 pm

    Kisi ko pata hia keh yeh Nazim Salman Baloch kuttay ka bacha … haram ka dhakkan … aurat ko belt say kiyon maar raha hai ?????? aur koi kuch bhi nahi keh raha hai ussay ???


  8. wasiq (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 2:44 am

    Not at all my hairs where shiny and black few weeks ago before i visited “mahim’s blog”…..i bought a large bottle of mult i national’s desi shampoo….han baqi sab thek hai aap ko salaam kaha hai….

    JHAPAT NA PALAT NA PALAT KAR JHAPAT NAA
    KHARAAB KAR GAIE INN SHAHEEN BACHOUN KO SOHBAT AY ZAG


  9. wasiq (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 3:38 am

    yes the size of this picture is fine but it would look a bit odd in the horizontal…..and there will be no space left for one-liners on either side….
    Btw, if i cover the whole page of the diary with a picture how am i supposed to do the weekend entries of sunday and friday for the least…..??and if i don’t they might re-invent the wheel….thinking that i have strayed again…

    HUMMIE JUMMBAD NAA JUMMBAD HOMELESS GUL


  10. wasiq (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2007 @ 3:35 am

    jab mamoo kay pass itney sarey computers hain toh color printer keun nahein ho gaa….why didn’t i thought of it…..challo khatam kartey hain…..

    PS:your newsprint is the best….i have decade old unfaded cuttings…..under similar conditions of temperature,pressure and silverfish no other paper survived this long….thanks for the quality and zeal

    GOD BLESS AMERICA



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