Media War

exposing media bias in Thailand

“Folk media” Vs Social media

while twitter is important, there are larger

world out there that one needs to talk to

The above epigraph is a quintessence of the main subject of this post, which in other words is: all the statistics about social networks as Facebook as well as any other internet activities do NOT reflect the REALITY of political alignment.
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May 28, 2010 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Anti-establishment, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, PAD-watch, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Apr 10 Updated: Role of Thai MSM in social unrest; govt curbs alternative media

Abhisit has succeeded in … making himself  look like a dictator ...

– Pravit Rojanaphruk ( Abhisit’s Dictatorial Face Revealed )

The government has gone fully fascist now

– commentator on Thai blog

The exposure of a single truth can rip through an ocean of lies… Disinformation … makes

us vulnerable to fear, misunderstanding, and doubt, all things that lead to destruction…

Giordano Bruno (Disinformation Tactics)

Only with the help of Twitter yesterday were

non-Thai speakers able to find out what was going on

Richard Barrow


Thai “Democrat” government declares an Emergency situation in Bangkok and once again curbs more ALL Media (as if it wasn’t already under total control)

Live Blogging in English  here and here, here latest (this is of course, apart from AVALANCE or some say tsunami of  info flow all over internet !)

UDD’s own live blogging on Facebook, mostly in Thai (some comments in Engl).

and here is    THE BEST  story I found today  – all the world’s MSM “politically correct” news reports can’t match it !

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April 7, 2010 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Anti-establishment, Media Control, Propaganda | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Is “Silent Majority” really a majority & why it is silent?

There are three kinds of lies:

lies, damned lies, and statistics

Mark Twain

Fresh example of  a typical  logical syllogism in Thai Media  from Bangkok Post :

The silent majority in Bangkok has finally awoken and started to speak up in the wake of the latest round of red shirt protestsA smaller rally by the so-called silent majority against the red shirt protest, attended by a few hundred people, took place the following day in front of King Rama IX Park

another fresh example :  Chula Network urges silent forces to a show of strength on 9 April

(Chula Network – means academics of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok)

Previously I’ve already tried to expose some “Fallacies used in Thai media and by academics” because I was just too appalled by their shameless blatancy.

Today I’ll try to debunk  another  BS, from a category of  logical fallacies, shamelessly  and EXCESSIVELY employed by Thai Media :  phrase  “silent majority“.

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April 4, 2010 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, Propaganda | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

new “Ajarns Watch” alert ! MUST read : Ferrera on Thai politics at FCCT

For Ajahn Panitan to lecture us on “patience,” “democracy,” and “the rule of law” is

the equivalent of Tiger Woods lecturing us on marital fidelity. Are you kidding me?”

– Federico Ferrara

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February 22, 2010 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Anti-establishment, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, PAD-watch | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

MICT & ME take preventive measures against possible “Twitter revolution” in Thailand?

another interesting  news is  about MICT  new project to “pro-active”  (or shall we say “pre-emptive” ? 😉 )   project to  “Educate” the rurals about internet :

Thailand plans ICT community centre roll-out

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June 24, 2009 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Anti-establishment, Media Control, Propaganda | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

new propaganda piece from ajarn: “faith in the system” imperative

today there is new  article by ajarn Likhit (read our comment on his previous article ) :  “The two imperatives: trust and faith

“… trust is important, equally important is its counterpart, faith. Faith in a system is necessary if society is to function with some kind of order. If the people have no faith in the social system, that it will be functioning consistently and serve their interests fairly, they will take the system lightly or even hold it in contempt. Trust and faith are thus the twin imperative elements for a society to proceed along smoothly…

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May 14, 2009 Posted by | Ajarns-watch | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Silent or Silenced majority ?

there are so many Ajarns in Thailand, and all of them are eager to offer their opinions (as we mentioned in one previous post ).

perhaps it is necessary to set up sort of  “Ajarn watch”   LOL

today  Bkk Post has an article by yet another Ajarn  Likhit Dhiravegin  : Continue reading

May 8, 2009 Posted by | Ajarns-watch | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“who the judges are” ?

I wonder who the JUDGES are ?!”

–  A. Griboedov

(from:   “Woe from Wit“,  1823)

I recall this famous saying quite often. There are so many critiques all over Thai media (TV and newspapers alike) and even among those who are readers or “consumers”  of the informational products mass-produced by the giant media corporations. there are a lot of people who refer to some  authorites as some sort of “guardians of truth and morailty”, who are themselves in fact quite often a very poor examples of the things they preach.
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May 3, 2009 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Media Control | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Cognitive Bias in action: biased accuse others of bias

there are a lot of people who accuse others of bias, while been deeply and thoroughly biased themselves,  sort of “self-biased”

(exact term is: Cognitive bias ,  also see relevent article List of cognitive biases).

It is too common tendency which prevails among Thai  reporters,  politicians and even intellectuals  (as those so called “ajarns”). Continue reading

May 3, 2009 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Propaganda | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fallacies used in Thai media and by academics

Update  Apr 26th 2009

PPT  has a post about Abhisit’s interview to FT.  It is  very interesting to observe how Abhisit himself  employs a lot of fallacies  in this interview !  🙂 Continue reading

April 25, 2009 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

   

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