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

role of different Media in Bangkok war – Updated on Apr 18

There are lies, damn lies, and The Nation

from Twitter

Can you post this rubbish elsewhere?

– Thanong (Nation’s editor) in reply to critical comment on his blog

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong

– Voltaire

Humans have a natural proclivity to want what they cannot have.

(quote from: “Why Banning Social Media Often Backfires” )

This is an attempt  to provide a comparison of 3 main kinds of Media in their coverage of  current events in Thailand:  Thai MSM (mainstream media),  foreign Media and “alternative Media” (blogs, forums, social networks). of course I am sure there are many people who could do a much better job than me in this – I don’t pretend being any sort of a specialist, merely trying to  share  my own thoughts and what I have  seen so far  in this regard.

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May 16, 2010 Posted by | Anti-establishment, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Dump the whole “More Money” system !

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February 27, 2010 Posted by | "Rice money", Anti-establishment, Media Control, Pharmageddon, Propaganda | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

new round of “Media War” by gov is announced

When the mainstream pushes society all one way, we see that it’s wrong and

we suggest, from the pro-democracy side, that the truth is something else

Somsak Phakdidej (from “Thai E-News” )

‘International cyber conflict has reached a tipping point

where it is no longer just a theory but a significant threat

– from “Virtually here: The age of cyber warfare” McAfee

(Fifth AnnualMcAfee Virtual Criminology Report, 2009)

Looks like we’re in the midst of  new round of  “Media war” by Thai gov. and loyal to it local Thai MSM
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February 4, 2010 Posted by | Anti-establishment, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, Pharmageddon, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy (hopefully) New Year 2010 to all !

It’s a PIMPOCRACY !

Max Keiser

Well, it is January 1 2010 C.E. (or 2553 B.E.  by Thai calender – although Thai new year is still 3+ months away LOL  🙂 ) – and by tradition  I would like to extend my best wishes to everybody here in Bangkok Blogosphere  (or shortly – Kokosphere) ! Continue reading

January 1, 2010 Posted by | Anti-establishment, Pharmageddon, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

swine flu H1N1 news updates in Thailand

Compensations : “If you or your child has a reaction to the vaccine, your ability to sue is limited by law

– from CDC  VIS about H1H1 vaccine

Here is recent article from Thailand :  GPO: H1N1 vaccines low stability (Oct 22) Continue reading

November 4, 2009 Posted by | Media Control, Pharmageddon, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

H1N1 Fear mongering Propaganda at full swing now !

French residents sue over H1N1 Swine Flu vaccine Nov 2

Nine French residents have taken legal action because they claim that the H1N1 Swine Flu vaccination campaign

is an attempt to poison the people of France…  One of the charges is of  “Attempting to administer substances…

of a nature which could result in death.”  Further legal action is said to be planned in the Isére area,

as well as in Paris, Pau and Nantes, by French people who are opposed to the vaccination campaign

German Medical Association Warns AgainstGiving Pandemrix To Young Children & Pregnant Women

Many leading pediatricians, virus experts and medical organizations are concerned about the “adjuvant

booster compound it contains and oppose its use in high-risk groups until more long-term data are collected

 

 

Check it out :  the latest already decided and announced plans by gov. for alleged (or planned, as article title implies ?  “plans made for Thais“)  ) H1N1 “pandemic” :

Plans made for Thais possibly get 2nd wave of flu

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November 3, 2009 Posted by | Media Control, Pharmageddon, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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