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

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

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

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

Similarities between Iran and Thailand

there is a big coverage in Thai media the of current protests in Iran  and especially the role of internet, blogs and Twitter  as an alternative media in these events.
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June 21, 2009 Posted by | Anti-establishment, Media Control | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

rice money” & BJT party

I am trying to follow the development in the rice money saga in Thailand  as well as in general  the farmers plight. because rice is the main food in this country and may be even whole Asia, and it is one of the major Thai export commodities (in fact Thailand is still considered world’s largest exporter)  and therefore naturally the biggest  money making source.

naturally being a biggest “cookie jar“, it is very closely related to the economical, social and political situation in Thailand. as saying goes – “follow the money” !  😉

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June 8, 2009 Posted by | "Rice money" | , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Thai media on “New Media

Media War is now raging  well beyond the bounderies of  conventional  or mainstream media.  Now it spills into  new areas – what Thai  politicians call the “New Media”.

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May 23, 2009 Posted by | Media Control, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

and the “rice money” goes to …

we’ve already  blogged about the “rice money”  earlier.

yesterday there was an article on Bkk Post which provides further illustration of the points raised in that previous post.

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May 16, 2009 Posted by | "Rice money" | , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

“Voters’ uprising” and “Cyber army

both PPT and BP has mentioned about article written by Junya Lek Yimprasert of the Thai Labour Campaign – the article is  very interesting and  worth reading it whole !
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May 16, 2009 Posted by | Anti-establishment, Media Control | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Media – part of Ruling class

today another bloogger NiB has posted : Continue reading

May 9, 2009 Posted by | Anti-establishment | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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