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

Bangkok battle is over, online battle rages on – Updated on May 27th

It’s getting very ugly on the streets, but is just as ugly and dirtier online

– Jesada Chandraprasert

While the protests might be over, no one can guarantee our safety in cyber space

– Bangkok Post

In previous post I’ve tried to compare 3 main kind of media and their role in Thai political unrest. Now I’ve decided to focus more on what is called “Alternative media“, or more exactly “social media“.
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May 26, 2010 Posted by | Anti-establishment, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, PAD-watch, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

true face of “Democrat”-bankster Korn

Let’s be clear I am a PAD sympathiser

– Korn Chatikavanij

George Orwell wrote once in 1946 :

Political language …  is designed to make lies sound truthful and  murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.

Orwell was talking about English language and politicians  more than a century ago – but one might think it was especially said about Thai “Democrats” ! But hey,  after all  current dashing Thai PM  Abhisit  and his old schoolmate & buddy and presently party-mate and co-minister Korn were educated there in UK, at most prestigious Oxford and surely have learned very well from the experts all the intricate subtleties of  that “political language” (demagoguery, fallacies,  overwhelming and dominating opponent with their language skills and other sophisticated BS ) in all finesse.  Perhaps they’ve been especially groomed so for their present mission of  running the show called “democratic government”.  🙂

I’ve commented on other blog about  role of  current Finance Minister Korn  and today I was surprised (NOT !)  to read about his  latest  anger and hypocrisy :
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April 5, 2010 Posted by | Anti-establishment, PAD-watch, Propaganda | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Suriyasai & Somsal speak on TV

NBT channel just had an interveiw with Somsak and Suryasai, PAD core leaders and fellows who now became leader and secretary of new PAD party.

what comes to my mind seeing them is 2 main things :

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June 7, 2009 Posted by | PAD-watch | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Muddle class” – middle-class

we’ve already posted about the reactionary anti-democratic role of the middle-class (aka PAD, most of which followers middles class are).

it is insteresting to find an article by Chang Noi dated almost 2 years back  called  “The dilemma of the Thai middle class” : Continue reading

May 5, 2009 Posted by | Anti-establishment, PAD-watch | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Examples of PAD propaganda – from Sondhi L

when it comes to demagoguery – then perhaps Sondhi Lim is the undisputed champion of it among all the Thai media pyares and politicians  – in fact he can teach most of ajarns !  😀

recently, after highly publised case of attempt on his life on Apr 17th and a week spent in hospital, he gave few interviews, like this one, where among other things he said : Continue reading

May 5, 2009 Posted by | PAD-watch | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Example of PAD propaganda – from Chamlong

Today Nation posted an interview with another PAD leader Chamlong  Srimuang, where he is talking about new party by PAD and confident that they’ll win elections to …. firmly establish “New Politics” – old good new politics, which Chamlong introduces some 20 years back.

Palang Dharma actually practised the so-called “new politics” which has been heralded by the PAD, even back before 1988, when the party was established. In 1990, an American professor who did his doctoral thesis at London University, later wrote a book entitled: “Chamlong Srimuang and the New Politics.  [by Duncan McCargo] I guess it was then that the new politics was first recognised.

Chamlong  uses a lot of   fallacies too , for example : Continue reading

April 27, 2009 Posted by | PAD-watch, Propaganda | , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

FM Kasit propagates “official truth” abroad

PPT   bolgs about Kasit talking at Asia Society.  I was curious particularly about this part, related to government propaganda relations to PAD version : Continue reading

April 25, 2009 Posted by | PAD-watch, Propaganda | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Media war” takes a literal shape?

today I saw PPT blog   already ahead of me posting on latest assassination attempt of Sondhi Limthongkul

Here are some photos (from Matichon/ ASTV)

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April 17, 2009 Posted by | Media Control, PAD-watch | , | Leave a comment

   

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