Adam Ellick posts an unembeddable video on the Pakistani press's infatuation with conspiracy theories. The attempted Times Square bombing was the latest instance of mass denial:
Eight years ago Pakistan had one television news channel. Now there are 26 news channels, half of which broadcast 24 hours a day. But most of what is on offer hardly qualifies as rigorous, fact-based news. Rather, shows follow a familiar formula of a roundtable discussion by middle-aged men hashing out political conspiracies.If that problem sounds familiar to an American audience, consider that in Pakistan it has taken on daunting proportions.