There are lies, damn lies, and The Nation…
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”
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.
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
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)
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 !
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”. 🙂
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
new Pravit’s article on Nation about the role of Thai mainstream media :
In earlier post we have already tried to notice the ongoing efforts in Thai MSM and in on-line blogs and forums to compare the current events in Iran and with the political problems in Thailand. today there is a great article on Asia Sentinnel authored by Kh. Pluem (N. Devakula), whoseems to be one of the new generation of Thai intellectuals, a person with shrewd mine and often with quite interesting opinions and analysis on Thai politics and economy. Continue reading
we’re trying to follow the Thai “rice money“ saga because it is closely related to the politics in this country, since agri products bring the most revenues and according to the principle “follow the money” that is where the main root of all the political restling are.